It’s the beginning of the semester and most of us are realizing that we either love or hate our roommates. You can help keep the peace by applying these tips.
You were told since you were able to talk that sharing was important. Share things with your roommates, and they will most likely return the favor. Think about sharing some of your kitchen appliances that they would be interested in using. If all of their plates are in the wash, then consider offering yours. Another good thing to share are things like milk or eggs that you might not use all the time.
2. Clean up after yourself
No one likes coming home to a mess, much less when it’s not your own. Clean up after yourself and your roommates. In the end you will receive more blessings.
3. Split the cost of toilet paper
One person should not be stuck always purchasing something that both of you use. Don’t be cheap and pitch in. Keep track of whose turn it is by making a chart.
4. Spend time together
There’s no way for you to strengthen a relationship if you are never trying. You must actually spend time with your roommate in order to get closer. There are many activities on campus that both of you might be interested in. Roommate prayer is also a great tool to take advantage of. Gather everyone together at the end of the day for prayer and talk about each other’s days.
Communication is a big deal. Let your roommate know that you’re in a hurry and that’s why you can’t do the dishes. This one tip will save you a lot of arguments. One helpful tip is to have a main discussion board to write down important messages. You could use a white board or sticky notes to let each other know what you have going on that day. Roommates4you.com