What to Consider When Choosing a Roommate
Perhaps one of the most critical decisions you will ever make has to do with choosing the right roommate. After all, you and possibly a complete stranger could end up sharing space within the same house. For that reason, it is essential that you know what to consider before inviting just anyone to live with you.
- Sleeping Habits – Whether you work during the day or at night, you want a roommate with the same or close to the same schedule. The last you want is to go to bed only for another person to make noise by watching television, playing music, or having friends or family over to visit.
- Cleanliness – Especially if you like to keep a clean and organized home, you should look for the same qualities in a roommate. That way, you avoid a messy house that would turn into an embarrassment, followed by arguments. If the two of you have too many possessions, storage units make an excellent solution. In fact, you could go in on one unit to help make the house less cluttered.
- Quirks – Unfortunately, someone’s quirks and pet peeves do not come out until being around that person for some time. When interviewing different candidates, ask for honesty. While you both need to make some concessions, make sure the roommate you choose does not have some crazy quirks that would make life miserable.
- Background Check – In addition to running a credit check, always have a background done on any potential roommate. That includes looking for any past criminal records but also checking with people that a candidate lived with prior. Often, talking to previous roommates will yield a wealth of helpful information to help with your selection.
- Pets – If you have pets, you want a roommate who loves animals. If not, but you would accept a pet, you should first meet the animal. Ask whether a dog is potty trained, a cat declawed, if either has behavioral issues and so on.
- Values and Morals – While two roommates do not necessarily need to share the same religious or political views, there does need to be common ground for values and morals. By having an honest conversation, you can learn a lot about a person.
If you want a roommate to move into a new home with you, you might look at options for storage units where you can place things until learning what all the other person plans to bring into the relationship. Depending on the scenario, you may need to consider either short- or long-term storage units. Regardless, select a facility with affordable space, climate-controlled units if needed, and most of all, excellent security.
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