The Ultimate RentFaster School Survival Guide


Welcome to RentFaster’s School Survival Guide for student renters, dedicated to enhancing your rental experience during your academic journey. Renting can be both exciting and challenging for students.

This guide is designed to provide you with essential insights, tips, and strategies to make rental living with roommates a smooth and memorable experience.


  1. What Are Some Good Studying Tips?

Creating a focused study space can significantly increase your productivity and concentration. Organize your study area with essential supplies like notebooks, a calendar, and stationery. Try personalizing the space with photos, candles, incense or plants to make it a space you want to hangout in.

Dedicating a specific space for studying will help train your brain to associate that area with productivity, making it easier to get into the study mindset.

  1. How Can I Keep Up With My Health and Wellness?

Prioritize your physical and mental well-being! This can look different for everyone so it is important to take the time to identify the activities, practices, and habits that make you feel better. This could include regular exercise, practicing mindfulness, maintaining a healthy diet or getting adequate sleep.

It is important to maintain a balanced lifestyle by making time for leisure activities, hobbies, and social interactions into your routine. Engaging in hobbies and social events with friends and loved ones offer emotional support and a sense of belonging. By embracing a balanced lifestyle, you can cultivate a healthier, more fulfilling life that promotes both mental and physical health.


  1. What Are Some Tips For Living With Roommates?

Living with roommates is a huge aspect of student life, offering both rewards and challenges. To ensure a peaceful living environment, prioritize finding compatible roommates through open communication and shared value assessments. When it comes to managing shared expenses, establish a fair division system, track expenses diligently, and create a roommate agreement outlining financial responsibilities and house rules.

These steps will help you navigate living with roommates successfully and foster a cooperative and enjoyable rental unit experience during your academic journey. Effective communication and clear agreements are the keys to success.


  1. What Are Some Helpful Budgeting Tips?

Budgeting as a student can be tight. Keep your eyes out for student discounts to reduce costs and save money, here are just a few we recommend:

– Get free, instant access to student discounts with UNiDAYS, all you need is a valid email address issued by your school.

Spotify Premium account for $5.99 CAD/month while you’re in school.

– Students are eligible for 60% off the first year of subscription to Adobe Creative Cloud

– Check out some easy and affordable recipes online tailored to student living!

We hope this guide has equipped you with valuable insights and strategies to thrive during your academic journey as a renter. From creating a productive study space to creating  successful roommate relationships to budgeting wisely, we’ve covered the essentials to make your renting experience smooth and memorable. 

Here’s to a successful academic year filled with growth, learning, and fantastic memories in your rental!