Alluster Life Hacks: Living with a Roommate
2. Be consciously clean. There’s nothing worse than living with a messy person, especially when they monopolize most of the space. Try to keep majority of your stuff in the bedroom (and if you’re running out of space, you know who to call).
3. Communication is key. Keeping quiet and avoiding issues that are bothering you usually results in deeper conflict. Check-in once a month or even once a week to hash out disputes or annoyances. Tip: Share a bottle of wine or 6-pack to make it less formal, and more like two friends catching up.
4. Respect each other’s schedules. If your roommate is a night owl and you’re a morning go-getter, cater to each other’s schedule by keep down noise levels, especially when you have guests over.
5. Pay it forward. Whether it be refilling the toilet paper or stocking the fridge with their favourite dessert, small gestures will go a long way in a happy co-habitating relationship.
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