Moving in With Friends in Panama City Beach? Adhere to Two Main Rules
Having a roommate at some time in your life is a fact of life. Over 25% of millennials report to currently living with one of more roommates. How can having roommates be a successful situation for all involved? It’s simple. You must have respect for each other’s space and plan up front. Following are tips for planning to live with roommates and respecting their space.
Chore Chart Rules
Chore charts may seem adolescent and annoying, but a basic chart can truly bring peace to the home. The chart should divide responsibilities up equally and see to it that all parties take turns doing the different chores. The chart also makes no mistake who was responsible for what when something gets done. Create a chart and stick to it. It’s right and fair. Chores on the chart may include:
- Lawn Maintenance
Ground Rules Rule Too
Take intentional time to sit down and talk about each other’s expectations. Then, decide on rules to meet these expectations. This will help you respect each other’s boundaries. Some suggestions to consider include:
When is quiet time on nights and weekends?
What are guest room expectations? Maybe create a calendar for booking the guest room.
What is the protocol for using and sharing common areas such as living room, bathroom and kitchen?
Create a streamlined process for rent and bill payment.
Are groceries shared or individual?
Is there a house pet? Who’s responsible for it?
Follow these two simple rules when you move in with friends and you’ll live in blissful harmony. Moving to Panama City Beach? Give us a call!