Moving out of your comfort zone into a new city could be stressful! It becomes all the most stressful when you leave your comfort zone so far behind that you now have a minimal idea of privacy. Talking about living in student accommodation, you may have to share your space with other people if you live in a dormitory, student hall, PG, etc. So many times, the student does not feel so great doing that, and that ends up spoiling their whole experience. However, it does not need to be that way!
Following are a few ways you can make your life easier in student accommodation, and hopefully, even enjoy it:
- Get to know the House Rules:
This is a significant adjustment that you have to make. Since, at the end of the day, you are just renting the place out, and probably you are sharing it with other people too, you will have to make do with the landlord’s rules. For example, if it is the rule of the house that anyone who uses the dishes must clean the cutlery themselves, then comply.
If it is the rule of the house that you should never leave the light bulbs on when you are not using them, then meet. A lot many times, students complain of the unwelcoming environment at their accommodation, which stems from resilience and non-compliance. Till the time you follow the rules, it would help if you stayed clear from any conflict.
- Respect Privacy:
As much as it is tough for you to share your private space with other people, it is tough for the other people who are sharing it with you too! Even though you live in a dormitory where there are six beds, and the idea of a private corner seems blurry, it is you who establishes yours as well as your roommate’s privacy.
You should give them their own space. You should be considerate on how they like to do things if you expect them to consider your things is well. Thus, talking loudly on your phone inside the dormitory or using strong perfumes in the room, which roommate may have a problem with should be strictly avoided.
- Interact with Everyone:
You know how they say never judge a book by its cover, this is where you need to apply it! In shared accommodation facilities, you would probably share your space with people from all across the globe. This can be considered as an opportunity to learn more about our vast world and to make new friends!
We know, it can be sometimes difficult to get out of your comfort zone and start a conversation. However, it is in your good as it will help you become more comfortable in the new city. Make the most of the recreational or dining area, where all inmates get together and start a conversation. You will be surprised to know that everyone is willing to interact, maybe they’re just introverted or shy nature. So, you should break the ice.
- Look out for the Right Place:
We live in the age of the internet. All you have to do is go online and find a trusted search rental such as Iglu and voila! Just type in the city you are moving to, and you’ll see a list of all the safe and successful PG rentals running in that area.
Plus, online reputation can tell you a lot about a place’s conduct, and before you say ‘I do’ to a landlord, make sure you have conducted a thorough background check on him as well.