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Post Grad Roommate Tips: 5 Tips for Getting Along with Your Roommate

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June 15, 2019

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5 min

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So, you graduated from college, got a new job, what’s next? You’re likely looking for a place to live in a location close to work! Well, if your new job happens to be in a booming city like Washington, DC or Baltimore, you may be looking for ways to make your rent cheaper. When thinking of ways to keep rent down, many people sacrifice location, features or other convenience add-ons. Another great way to keep the cost of apartment rent down is to share the space with someone else.

As you get older, living with a roommate can become more difficult, but it is nowhere near impossible. Try out these 5 helpful tips for getting along with post grad roommates.

5 Helpful Post Grad Roommate Tips

  • Choose a roommate wisely: College freshmen are often told that they don’t have to be best friends with their roommate, and the same goes for post-grad roommates. When choosing your roommate, it may be better to go with someone you have a lot in common with, but aren’t expecting to be best friends with.
  • Be clear with expectations: One of the worst things you can do when going into a new roommate relationship is to not be honest and clear about expectations. Will the rent be split directly down the middle? When are visitors allowed throughout the week? Before signing a lease, it is important to discuss any key concerns you may have.
  • Be conscious of any common area: While your roommate likely won’t care if your room is a mess, they will care if you constantly leave your belongings scattered in the living room, kitchen and bathrooms. Make an effort to keep any common areas as clean as possible.
  • Bring up problems as they arise: When an issue comes up, don’t just push it under the rug. This can lead to problems building, and eventually blowing up at one another. Instead, bring up problems calmly and upfront.
  • Be considerate: In order to be a good roommate, it is important for you to care about being a good roommate. For example, while you may like listening to music while you get ready for bed, if your roommate is already is bed, keep the noise to a minimum. Being considerate will help to prevent issues from arising in the first place.

Create Space in Your New Apartment with a Storage Unit Rental!

An apartment that is too cluttered with belongings will not start things on the right foot. The space will be much more difficult to keep organized, which can lead to stress between you and your roommate. If you are worried about comfortably fitting all of your furniture, appliances, clothing and more in your apartment, consider a storage unit rental.

ezStorage has storage facilities in many major Maryland cities, including Baltimore, Washington, DC and Columbia, MD as well as all throughout Virginia. Our storage facilities have both traditional and temperature controlled storage units in convenient sizes such as the 5×5, 5×10, 10×10, 10×15 and 10×30 storage units.

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