It’s my fourth year on The Plains, and I’ve called four different places home. Freshman year, home was the Hill, the not-so-nice version of on-campus living. Compared to the South Donahue Residence Hall, my third-floor Boyd dwelling is nothing. One year later and I needed space. Sharing a room with another person is a great experience, but not one I wished to repeat. Copper Beech Townhome Communities was my next stop.
I had all the space in the world. My bedroom looked like it ate two of the Hill-sized rooms. It was a two-floor spacious apartment with a kitchen large enough to cook for 10 people. Too bad it was just me and my roomie.
Junior year it was on to Edge West. I was back to cramming all my stuff in the dorm organizational boxes I used freshman year. Downsizing wasn’t too bad, considering I was way closer to campus. Edge West was probably the best compromise. I didn’t have to share a room, and I had my own bathroom. Living area was decent with a medium-sized kitchen.
We tried to stay in that apartment, but with my luck, our landlord’s son needed it. So it was on to apartment No. 3 and a fourth time to lug all my furniture and clothing. Because of a miscommunication with paperwork, the place we had our sights on decided to give our unit away to the next bidder.
Some quick calls when we returned from winter break resulted in finding an adequate apartment at The Hub at Auburn.
Trying to accommodate four different people’s ideas of good price, location, amenities and size isn’t easy. You would say I should be done moving, but that’s not the case. I’m coming back for a fifth semester. Dual major and a minor takes a little longer than the average bachelor’s degree.
I will be packing up and relocating next fall to a location that is unknown at this point. However, I’m not worried since by now I should be a pro at this moving stuff.
My parents originally wanted my brother and I to share a duplex during our college years, but that obviously didn’t end up happening.
Even though I’ve moved every year, I would say it hasn’t been a problem for me. Moving has been smooth since my parents always come to help. Thanks, Mom and Dad.
Some tips for moving: store things in organizational bins so when it’s time to move, all you have to do is pick it up and get it out, make sure you have a destination for your items and finally, make sure you have understanding roommates to help you out, because you’ll need it.