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Tips for Getting Along With Your Roommate

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Living with someone can be a lot of fun but sometimes problems are unavoidable. No matter how different you are, sometimes the only way to live peacefully with someone is if you compromise. While you may spend all your time dreaming of living alone, here are some tips to help you get along with your roommates.

Set rules 

Even if it’s not your first time living with someone, it’s always smart to set some ground rules. These don’t need to be complicated and can be as basic as creating a simple chore schedule. Taking the time to actually have a conversation with your roommate at the start will help you avoid conflict down the road.

Don’t be passive aggressive

If your roommate is doing something that you don’t like, you should talk to them about it as soon as possible. Being passive aggressive with your roommate will only make things worse. Confronting the problem straight on will help to set up a pattern or open communication and help you get along with each other. Like any relationship, communication is key. If you are upfront with your roommate about any issues and things that cause conflicts, you can alleviate tension. Sometimes you need some space apart like taking a walk or spending some time on your own.

Be realistic 

Living with someone is sure to cause a few problems so you shouldn’t assume that you will get along with your roommate all the time. Just because you’re living with someone doesn’t mean you need to be best friends with each other, but you do need to respect each other and the space that you share. While everything your roommate does may bother you at times, it’s best to focus on a few small issues rather than expecting everything to change. When you’re fighting with your roommate, don’t pick at every little habit and try to focus on the larger picture.

Easily Pay Rent Online 

One of the most common issues that can arise between roommates is making sure you pay the rent on time. With RentMoola you can set it and forget it! RentMoola lets you set up recurring payments so you and your roommate don’t have to worry about missing a rent day ever again. This means a good relationship between you and your landlord and conflict-free relationship with your roommate.

 

 

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Emily Stewart

The author Emily Stewart

Emily is the Marketing and Communications Coordinator at RentMoola. She's a reader, skier, and self-proclaimed Beyonce superfan.

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