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The Five Things You Need to Live in Your Car for a Semester


It’s no secret that college education is now pricier than ever. Aside from tuition, books and supplies, you also need to pay an average of $8,887 for housing and meals per year, which can take up a huge bulk of your expenses. 

But a lot of students have cut down these costs significantly by choosing to live in their car for a semester or two. If you want to give this idea a try, here are five things that you need:

1. Portable microwave oven

College life will never be complete without a microwave. And the good news is, you can still enjoy the perks of having an oven while living in your car. There are a lot of mini portable microwaves that you can plug in your car and use to prepare healthy meals and reheat food on the go.

2. Portable car heater

If you prefer to buy pre-cooked food and just heat it, a portable car heater would be a great investment. You just have to stock up on some pre-cooked meals from the grocery and heat them using your portable heater or stove. 

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Within just a few minutes, you can already enjoy a delicious meal without having to do the cutting and cooking yourself.

3. Car roof rack

With limited space, you have to find ways to maximize every square foot you have in your car, one of which is to make use of your roof with a car roof rack. 

Here, you can store things that you don’t use very often to clear up some space inside your car.

4. Storage bins

Living in a car means you have to be as organized as possible to avoid clutter that could make your living space smaller than it already is. 

Foldable storage bins are your best options because they don’t take up much space and you can fold and tuck them away when not in use. Keep your things to a minimum and categorize them by bins for easy access and to avoid clutter.

5. Car sleeping pad

Having limited space doesn’t have to mean sleeping uncomfortably every night. All you have to do is fold some chairs in your car and use a car sleeping pad to get your much-needed snooze after a busy day in school. 

You can also add a comforter, blanket and pillow to make you feel that you’re sleeping in a real bed. If you have the extra budget, you can also invest in a custom-build that will allow you to fully customize your car to have a space for storage, sleeping and eating.

A lot of people have lived in their cars and saved a lot of money while they’re in college. It’s all about being more practical to cut down costs while still enjoying college life like those students living in dorms. 

In fact, living in your car is actually a lot of fun that you might want to extend it for more than a semester.

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