So, you’ve just moved into your brand new apartment with a roommate. In an ideal scenario, you and your new roommate instantly become friends and hit it off with no problem. This is seldom the case, but that doesn’t mean it’s hard to get along with your new roommate. Living with another person—be it your friend or stranger—comes with a set of guidelines you must follow. Ensuring all parties’ needs are accounted for is key for peaceful and stress-free living. Being courteous goes a long way when it comes to living with others. That’s why we compiled a few tips for when it comes to living with a roommate!
Whether you’re moving in with a trusted friend or a prospective new roommate, it’s vital to establish some ground rules. A little common courtesy goes a long way when it comes to cohabitation. Maybe you’re fine with your roommate using your pots and pans as long as they clean up afterward. Maybe your roommate doesn’t like you using their laundry detergent when washing your clothes. Who knows? It’s all ambiguous until you communicate with your roommate about your living habits. Being aware of each other’s personal needs will make your apartment a much more peaceful place.
Sometimes, our schedules just don’t go together well. If your roommate works late at night and you have a day-job, it might not be courteous to be blending your morning smoothie at 6 a.m. before work. In the same fashion, if you know your roommate takes a bath every day at 7 p.m.—don’t jump in the shower at 6:50 p.m. Working around each other’s schedules helps both of you co-exist stress-free.
In this day and age, it’s easier than ever to split bills like rent and utilities. With apps like Venmo and Cashapp, sending money has never been easier. And no one wants to feel like they’re being taken advantage of. The excuse “oh I forgot my wallet” is a thing of the past. With these apps and your connected bank account, you carry your digital wallet everywhere you go on your phone.
If you’re interested in renting one of our apartments, contact us today! These apartments in north Baton Rouge are ready to move in! You can call us at (225) 217-6655 or fill out a contact form. If you’re ready to begin, you can apply online directly from our website. It doesn’t matter if you’ll have roommates or living alone. We have competitive rent prices for one-bedroom, two-bedroom, and three-bedroom apartments. We’d love to be your home for this upcoming school year.