Finding the perfect person to live with, the perfect sheets to sleep on and figuring out how to organize all your things into a dorm can be tough. I’m here to share a few insightful tips I have picked up along the way.
-How to find your perfect match: Sure, you may have shared a hallway with your annoying little brother, or slept above your parents’ room, but most incoming freshmen have not had to deal with sharing a (tiny) space with someone for an extended period of time. Tip #1: Remember, you are crammed into a ‘box’- it does not need to be filled with heat so DO NOT create any.
-Maintaining your friendship:Tip #2:Be considerate of how the other person may feel- In ALL aspects. Your needs may be different, and your pet peeves may not align. Address these things before hand, to avoid unnecessary conflicts.
-Be cognisant- you are SHARING space:Leave things that way you found them or would’ve liked to find them. Tip #3: If you’re sharing a bathroom and the sink is clean, and the toilet seat is up- when you walk outof the bathroom, make sure it looks the same way. It only takes an extra minute to do
Tip #4: Last but not least, If you finish something, REPLACE it. Paper Towel, Toilet Paper, your roommate’s shampoo, or a pack of gum. Doesn’t matter what it is, common courtesy is taking over.