There is a lot to consider when moving into UIUC
off-campus housing, from your grocery shopping to your
monthly expenses. Living on your own during your college years is an
exciting but different experience, and the following tips can help
you prepare for life in off-campus housing.
Set a Monthly
It is important to
set a monthly budget to ensure you do not make too many unnecessary
purchases. You need to include everything from your rent to your
groceries in your monthly budget. This way, you do not have to deal
with financial stress while focusing on school. A budget also gives
you an idea of what leisure purchases you can make each month.
Make a List of
You never want to
move into your off-campus housing without your essentials, so you
want to make a shopping list of everything you need for your new
apartment. Of course, there is a chance you are not going to pick
everything up before traveling to the community, so it is best to
keep your shopping list with you for future reference.
Last-Minute Shopping Trip
While you want to
have everything you need when moving into your off-campus housing,
there are several reasons you may not pick up an item before
traveling to the community. You can reduce your stress by planning
for that last-minute shopping trip for groceries, toiletries, and
If you are planning
to move into UIUC off-campus housing, consider The
Village at Colbert Park. You can find more information
on this student community at
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