In New York City, apartments and roommates go hand-in-hand. If you’re checking out Briarwood apartment rentals, you’re probably on the lookout for a roommate to split the costs.
Living with roommates can be a blast! In the best-case scenario, you’ll have an instant workout pal, coffee companion or binge-watching buddy.
What if you and your new roomie aren’t exactly a match made in heaven? Or what if you get along, but you’re not besties? Here are a few tips for maintaining a positive roommate relationship in Briarwood apartment rentals:
- Discuss deal-breakers before you commit to a roommate arrangement.
Does your prospective roommate smoke? Do you host your punk rock band’s practice on Tuesday nights? These are examples of potential deal-breakers. Deal-breakers might doom your roommate relationship, so uncover and disclose these before you share a space with someone.
- Set ground rules.
Housekeeping, food sharing, overnight guests, paying the bills…These are all hot topics that come up in Briarwood apartment rentals. Set ground rules early to keep the peace from the day you become roommates until the day you go your separate ways.
- Clean up after yourself.
We’re sorry if we sound like your mother, but it’s true. In order to spread good roomie vibes, you need to be a good roomie. One of the best ways to do that is to leave common areas as you found them. Wash your breakfast dishes, take out the trash when it’s full, don’t leave dirty laundry in the bathroom…Do you see a pattern here?
- Communicate early and often!
Your roommate discussions don’t end after you set ground rules for your shared space. Whether your roomie is a complete stranger or your best friend, conflicts are bound to come up. In most cases, these uncomfortable conversations should happen pronto to prevent bad feelings from turning into an unliveable situation.
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