TCNJ Housing Questions & Answers

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I have been pretty sick lately and my roommate has been really helpful, driving me places and whatnot, offering even though I have not asked. How can I show him my appreciation?

Starbucks is a great idea, or a nice breakfast on a Sunday morning, just to say thanks! (more)Read 2 Answers
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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?

I think it depends on the person. For me personally I would 100% pay extra for my own room at least because I like being able to control... (more)Read 9 Answers
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My roommate has a friend that comes over who makes me feel sort of uncomfortable. I can't pinpoint why and he has never expressly done or said something inappropriate for me to use as an example. It's just a feeling I have. Should I bring it up?

Yes, but first ask how good of friends they are. Then tell the roommate why you ask. If you don’t feel comfortable talking about it, j... (more)Read 1 Answer
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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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Kinda struggling right now, with my family right now and I was wondering if there any apartments or houses available ?

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Where can I find cheap but durable furniture for an apartment or house?

Yard sales!! (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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My roommate watches TV long after I go to my room for the night and a lot of the time, it stops me from sleeping even if it is not loud. Is it fair for me to ask him not to watch TV after a certain time of night?

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Is there anything for a 16 year old willing to get a job and pay rent ?

It’s against the law to rent to a minor. (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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Sometimes when my roommate texts me, his tone comes across as angry and passive aggressive. But when I broach the topic, he doesn't realize how he sounds and thinks he sounds reasonable. How do I truly address it with him?

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Any tips on holiday gifts for roommates?

I like to go for a DIY approach (if it's easy enough.. I'm not crafty!) or finding something cute on Amazon or Etsy. Search for something... (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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What are the best websites and resources to look for off-campus apartments?

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

It really depends on where you go to school. At Michigan, we have to start looking for apartments/signing leases a year or so before the... (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 am a planner by nature, but sometimes my roommate takes advantage of that and dumps a whole lot of work on me at the last minute without helping. I like planning, but I don't like having it sprung on me, or planning something by myself when it is for more than just me.How can I kindly say no?

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What are some tips for making moving easier?

Before you start packing, go through your belongings and throw out anything you do not use or need anymore. This will lighten your load!... (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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