The way to make it work is to realize that you need to operate within a budget. It doesn’t have to be restrictive, but you need to tell yourself how you plan to spend the money. This is key to having your own apartment/house. This will give you a lot of peace of mind and stability as you transition to college and life as an adult. Make budgeting a habit now that you are young and a student just starting out in your first apartment so that when you are making more money you will not have to work as hard to develop the habit.