among roommates can weigh heavily on the minds of roommates,
but there are numerous solutions to keeping your living arrangement
from becoming a living nightmare.
1. Probably the number one issue
among roommates is the level of cleanliness each prefers.
If you are a neat freak, living with someone who doesnít clean
very often, if at all, can become a huge problem. The first
instinct of the neat freak would be to clean up after the
messy roommate. But this is about the worst that you could
do to help the problem. By cleaning up, you are inadvertently
telling your roommate that you donít mind cleaning up after
them. A way to help the problem, rather than cover it up would
be to discuss your different levels of cleanliness, and maybe
agree to have certain cleaning times for the common areas,
such as cleaning two or three times a week, versus cleaning
every day. Another solution would be to divide the chores.
Itís possible that your messy roommate doesnít like to clean
or clean very often because of the numerous tasks involved.
By dividing the chores, your messy roommate is more likely
to help out if they only have to focus on certain things rather
this problem, your living arrangement will be much more
agreeable to you, rather than constantly being frustrated
at how much cleaning you do and your roommate doesnít
huge factor in roommate disagreements is lack of
communication. Communication is vital in roommate
relationships, just as it is in any other relationship.
Having good communication amongst roommates is a huge
plus, especially when it comes preventing any issues
that may arise, before they start. For instance, talking
about one anotherís pet peeves and habits are good ways
to avoid irritating each other.
factor that can play havoc with roommates getting
along is lifestyle. If you are a person who enjoys
the quiet, then having a roommate who likes loud music
and partying could be a nightmare. But talking over
schedules for quiet time can greatly relieve the stress
of living with someone who is the opposite of you.
roommate can be a great experience, even if the two of you
donít enjoy all of the same things.
are numerous ways to get around and avoid issues that could
potentially ruin your roommate relationship. Just because
you and your roommate are polar opposites, doesnít mean that
you canít cohabitate the same place.
together and compromising can vastly increase your roommate