|Don't end up like this|
If you're going to be living with roommates, whether in a dorm or in an apartment, there are some rules you need to follow to have a happy living experience. Check em out!
Get to Know Them
You're going to be living with this person for the next year, so you might as well get to know her now. It's okay if you don't instantly click. Just building a foundation with your roommate will make it easier to talk about any issues you two will have. Always be sure to get your roommates contact information in case you need to reach them.
|Rule #1. Stay our of my Bed!|
You don't have to do this day one, but try to set some rules during the first week of school. Make your personal boundaries known and discuss how the two of you will handle visitors, chores,and groceries. Setting boundaries now will help you avoid any conflicts in the future.
Don't Be a Slob
Now that you're living with a roommate, you have to remember that you're living in shared space. Walking into the bathroom and seeing a ring around the tub isn't the most welcoming sight in the world. Remember that you're sharing your space with another person, and both of you are responsible for cleaning up behind yourselves. Keep your space clean and hold your roommate accountable to the same. If you're rooming with a pig, then let them know that they need to their part in cleaning up. If they still treat your room as a pig sty, then tell whoever is over housing about the situation so it can be resolved.
Don't be Afraid to Move Out
If your roommate is just unbearable to live with, or a better dorm space is open ask to move out. Many universities allow students to switch roommates and dorm rooms as long as there is space available.
The most important thing to remember is to treat your roommate like you'd want them to treat you.