How to Turn Your Home-Room Into Your Room

Considering I got booted out of my dorm and will be living in my room in my grandparents’ basement until August, I thought this blog post would be a good idea.

After moving out and transferring somewhere to stay for a long period time, I think it’s important that your living quarters feel like you… like home.

Here are three things I did to make my basement bedroom feel a little bit more like me.

Retail vs. Fast Food

Since my senior year of high school, I’ve worked different odd jobs to keep a little money in my constantly fluctuating bank account. From a crew member for a concessions stand at a baseball park to packaging online orders at a clothing retailer, I have a bit of experience.

Whether you’re a teen trying to get a little bit of spending money, a retired elderly person who doesn’t want to sit at home, or a middle-aged adult who has no other option, I have accumulated a few questions to ask yourself when deciding if you want to work retail or fast food.

How I Plan Each Week

Sunday afternoon is my time for self-care. I do an in-depth skincare routine, watch a movie with myself (normally a rom-com), and spend an hour planning the week ahead.

I wanted to share my four-step system for effectively planning out each day of the week.

How To Stop Spending Money

Sometimes I get into these spending “situations” (situations is definitely not the right word, but I can’t think of the proper one at the moment) where I make several purchases while going a long period of time without making money. I don’t know if that makes sense, but it’s pretty much spending money I should be saving/spending money I don’t have.

To get out of these “situations” (still can’t think of the right word), I do certain things to remember I’m a broke college student.

Here’s how to stop spending money.