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How to Pick the Best Roommate(s) for New Apartments

Jun 25th, 2012

Summer is a great time to look for new apartments. And if moving to new apartments is in your summer plans but you’re not sure whether you want to be living with a roommate in 2 bedroom apartments, roommates in 3 bedroom apartments or something else, let us help you determine which type of roommate will be the best fit for you in a new apartment:

1. Similar Habits

Discuss and discover similarities and similar living habits that you two share for easy life in your new apartments. For instance, you may want to find out if they’re a messy a person, if you’re not one. Other questions to think about include things like eating habits (Are they a vegetarian? Are they on strict diet?) or spending habits (Do the like to budget? Are they good with their money?). It may seem silly, but knowing major differences and similarities before moving into your new apartments with a roommate will make 2 and 3 bedroom apartment living easier. You should also interview your potential roommate(s), even if it’s a close friend, as this may help you determine if they’ll be the right fit in your 2 bedroom apartments or 3 bedroom apartments.

2. Pets

If your potential roommate(s) is a lover of pets, plans to get one or may already have one, make sure you’re okay with an animal being your new apartments. Rolls reversed, if you have a pet, make sure your roommate is comfortable with it in the 2 or 3 bedroom apartments, too. You’d hate to have a rowdy, barking dog that keeps your roommate up all night!

3. Lifestyle

Another thing to discuss and think about before choosing your roommate or roommates for your new apartments is the type of lifestyle they lead. Are they a busy, full-time worker that has long hours? Or are they a home body? Do they have a significant other that will be over all the time? Whatever your lifestyle may be, you may want to look into how your lifestyle might compare and contrast with your roommate’s. It’ll make fore easier living in your 2 bedroom apartments, 3 bedroom apartments or more.

4. Life inside your new apartments

Another aspect to think about before moving in with a roommate(s) into new apartments is how life will be inside of the 2 or 3 bedroom apartments. For example, you can ask questions like “What temperature would they want to keep the apartment?”, “Are they allergic to anything?”, “Do they like to cook often?”, “Will they split chores?”, etc. Determining how life will be inside your 2 bedroom apartment and 3 bedroom apartments can also give you clearer picture of not only to qualities of your potential roommate, but also what you’re looking for in a roommate for your new apartments.

Of course, your roommate(s) will also have similar questions for you so be honest with exactly how you want to live in your new apartments and what you expect out of them as a roommate. Hopefully this helps to give you insight on “roommate shopping” for your new apartments. Remember, happy roommates equal happy life in new apartments.

If you are currently looking for, whether 1 bedroom apartments, 2 bedroom apartments or 3 bedroom apartments, AMLI has communities located across the country. Click here to discover your new apartments today.

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