Getting along with your roommate after a big move

August 25, 2019

Moving away from home or into a new property can be a stressful experience, but it can be even more nerve-wracking if you're going to be living with someone you barely know. Whether you're planning to move on your own or to hire one of the best Dallas moving companies to get you to your new digs, bear in mind these three tips for a drama-free roommate experience.

1. Communication is key

Open communication is one of the keys to a successful roommate relationship - and it starts before you even set foot in the door. Advise your roommate about your likes and dislikes up front, and listen to their own. If your roommate does something that irks you, don’t let things simmer until the pot boils over - tell them! Small problems can and will snowball if they aren’t immediately addressed.

2. Respect boundaries

This includes sharing space like closets and storage lockers. Roommates who lay down some ground rules verbally or in writing have a much better chance of respecting each other’s boundaries. This can include everything from when to use the shower, to sleeping schedules, to bans on cooking curry or fish if the smell is too much for you.

3. Don't take advantage

While it may be tempting to innocently borrow a roommate’s appliances or clothing or to eat their food when they’re not around, this can quickly turn into one of the biggest reasons for a fight. Opt for a peaceful co-existence by refraining from using each other's stuff unless you expressly have permission to do so.

Using these common sense tips will go a long way in ensuring that you and your roommate get off on the right foot. Same Day Moving Small Mini Moves can help you make a seamless transition to your new digs; contact us today for a free estimate and allow us to take control of the whole process. We can't ensure you get on with your new roommate, but we will do everything we can to make sure you enjoy your new home!
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