SJSU Housing Questions & Answers

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What's the best way to deal with noisy neighbors without causing a feud?

I find that the best way to deal with noisy neighbors is to call it in anonymously. Sure, no one wants to be the fun police, but on a... (more)Read 1 Answer
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Do you think it is worth it to pay a bit more rent if it means getting your own room and bathroom?

It really depends on your personality, the personalities of the people you are living with, and your budget. Are you the type of person... (more)Read 8 Answers
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I'm a decorator. I love for everything to match. Is it weird for me to ask my roommate to plan out her color scheme with me?

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What are the top 3 benefits of having a roommate in college?

If you have a decent relationship with your roommate, you can probably agree to share a lot of things - food, cookware, cleaning... (more)Read 2 Answers
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What was an unexpected expense you had when moving off campus?

Utilities! I had no idea how fast those racked up, especially the water bill. My roommates and I would fight over how long of showers we... (more)Read 6 Answers
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I can't imagine living with someone who smokes. How do I switch roommates without sounding like a low-life jerk?

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How do you deal with a noisy roommate?

The best way to deal with any roommate problem is to speak to them calmly. It will help if you approach the problem with some solutions... (more)Read 1 Answer
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Is living with your best friend a good idea?

I loved living with my best friend for two years. She helped me get used to living in a new environment. However, I did find myself... (more)Read 6 Answers
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What is the very first job you had after you graduated from college?

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What are some essential items to bring when moving into your dorm?

When you're moving into a dorm, make sure that you bring some easy storage solutions since you probably won't have a ton of space. Think... (more)Read 1 Answer
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My roommate keeps forgetting to buy her share of the necessities for our apartment (paper towels, toilet paper, etc.). How can I bring it up without sounding like I’m nagging?

If asking nicely doesn't help, you can: 1) get petty and hoard your necessities and essentially force her to go buy some ( I'm mean.. it... (more)Read 4 Answers
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How can I make my little part of a dorm room look cute but not cluttered?

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How can my roommates and I split up buying groceries? Should we share food or each buy our own items?

My roommates and I find it easiest to just each buy our own food, except for items that everyone uses like milk and eggs. For the most... (more)Read 1 Answer
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How can I save money on grocery shopping and food when I live off-campus? What are some cheap but healthy recipes?

The first thing you should do is make a list and stick to it. When making the list, think of the type of meals you are going to make for... (more)Read 4 Answers
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I know that living in the dorms is way more expensive than living in an off-campus apartment. What are some tips for finding an affordable apartment?

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Is it a good idea to buy furniture during college, or should l stick to renting?

I don't think there is any harm in buying furniture. Chances are, you're going to need those same items after college anyways. If not,... (more)Read 1 Answer
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When is the best time to move out of your parents' house after college?

I moved back in with my parents after undergrad, since my grad program is close to their house. It's been great not having to pay rent,... (more)Read 4 Answers
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How do you get all of your roommates to cooperate/stick to a chore schedule?

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What are some tips for sharing a communal bathroom in your dorm? Do you have any horror stories?

The biggest tip I can think of for communal bathrooms is to basically just remember that you are sharing the space with many other... (more)Read 2 Answers
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What is considered appropriate roommate contact prior to move-in day? I don't want to be overbearing!

I messaged my roommates on Facebook to say hey and to determine who was going to bring what. We had some basic chit chat conversations,... (more)Read 4 Answers

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