There’s no better way to ruin a friendship/a semester/your life than by existing in a less-than-pleasant roommate situation.
Creating an atmosphere of happiness is definitely a two-way street. Sure, you want to live with someone who is clean, nice, considerate and such, but you also have to be a good roommate. If you’re not, the entire system just won’t work.
Being a good roommate is a complex thing, but following these 10 rules would be a great way to start.
1.) Thou shalt not enter without knocking.
If a door is closed – even if it’s the door to your bedroom – be sure to give it a knock before barging right in.
2.) Thou shalt not have your significant other over every night.
It’s just plain inconsiderate to make your roomie share her space with an additional person.
3.) Thou shalt clean up after yourself.
4.) Thou shalt not have multiple people over without clearing it.
5.) Thou shalt not hog the TV.
6.) Thou shalt be fair with your wardrobe.
7.) Thou shalt respect her sleep schedule.
Don’t be noisy AF at 7 am if she’s still sleeping.
8.) Thou shalt share your snacks.
9.) Thou shalt not talk constantly.
Unless she’s drinking with you, in which case….bottoms up!
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