6 Ways to Make Your Housing Search Totally Painless!
Bring a tape measure around to parties. Make sure you know the square footage of most bedrooms and bathrooms in the Evanston area before starting your search.
Call your friend’s parents to ask if their child might want to live with you. Not only is this more efficient, but parents will love this classy old-school move.
Keep every door open: agree to sign multiple leases with at least 4-5 different groups of people. When you pick the best option and tear apart leases/friendships, they’ll all laugh about your big prank!
Request a copy of each roommate’s tax forms from the previous calendar year. You know Amanda’s parents can afford a higher floor in Park Evanston and she’s just being cheap about it.
Write fun surprises in the lease. Your roommates will have a hoot when you enforce Amendment IV: Roommates will evacuate the premises from 3-4:15 Mo/We/Fri so that Jenni can have phone sex.
When you land a sweet new pad, load all of your roomies on the front porch for a photo-op (couch or bathtub will suffice). Blast that shit, because you’ve got a lease and those loser friends of yours are scrambling to sign someone for the spot you promised you’d fill.