Hello people, who may or may not be invested in my Your Majesty series, this is for you. Check out what I have to say about being a good roommate!
Coronation day is the process of becoming an adult. This topic will have multiple parts teaching you many things about college to meal prepping to other adulting things. In this post, I’d like to cover: how to be a good roommate.
Keep open communication with your roommate. You don’t have to be besties but if something comes up that bothers you, you need to tell them. Chances are they don’t even realize that what they are doing is bothering and you and if you address it early, it doesn’t become a big issue. I really emphasize this one because I have seen it affect roommate relationships.
If you’re in the dorms and you want to hang out with your boyfriend all the time. Fantastic but please keep in mind you have another person sharing your room or space. Same with inviting people over. If you or your roommate have tests coming up, it’s probably not the best time to have a party. Just saying.
Clean up after yourself
Your roommate is not your mom, they shouldn’t have to remind you to clean up after yourself nor feel compelled to clean up after you. If you are in the dorm, it is especially important because it is a small space.
I encourage you to not dismiss the list because it is short. Since the start of college, I have had four sets of roommates. 3/4 sets had problems and didn’t work out. From my experience, my current roommate situation works because we follow the above criteria even if it wasn’t an official discussion. We genuinely respect and care for each other. I guess at the end of the day, living with others isn’t easy but it is also what you make of it. If you go in with an uncooperative attitude it won’t help. Just do your best, that is all you can do.
Thank you for reading Prepping for Coronation Day: how to be a good roommate. Comment below your best/worst roommate story or if y’all would like to hear some of mine. See you in the next post!