Two days, I came across a BuzzFeed video that insists your roommate will be a passive aggressive demon that is likely to eat your food. Needless to say, that doesn’t give me much hope for my future roommate(s).
But, I came up with a plan and I’d like to know what you think of it 🙂
Btw, that guy in the featured image is not my roommate. He was a random guy that stopped me while I was shooting.
I think miscommunication is one the biggest reasons people have problems with each other. People would rather talk crap about each other in the next room, all the while chalking it up to really good manners.
Call me crazy, but I think you can be upfront and tactful at the same time.
Trust me, I learned the hard way.
The Game Plan
I came up with a list of things I want to bring up early in the game. Not surprisingly, food makes the top of the list. It seems like the thing people have the most problems with. Both my parents and my boyfriend have had to deal with food stealers. Maybe if I address it right away, we can come to an agreement?
Have a read and tell me what you think of my game plan! 🙂
Express preference for not sharing food.
Designate areas of the fridge for each roommate.
Ask what time of day roommate prefers to shower so you can plan.
Inform them that your significant other may visit now and then.
Decide on how cooking and dish washing will work.
I think it will be fun to report back about how this plan goes. I’m hopeful! 🙂
If you’re experienced in living with a roommate, let me know how you fostered a positive relationship with them. If you have stories about your roommates from hell, I’d love to hear that too! 👿
How do you guys handle a bad roommate? Are you upfront with your expectations?
Photography by Alora Rachelle