Living with a roommate is a great way to save yourself money on rent and utilities, but it’s important to remember that sharing the costs of living requires work from both parties. We provided you with several tips for living with a roommate in parts one and two of this ongoing series, and today’s post will provide you with even more tips for sharing your space with a roommate.
If you and your current roommate are looking for a new place to live, then come and tour Pelican Bluff Apartments! We offer one-, two-, and three-bedroom apartments for rent in Windsor, and you’ll love our brand new appliances and contemporary kitchen designs. Schedule a tour today, and continue reading below for even more tips for living with a roommate!
Think Carefully Before Signing a Lease
Signing a lease is an exciting event, but you should make sure that you’re signing a lease with someone you’ll be happy living with for the next several months. If you found your potential roommate online, make sure that you’re familiar with their work schedule and plans for the future. You could find yourself in an uncomfortable situation if they’re always coming home just as you’re trying to go to bed, so take the time to get to know someone before you sign a lease together.
Many people choose to live with friends and family members, and while it’s certainly convenient, living with someone you’re close to isn’t always the best idea. You and your friends probably have different ideas about what constitutes a clean living space or an acceptable amount of clutter, and ongoing conflicts can easily harm your relationship. If you do decide to sign a lease with a friend or family member, make sure that you’ve carefully and thoroughly discussed all of your living preferences.
Divide the Fridge Fairly
While the fridge is only one of the kitchen’s many storage spaces, it’s one of the most important to divide fairly. Each member of the household should have plenty of space for their food, and you should try to make a habit of labeling your items to prevent any confusions or mixups from occurring. Colorado is well-known for its craft beers, and you may want to invest in a small mini-fridge if you find that your collection of the season’s newest brews is crowding out your roommate. In case you’re curious, our apartments for rent in Windsor come furnished with stainless steel fridges that provide your household with plenty of storage space!
We hope that this series will help you and your roommate create a welcoming and friendly space. Keep an eye on our blog for future posts in which we’ll revisit this topic. If you’re looking for a new place to live this summer, then come and tour Pelican Bluff Apartments! Our apartments for rent in Windsor are spacious and furnished with gorgeous new amenities, including granite countertops and stainless steel appliances. View our floor plans online and get in touch with us today to schedule a tour of your new home. We look forward to seeing you soon!