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Tips for Living with a Roommate

  • With the cost of living rising we all seem to be having a hard time making ends meet. If you have decided to get a roommate to help with the costs you will want to be prepared for the new living style. You can start by creating the space needed for your roommate by getting a storage unit at 1st Choice Storage in Miami. We have also gather some tips to help you when it comes to living with a roommate for the first time.
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  • Set some Ground Rules
  • The key to living with someone else peacefully is to sit down and have an honest talk with one another. Let your roommate know what tends to get on your nerves. Such things could include not immediately loading the dishwasher when you are done eating or leaving the toilet roll empty. Establishing ground rules will help to prevent any future fights.
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  • Be Realistic
  • Living with someone else will never be absolutely perfect. You will have to cater to each other’s needs to make it a peaceful environment to live in. You will also need to be realistic about the amount of space you are both living in. Smaller spaces will take getting used to and some good organization skills. Often times getting a storage unit for the valuables you wish to keep but don’t have the room for can help. At 1st Choice Storage in Miami you can get the perfect self-storage unit to fit all of your items at the perfect price.
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  • Divide the Chores
  • While this may seem like something you would do with your future children, it can help create a fair and peaceful living arrangement. If one person is left doing the dishes all the time, a fight is sure to arise. Sit down with your roommate and divide the necessary house chores evenly. It is suggest that you each take turns doing the variety of chores needed so you don’t get burned out doing one specific task all of the time. Don’t get on your roommates case everyday about the chores. Come up with a system to hold each other accountable. Make sure you take into account your weekly schedules as well.
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