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Welcome to the Moving Off Campus blog! Here you'll find tips and tricks for finding that perfect off campus pad, funny roommate stories and just about anything entertaining or helpful related to making that big move "off campus." We collect stories and advice from college students all over the country and hope you enjoy! Please share any feedback with us here [email protected]. Got a great story or good tip? We'd love to hear about it! Just shoot us an email to [email protected].

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Your Perfect College Grocery List: All the Necessities, None of the Crazy Costs

For a college student, there is no worse feeling than being hungry and having no food in the house. When I encounter this unfortunate situation, I put together my grocery list with all the necessary foods of a college kid, always keeping budget in mind.

SDSU Apartments For Two

You two are Partners in Crime. Go together better than Peanut Butter and Jelly. Matched better than anything from Project Runway. Better sidekicks than Batman and Robin. The only thing missing to solidify your reign of awesomeness is the right castle to call home.

MOC Advanced Search Features Help CU-Boulder Students

For college students, finding the perfect apartment off campus by going door-to-door with a leasing agent certainly isn't ideal. Given the numerous time constraints and colliding priorities college students face on a daily basis, searching for apartments using an online resource such as Moving Off Campus seems to better coincide with the current college student lifestyle. Browsing apartments based on factors like price, distance from campus, number of bedrooms/bathrooms, and preferred amenities are all critical elements among the college student apartment search.

Fit Everything Into That Tiny Closet

I never really realized how much stuff I had until I had to jam everything into that tiny little closet in the dorm rooms when I went away to college.  It seemed hopeless after trying to cram everything into it about five million times, and I was at a loss as to where to start.  My closet started to seem like a never ending project. Not only was my life being compacted into one tiny room, but it was being compacted with someone else's too! Even if you're moving into your first off-campus apartment, chances are you don't exactly have a walk-in and these tips will really help.

MovingOffCampus.com Enhances Off Campus Housing Search Site for College Students

Off campus housing search site MovingOffCampus.com recently announced that it has launched a brand new version of its website. The updates focused on creating an off campus housing search for college students that combines fast, easy to use search features with industry leading content from property rental partners like apartments.com and rent.com.

The SLU Housing Debate

Throughout the past year, Saint Louis University has dealt with a number of housing difficulties. What began as a newly developed and organized idea by administration, quickly turned into a debate on campus. This new plan requires underclassmen to live on campus during their first two years at SLU instead of moving off campus.

Bathroom Etiquette

Little did I know this bathroom sharing experience would be the hardest of all my college years. I do not consider myself a neat freak but I do believe in cleaning. Apparently my roommate did not share this same mind set. It’s funny that when you live with someone and you never know his or her true bad habits, you inevitably learn to live with them.

The CU Boulder Off Campus Housing Hunt

Check out our apartments near CU Boulder and The Hill for thousands of buildings near campus and filter by price, distance from campus and number of bedrooms. Search for apartments near CU Boulder today.

Turn Your New College Crib Into a Comfy Home

When moving into a brand new apartment, you’ll probably be faced with an insane number of trips to home decorating stores like Ikea, Bed Bath and Beyond, or (my personal favorite) Target – with the attempt to fill your empty rooms and turn your new place into a home.

Roommates: Something Smells Fishy

This prank also taught me a lesson. Although you think you may be easy to live with, it’s important to look in the mirror and look at your faults. I’m not perfect. Neither are my roommates. We have different personalities and there is no way for me to impart my living habits onto them. In the end, it’s better to accept people for who they are and not let minor details or faults get in the way of what otherwise could be an awesome experience.

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