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How to make a small room seem bigger

How to make a small room seem bigger

By Yoav Margalit, Contributing Writer

October 9, 2017


Filed under Housing Guide, Special Sections

In between trying to make a dorm feel like home and keeping it organized enough that you can work there, you can quickly lose track of the space you have to work with. Making the end product hold everything you need it to, while still having space to breathe, can be a hassle, so here is some advice to help...

How to pack your car for moving out

How to pack your car for moving out

By Brooke Eberle, Special Sections Editor

October 9, 2017


Filed under Housing Guide, Special Sections

As every freshman has learned by now, packing all of your belongings into a car for move-in day can be pretty stressful. Unfortunately, several people are going to have to go through this process again when moving out at the end of the semester. So, whether you’re studying abroad next semester, cha...

Five simple ways to be the best roommate

Five simple ways to be the best roommate

By Julie Kang, Contributing Writer

October 9, 2017


Filed under Housing Guide, Special Sections

Roommates are a big part of college and can make or break your year. Rooming with another person — whether it be a stranger or friend — can be an uncomfortable experience at first. You may both have different personalities, but still need to get along. Here are five ways to be a better roommate. ...

Set some ground rules to avoid roommate drama

Set some ground rules to avoid roommate drama

By Brooke Eberle, Special Sections Editor

October 9, 2017


Filed under Housing Guide, Special Sections

Learning to live with somebody else is not easy for everyone, especially if you have to share the space of a small dorm room. Even the best of friends can find themselves running into communication issues. However, many of these issues can be prevented by having a discussion beforehand about what is...

Cooking tips when you’re out on your own

Cooking tips when you’re out on your own

By Melissa Niemiec, Contributing Writer

October 9, 2017


Filed under Housing Guide, Special Sections

As much as some would like to believe ramen and saltines are a healthy part of a normal diet, having real food might actually stave off a few trips to McKinley. Though daunting, cooking can actually be rewarding and fun. Often it’s as easy as following a recipe. Here are a couple tricks to get you...

Clean up your act when it comes to your home

Clean up your act when it comes to your home

By Molly Zupan, Contributing Writer

October 9, 2017


Filed under Housing Guide, Special Sections

The first step to a clean dorm or apartment is admitting you have a problem: There are crumbs in your bed, loose hairs on the floor and layers of dust on every surface that is not submerged in dirty clothes. A clean and organized living space is probably not the answer to all of your problems, but it ...

Grocery shopping on a budget

Grocery shopping on a budget

By Brooke Eberle, Special Sections Editor

October 9, 2017


Filed under Housing Guide, Special Sections

As someone living in an apartment, I know it can be hard to cope with the fact that you’ve moved out of residence halls and don’t have a dining hall to go to whenever you feel hungry. You’re now practically an adult and need to learn how to shop for yourself. This, plus factoring in the budget o...

Easiest ways to Chicago from campus

Easiest ways to Chicago from campus

By Ashley Rayan, Contributing Writer

October 9, 2017


Filed under Housing Guide, Special Sections

Going home for the weekend is supposed to be a relaxing experience. But with many options, times and locations, figuring out exactly how to head home can feel like more trouble than it's worth. So if you’re looking to make a visit home to Chicago for a weekend, you’ve got a couple of options. E...

Five DIY apartment projects to elevate your style

Five DIY apartment projects to elevate your style

By Arden Youn, Contributing Writer

October 9, 2017


Filed under Housing Guide, Special Sections

Having your own space means you have the ability to truly decorate it as your own. A classy and homey setup is desirable but hard to achieve while you’re still on the “broke college student” budget. However, many decorations that look expensive can really be cheap if you by the supplies and cra...

Q&A with Residential Hall Director

Q&A with Residential Hall Director

By Kaolin Sewell, Contributing Writer

October 9, 2017


Filed under Housing Guide, Special Sections

Nathan Runnells, residence hall director for Nugent Hall, has been in the University housing community for 13 years. He is an advocate for residence hall communities and strives to inspire the next wave of resident advisors and multicultural advocates. The Daily Illini: Do you have any tips when picking a residen...

How to navigate Fall Housing Fair

How to navigate Fall Housing Fair

By Brooke Eberle, Special Sections Editor

October 9, 2017


Filed under Housing Guide, Special Sections

Interested in finding an apartment for next semester? Then look no further than the Fall Housing Fair. On Oct. 10 from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m., 46 housing companies will have tables set up at the Illini Union South Lounge to showcase the many apartments on campus. This semester’s theme is baseball, so ...

8 quick and easy meals to make in your apartment

8 quick and easy meals to make in your apartment

By Meral Aycicek, Assistant Special Sections Editor

October 9, 2017


Filed under Housing Guide, Special Sections

As a college student, it can be difficult to have three meals a day while also balancing a busy schedule of classes and other activities. While adjusting to your schedule, a list of fast meals is essential to your success. Here are some quick and easy meals to make in an apartment or dorm. Grilled ...

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