You’ve gotten those acceptance letters, you’ve graduated, and you’ve decided where you want to go. Totally prepared for college now right? What about that living situation? Probably a freshman’s biggest fear is having that “monster roommate.” Not to fear, there are ways to avoid this!
1. Find a person who is the same amount of tidy as you. If you’re kind of a clutter bug, find someone else who is too. On the other hand, if you’re really neat you’re going to want someone who can live up to your standards.
3. Talk to your roommate about guest preferences. Having people over late, and a lot of guests at one time could be something the two of you agree or disagree on. Lay some ground rules from the beginning and find that happy medium.
6. Finally, choose someone for compatibility, not someone you like. This means that your best friend who’s going away to school with you may not be the best choice as your first roommate. Although you like each other and get along well when you see each other occasionally, living together brings out all the surprises and it may ruin a perfectly good friendship.