Out of all the Ohio University houses in Athens, you’ve found the perfect one for you. After a long search, it’s finally time to move into your very own student rental. Now for the fun part—you get to fill it with all the things you need! But, when it’s your first time living in a rental, where do you even begin? Thankfully, Wharton Rentals has narrowed down the top five essential items to have in every student rental.
1. Coffee Maker with Automatic Timer
Whether you’re waking up for your 9 a.m. class or you’re working up the energy to pull an all-nighter, a coffee maker is absolutely necessary. To really make it a luxury, make sure you find a coffee maker that has an automatic timer built in. You can just set it and forget it! Wake up to the smell of freshly brewed coffee by setting the machine before you go to bed. Don’t worry; you can thank us later for this golden nugget when you’re fully caffeinated.
2. Trash Can for Every Room
Yep, that’s right—one can for every room! Well, at the very least, you’ll need one for the kitchen, your room, and the bathroom. For the kitchen, be sure to spring for a large trash can that has a self-closing lid. You never know what kind of smells can emerge from a kitchen trash can, especially after you decide to clean out the fridge. Smaller plastic bins are perfectly fine for bedrooms and bathrooms.
3. Iron with Steamer Function
While 90% of your fellow students will leave the house with wrinkled clothes, it doesn’t mean you have to! Even if you’re just hopping on a Zoom call to meet your new professor, you can stand out from the crowd with a freshly ironed shirt. Whether you decide to iron the pants or not is your call. Either way, it’s important to have the ability to steam your clothes quickly, so be sure to purchase an iron with a steamer function.
4. Noise-Canceling Headphones
A solid pair of headphones are a must-have for student housing. Sooner or later, you’re going to find yourself attempting to work while your roommate plays video games at the highest possible volume. You’ll need something to help you stay in the zone. Try to find an inexpensive pair of noise-canceling headphones to create a little privacy and stay focused while studying at home.
5. Laundry Hamper
A laundry hamper is one of those miracle baskets that can make your room look a lot cleaner! Instead of keeping a pile of dirty pajama pants on the floor, use a hamper. There’s a ton of different styles of laundry hampers out there that can fit your needs. There are some that hang on the walls, some with different bins for darks and whites, and some that even have rollers! Choose wisely.
Want more hot tips for filling your student rental? Contact the pros at Wharton Rentals! We’re one of the best Ohio University rental companies out there. We can help you with all of your student housing needs. Give us a call today!