UMSL Housing Questions & Answers

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My roommate has a pet cat but has not paid their pet deposit. I am worried about getting in trouble with the landlord. Should I report them?

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I just moved into a new apartment and I do not have as much space as I thought I would. What are some good storage tips, especially for larger items?

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I left my belongings in a storage unit for the summer and when I came back, rats had gotten into my belongings and chewed, pooped, and peed on stuff. The business refuses to claim responsibility. What can I do to at least warn other students of this place?

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My pet rabbit has been sick and I have been spending a lot of time on his care. It has caused me to fall behind in my chores. I plan to do it, but I'm trying to nurse my rabbit and taking him to the vet, his care, etc. take up a lot of time. How can I reassure my roommate I really will do my chores?

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My new roommate is used to sharing and splitting the costs and use of everything, including groceries. However, I am not used to keeping everything separate. How can I adjust?

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What's the best way to deal with noisy neighbors without causing a feud?

Talk to your landlord about the issue so that they can be the mediator. If that doesn't work, you may need to call the police. Staying... (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?

It really depends on your personality, the personalities of the people you are living with, and your budget. Are you the type of person... (more)Read 8 Answers
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What are some household essential items that people always forget to buy?

Toilet paper! People always forget to buy toilet paper when they first move in and there is nothing worse than going to the bathroom and... (more)Read 1 Answer
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What are the top 3 benefits of having a roommate in college?

If you have a decent relationship with your roommate, you can probably agree to share a lot of things - food, cookware, cleaning... (more)Read 2 Answers
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What was an unexpected expense you had when moving off campus?

Utilities! I had no idea how fast those racked up, especially the water bill. My roommates and I would fight over how long of showers we... (more)Read 6 Answers
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I'm a decorator. I love for everything to match. Is it weird for me to ask my roommate to plan out her color scheme with me?

I do not think it is weird at all! However, you have to respect if your roommate does not want to participate or does not agree with your... (more)Read 1 Answer
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How do you deal with a noisy roommate?

The best way to deal with any roommate problem is to speak to them calmly. It will help if you approach the problem with some solutions... (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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I can't imagine living with someone who smokes. How do I switch roommates without sounding like a low-life jerk?

Just talk to them about their habits and if you cannot come to an acceptable compromise, you need to switch. Just remain kind and do not... (more)Read 1 Answer
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What are some essential items to bring when moving into your dorm?

When you're moving into a dorm, make sure that you bring some easy storage solutions since you probably won't have a ton of space. Think... (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 is the very first job you had after you graduated from college?

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How can my roommates and I split up buying groceries? Should we share food or each buy our own items?

My roommates and I find it easiest to just each buy our own food, except for items that everyone uses like milk and eggs. For the most... (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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How can I make my little part of a dorm room look cute but not cluttered?

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