Living with New Roommates

Important topics for living with new people

So, you’ve decided on a room in a house with some new people. Here are our best suggestions for an important conversation you should have before you move in.

  1. How often do you clean?
  2. What do you do on the weekends?
  3. Do you like to have friends over or take the party elsewhere?
  4. Do you smoke?
  5. How often do you drink at home?
  6. Are you still friends with your old roomies?
  7. Do you have references?
  8. When do you go to bed/wake up on weekdays/weekends?
  9. Do you have pets or are considering getting any?
  10. What is your school/work schedule?
  11. What are your study habits like?
  12. What’s your romantic situation?
  13. What do you want in a roommate?
  14. Do you have any furniture for the communal space?
  15. How often do you cook?
  16. How long are you planning to stay?
  17. Have you had any challenges in past living situations?