There are lots of people that are choosing to move out of their parents’ house or may be separating from a relationship. This means you need to find a suitable arrangement that works for you. One of the things you can do is to move in with some roommates. This is a great way to afford a place that is in a location you want. It is also a way to cut down on the costs of what you would pay if you were to live alone. The cost of living in a city increases the closer you get towards the downtown area that people want to be. This is why roommate living is a great option. Although it is a great choice lots of problems can arise when you choose this style of living. It is good to have a plan of action when you move in with new roommates or even ones you have lived with before. Prodigy Moving & Storage offers tips on what you should do when moving in with roommates.
Decide what Furniture etc Each Roommate Will Move into House or Apartment
When you are ready to move in with other people it is a good idea to have a space that is private for each person. This would be your bedroom usually and is where you can keep what you want and decorate the way you please. You want to make sure that you bring what will fit on that space. The other areas of the house that are being shared should be discussed. If all three roommates show up with a couch and their favorite painting you may be overcrowded. It is great to plan out who will bring what when it comes to items that are being used in the community spaces. The living room can have furniture that is shared as well as the kitchen and the bathroom. You want to make sure that you talk about what happens if someone or their guests cause any major damage to these things. That way you are not paying to move lots of large items that you will not have space for anyway.
Roommate Rules & Etiquette
When you have chosen roommates and you picked a place to live it is a good idea to come up with some ground rules that everyone agrees to live by. This might be things such as chores. Having a revolving list of who is responsible for what makes the work easier to bare. You also want to talk about financial obligations and when each person is to pay and how. It is also the time to talk about guests and what each of your expectations are and how often it is acceptable to have people. Once everyone has an understanding of what the rules are it will allow you to live in harmony.
Don’t Expect Roommates to Help You Move In
Some people will move in and have a pile of friends that seem happy to help. Others don’t have the same help and might expect that their roommates will get the job for them. This is a sure fire way to create some negativity right off the bat. The roommates don’t want to work all day to move their things and then have to help you as well. It is best to hire a moving company to get your things from your old house to the new house.