Will you have roommates? Make sure you all are clear on breakdown of rent and utility expenses. Also personal space – do you want to mark your food or each claim a shelf in the fridge/pantry? How about bathroom? Should you each have a basket near the sink or will you keep it clear of all your personal stuff?
- Make sure you have a little extra cash for when you need stuff like lightbulbs, cleaning supplies, etc.
- Buy cheap ass furniture from graduating seniors or people who are leaving school.
- Learn to cook! You can save a lot of money and eat way more healthily if you can cook 5-10 basic dishes.
- Make sure you set up either automatic bill pay for electricity, internet, etc. Also set a reminder a day or so before the due date so you can check to make sure you aren’t late on your bills.
PS – make sure you have a good plunger in the bathroom. It will suck a whole bunch if you need one and don’t have one.
Find a dollar store that actually sells things for $1. Tons of things you’ll never realize you need but now need can be purchased super cheap. Cleaners, brooms, dishes, paper products like napkins etc.
Get into a habit of cleaning. It’s easy to not clean… don’t become a slob. If you have roommates, work together to clean communal areas.