5 Crucial Tips for Getting Along with Your Roommate

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Searching for a good apartment for roommates? 

Living with a roommate offers great benefits like convenience, companionship, and, of course, savings. Dividing chores, socializing, and splitting expenses sounds great, and when you find the right situation, it is.

Read on for a few suggestions on how to share your living space and learn why Altitude Apartments is a great option for roommates.

1. Pick the Right Place

First and foremost, choose the right apartment. It’s important to find a home that provides everyone with their own private space, as well as ample entertaining room in your shared space. Multiple bathrooms can’t hurt either! With a variety of floor plans, each with similarly sized bedrooms, and an open, spacious common area, Altitude offers good apartments for roommates. Whether you have one roommate or two, we think you’ll find what you’re looking for at Altitude. You and your roommate will love where you live.

2. Communication is Key!

Early on, have an open and honest chat about each other’s expectations and boundaries. It’s better to spell everything out up front to avoid resentment later on. Discuss topics like your preferred level of cleanliness, paying the bills, guest policies, sharing groceries, and whether or not it’s okay to eat your roommate’s leftover birthday cake.

3. Remember the Golden Rule

Be respectful. Don’t let guests stay for weeks on end. If you cook a 5-course meal, do the dishes afterwards. Send a text when you’re having company over. Be considerate of your roommate’s schedule. Ultimately, treat your roommate the way you’d like them to treat you.

4. Teamwork Makes the Dream Work

Divvy up chores and responsibilities in a way that feels equal. Whether you pick one day a week to tag team cleaning the apartment, or you alternate one week on and one week off, decide how you’d both like to participate in chores around your home.

5. Don’t be Afraid to Hang Out – Or Not

Once in awhile it’s nice to just hang out with your roommate. Time spent relaxing together, instead of doing housework or paying bills, can strengthen your bond and give you a natural opportunity to talk about your living arrangement. On the same note, feel free to seek out alone time whenever the mood strikes without feeling guilty.

And finally, although you love your roommate, if you ever find yourself in need of a temporary escape, you can always visit Altitude’s outdoor meditation area for a little serenity.

 

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