How to Be a Great Roommate

 

 

 

Living with someone is one of the toughest day to day challenges.  From sleeping habits, eating habits, to bad habits and pet peeves, everyone has their breaking point with what they can handle in their living space.  Consider these tips to help you deal with those little roommate annoyances - as well as be the best roommate you can be!

 

  • Start the discussion early  Have a conversation about sleep schedules, routines, comfortable noise levels, and cleaning responsibilities as soon as possible.  If you are both aware of each other’s habits and tolerances it will make life easier for both of you in the long run!  Some good questions to ask your roommate are:

    • What is your sleep schedule like?

    • When and how do you like to study?

    • How late is too late for guests?

    • How warm or cool do you prefer the temperature to be?

    • How much noise is too much?

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  • Write it down  Keep a written agreement of who does which chore so there are no disputes when they don’t happen.  Don’t forget to hold up your end of the bargain, too.  Using a dry erase board can help keep you and your roommates on task for the week’s responsibilities.   

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  • Keep up with financial obligations  One of the most important parts of your agreement is the financial responsibility associated with rent and utilities.  It can negatively affect both of you if you skip out on these.  It will also compromise the amount of trust and respect between you and your roommate.  

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  • Have a mediator  If things get heated, separate, write complaints down, and find someone who will act as an impartial mediator to help the two of you talk it out and solve the issues at hand.

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  • Respect each other  Just because this person may not be your best friend does not mean they don’t deserve the same amount of respect you would give to a friend.  Accept your roommate for who they are, despite your fundamental differences.  Try to be understanding and remember that golden rule you learned in Kindergarten!

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Johnson City Apartment - Homestead Properties

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Johnson City Apartment - The Haven at Knob Creek Apartments

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Bristol Apartment - Shelby Heights Apartments

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Johnson City Apartment - Ridgeview Apartments

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Jonesborough Apartment - Wolfe Development

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Kingsport Apartment - The Villas at River Bend

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Bristol Apartment - The Villas At Island Road

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Johnson City Apartment - Mountainview Villas

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Bristol Apartment - Deer Run Apartments

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