For most college students, staying on top of schoolwork while trying to maintain a social life is an ongoing challenge— not to mention participating in extracurriculars and landing internships. With so many plates spinning in the air, the last thing you need to worry about is the roof over your head.
Simplify your living situation by choosing an all-inclusive apartment, which is better than a traditional apartment in three big ways:
You know exactly how much you owe for utilities
At all-inclusive apartment communities, utility bills are bundled, so your payments are the same amount each month of your lease period.
Most of the time, residents don’t even have to worry about overages, says Angela Warnecke of The Commons on Kinnear in Columbus, Ohio, where rent packages include the cost of water, sewage, trash, cable and Internet.
The particular utilities that are covered vary by community, but can also include electricity and gas.
You’re less likely to exceed your budget
Students sometimes end up choosing an apartment they can’t afford because they don’t consider the additional monthly spend that comes with fluctuating utility costs. Knowing what you’ll owe for rent and utilities ensures that you’ll live within your means.
You don’t have to deal with utility setup
Your utilities are up and running the day you move into an all-inclusive apartment, which means you don’t have to schedule installation or pay deposits (which are often required of students due to lack of credit).
Ultimately, all-inclusive apartments save renters money, time and headaches. Keep them at the top of your list when searching for a place to call home.