Sharing a house with people you don’t yet know can be a wonderful, unforgettable experience. It has multiple benefits, from financial to environmental, and it can help you create lifelong friendships! Shared accommodation is becoming more and more popular among young professionals since it’s a great start to independent living. It enables you to save up for a mortgage and find like-minded people. However, it can sometimes be a little tricky to maintain harmonious relationships with your housemates. Therefore, we have prepared a guide on amicable house-sharing.
Tips On Friendly House Sharing
Respect goes a long way
Building great relationships with your housemates starts with respect. It’s fun to get to know them and embrace your similarities and differences. House sharing is a great way to learn how to be understanding and patient since you meet people from all different walks of life.
It’s easy to remember to clean up after yourself and just as easy to forget. A general rule of thumb is to immediately tidy up after yourself, especially if you share kitchenware and utensils with others. If you don’t have time to do it, let your housemates know that you're aware and will do it as soon as you're free!
Friendliness wins hearts
As mentioned above, house-sharing is an excellent choice if you're looking for new friends. However, if this isn't something you're after, it's still great to be polite and friendly.
Help is appreciated
An obvious benefit of home-sharing is the support and help of your housemates. Don’t hesitate to offer your own help whenever it might be needed since it can help build and maintain a good relationship in the long run.
Fun Fun Fun!
Nothing unites people more than a party! Even better when you can host your own festival! Snug Shared Living has even been known to host the world-renowned ‘Delamere Festival’, complete with its very own laughing yoga and DJ sets!