tips for living with roommates successfully
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Tips for Living with Roommates Successfully
Presented by:Templeton Properties
Define in advance the house rules for what to
do when there’s a conflict.
Make sure to understand what each of you defines as clean. If you don’t it can be the root of many
Make a list of who does what “chores” in the
apartment and stick to it.
Live with someone whose financial
situation and spending habits are similar to
Don’t borrow money from or lend money to your roommate. No,
Make sure bills are handled equally so
each person has a say in what is spent.
A weekly check-in with how things are doing will go a long way to
support good communication.
If there’s a problem, address it right away.
Don’t let it have time to get worse.
If there’s a problem, address it right
away. Don’t let it have time to get
Find out whether you have similar lifestyles in advance of deciding
to live together.
Let yourself trust that your roomie really does have good intentions, even when it may not
Be proactive. Don’t wait for your
roommate to do “his share” of the work. If it
needs doing, do it.
Talk about it. Even simply asking “how was your day” makes it easier to
Clarify what each roommate defines as
“clean” – otherwise you could be in for trouble.