Living with friends

Talk about it first

When choosing to live with your friends, consider the differences and similarities in your lifestyles. Here are some things to discuss with your buddies, as well as some pros and cons about living together.

Things to talk about:

  • Cleanliness habits.
  • Music volume/tastes.
  • Schedule (what time do you wake up?/go to sleep?) What are your study habits?.
  • Social activities (how comfortable are you with your friend having different people, parties or other events at your place).
  • Respecting each other’s space.
  • Sharing household purchases.
  • Housekeeping schedule.
  • Room choices.

Pros and Cons

Pro: You already know each other

Con: You could get stuck not making new friends – make sure to branch out and meet new people!

Pro: You can plan the layout of your place together

Con: Your BFF might not be your ideal roommate x– try and choose someone who’s living qualities are similar to yours

Pro: You already have common ground.

Con: If it doesn’t work out, you could become frenemies.

Pro: Taking your relationship from friendship to roommate can create a strong bond that you’ll probably have forever.