In a few months, semester will be kicking off for most, if not all of us. Some of you will be moving into hostel for the first time while others will just be changing to various hostels of their choices. As the ‘littest’ Campus Website, we felt obliged to present to you some of the tips you can follow to choose a suitable roommate. These 5 things are worth knowing about the guy or babe you’ll be sharing a room with for we are certain that you don’t want accommodation being another stressing course unit, peep below.
First and foremost, you have to table your preferences, see to it that you move in with someone who observes similar values. If you club, find a party animal or one who smokes pot if you do love pot. This will help you find the compatibility. The shared preferences will go a long way in keeping you united.
Don’t rush for a friend:
Many people give much haste to the idea of moving in with a friend simply because they believe that they know this person a great deal and that will simplify their stay but behold, this third tip is much of a warning to anyone out there for friendships have been ruined in the short run. Sometimes it is better to keep your friend at an arm’s length. Usually a lot is revealed about a person you share a roof with. You would not want to break a 10 years friendship over one stupid character you did not know about your ‘besto.’
This is another aspect y’all have to pay keen heed to. A “brief” history of the person and a minimal background check is essential; crawl through the other party’s financial and criminal history, brilliant minds will even run further background checks on the person’s medical history.
I mentioned a financial background check previously. Sometimes it is hard to get all the information you might need but here is where you need to put the FBI person in you to play. Money matters have always been a sensitive issue irrespective of the relation with the person. Money is a very important issue of discussion between the two or three of you, for example the other party’s ability and willingness to cover some expenses and bills let alone pay his/her own share of the rent. This will save you a lot of heart aches.
Consider their schedule:
Take the courtesy of running through and contrasting your schedule with the other person’s. Does this person work and you don’t? Does this person take on evening classes and you don’t? How often do they sleep in? This is very important. Remember to draw a clear line for everything and every event of everyone in that residence.
Bottom Line: Bad Company Ruins Good Character.