WMU Housing Questions & Answers

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What are some tips for keeping your apartment warm in the winter without using up too much gas/electricity?

Try turning the heat down when you're not in the apartment during the day, or at night when you go to sleep. It's not worth keeping your... (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 100% depends on your financial situation. I will say that having your own room/bathroom is fantastic. That being said, if you're in a... (more)Read 10 Answers
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How can my household minimize our electricity and water use in the winter months when it's dark and cold? Long showers are tempting and light is necessary!

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What are some areas that you might want to compromise on when you're looking for an apartment?

I usually compromise on room size and amenities that the complex offers, like a gym or pool to swim in, even laundry facilities. (more)Read 2 Answers
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What was an unexpected expense you had when moving off campus?

Honestly, I found the sheer amount of store trips for necessities to be unexpected! In a house of 6 people we have to go buy eggs,... (more)Read 8 Answers
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I have really long hair and I try to keep it contained, but we all shed at least a little bit. My roommate has been making some nasty comments when he finds a strand of my hair. I don't think he means to offend me, but he does. How can I address this?

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Is it worth the cost of a higher rent to live within walking distance of campus?

If you lived farther from campus, how do you plan on getting to campus? If the cost of commuting back and forth to campus is about the... (more)Read 2 Answers
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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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How can I affordably decorate my house?

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My roommates are party animals. But we're locked into this lease for a year. How do I talk to them without making it a hostile environment for 8 more months?

Either way it's going to be uncomfortable for you. It's uncomfortable for you to live through parties you don't want and also... (more)Read 1 Answer
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Where did you buy decorations for your dorm? Do you have any suggestions on what to buy?

I think spending many hours browsing a wide range of stores and their clearance section will make your dorm the most personal it can be... (more)Read 5 Answers
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What's a good gift to get all of my roommates that isn't too costly? Is a giftcard too impersonal?

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Do you prefer on or off campus housing?

I prefer off campus housing because it is so much cheaper than on campus housing. Living off campus also gives me a bigger chance to... (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 do you divide up chores between you and your roommates? How do you hold them accountable for their designated chores?

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My roommate doesn't realize how inconsiderate she is, and I feel like I'm always being her mom. I want to say something, but I know I'll make it awkward. Tips?

Be polite when you're starting the conversation. Don't throw out all the pent up frustration, but bring up how you've been feeling like... (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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What are some questions that you should ask potential subtenants before you agree to sublet your apartment?

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When should I start looking for an apartment for the upcoming school year?

I would say a year in advance. It seems premature, but you most often go onto a waitlist instead of getting the desired apartment on... (more)Read 2 Answers
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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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