5 Tips for College Freshmen

Your high school career is finally over! Before you head off to your new campus, however, there are a few things that you should know about surviving your freshman year. Here are just five tips for incoming college students.

1. Downsize Your Belongings

There won’t be enough space in your dorm room for all of your earthly possessions. You’ll need to prioritize. If necessary, you can look into things like summer storage Boston that will keep your belongings in a storage unit until you’re ready to take them out again.

2. Watch Your Diet

The “freshman 15” is very real, and if you aren’t careful, you’ll pack on the pounds in no time. Make sure that you mind what you’re putting into your body. Don’t go overboard with late-night snacks in your dorm room, and steer clear of anything obviously unhealthy in the cafeteria. Join a local gym and work off the calories that you consume.

3. Don’t Stuff Your Schedule

Your first year of college will be filled with clubs, classes, sports teams, student groups and internships all demanding your attention. Resist the urge to sign up for everything! You’ll need to be judicious with your time if you want to really savor your college experience and not just hurdle through a jam-packed whirlwind that never stops.

4. Save Money Where You Can

Even if you aren’t hurting for money right away, there will come a time in your college career where you’ll wish that you had extra cash. Go ahead and prepare for that eventuality now. Flash your student ID to get discounts on things like movie tickets and subscription services, and sell your textbooks as soon as you can so that they won’t lose value over time.

5. Remember Your Mom’s Phone Number

It’s easy to get caught up in the excitement of your first year away from home, but don’t forget that your parents are worrying about you. It won’t kill you to give them a ring every now and then. Even if it’s just a quick conversation where you’re checking in with each other, they’ll appreciate the sentiment, and you’ll feel better afterwards.

These are just a few tips for college freshman. Whether you’re excited about your new journey or a little nervous about all of the upcoming changes, use these tips to help you live a happy, healthy life on campus.

Finding a Company to Build Your Home

Have you always dreamed of living in a certain type of home? Do you finally have enough money to afford it? If this is the case, you will need to find a company to build it for you. This is a decision that needs to be made very carefully on your part. This is because there are some home building companies out there that will not do very high quality work for you. You owe it to yourself to take a close look at all of the options you have where home builders are concerned. You will be living in this house for many years to come. Therefore, you need to hire the most skilled company you can find to build it. Here is how you can do that.

1. Look for beautiful homes in your area and find out what company built them.

It would be a good idea to start exploring the area where you live and start making a list of all the homes that are very appealing to you. You can then look through the records of each property to find out the company that was responsible for building it. Doing this might give you some good ideas for home building companies that you can hire. You will be able to find other companies that build custom homes Phoenix by searching online.

2. Take a look at some websites that focus on the topic of home improvement.

There are an enormous amount of sites that deal with home improvement issues. A number of these sites are bound to have some info about companies that build homes in your area. Reading these sites might expose you to some very reputable companies that you never heard of before. You have nothing to lose and everything to gain by checking out these sites and seeing what you can find.

3. Make appointments with home building companies in your area.

You should meet with the companies that have impressed you. These companies will be able to give you a pitch during the meeting about how they will build your house. They can give you some ideas about amenities your home can have. You can then take some time to consider the various pitches presented by the home building companies. Make sure you ask them questions if you are not sure about any details.


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