College Conveniences That Can Make All the Difference

College Conveniences That Can Make All the Difference

The following contribution is from another author.

For many who have gone to college, the idea of remembering their dorm rooms or student apartments bring back a sense of hilarity, fun, and also dread. This is because those who attend university are used to living with those who are also on their course, or attending the same university also. However, when you live with people your age, many of whom will be leaving home for the first time, then things can get worrying.

Parties abound, and the place can often fill up with trash. Security is often not as tight as it could be, leading students who find houses to rent together are one of the biggest targets of home robberies. Additionally, trying to organize and keep everyone holding up their end of a mutual bargain can be a difficult time for many.

Thankfully, there are modern conveniences that you can utilize to help this burden ease a little, conveniences that many of todays graduates might have wished they had access to, or knew about. With the following advice, we believe that your student house can be just as convenient as you wish it was:

Cleaning Services

You would be surprised just how useful a cleaning service can be when dealing with college dorms or houses. Services such as SwiftClean offer a worthwhile means of helping you keep your home spotless from time to time, perhaps before you throw a big party or decide to invite some people around. It could even be used a few days before you are to have a large house inspection from your landlord. Cleaning services can help you save time, avoid arguments when dealing with your housemates who may have extended studies and other obligations to keep up on, and will generally achieve a more professional job than you could have hoped to. It’s in this way that these services are worth their weight in gold.

Bills Splitting Services

There are many online bills splitting services out there. For a small fee from each house member, you can make group bills much easier to manage. When you assign one person to manage all the finances for the household, it can often be that they dislike being the account holder in this capacity. Instead, going through a service can help you hold a third party to account, allowing you to ensure all housemates only may money to the service and not one another. This can ensure a more reliable and regular payment system.

Ground Rules

Ground rules, if not set up, will have their intent broken, time and time again. It’s important to have them set up. How are you going to manage noise? Will you implement ‘do not disturb’ signs to make the rooms more secure? How will you ensure responsibility when locking the house after you leave to avoid thefts? It’s sitting around in a group session and ironing out these details that can often help your system work the most effectively.

With this advice, you’re certain to apply student house conveniences that make all the difference.


Eric is the creator of At Home in the Future and has been a passionate fan of the future since he was seven. He's a web developer by trade, and serves as the Director of Communication and Technology for a large church in Nashville, TN (where he and his family are building a high tech home in the woods).

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