One of the biggest sources of friction, whether you’re living with your partner or with roommates, are chores. Some feel like they’re doing too much, others resent always being micromanaged, and unfortunately, these sorts of tensions often spill into day to day interactions.
If you’re on the lookout for a new potential roommate, you might want some pointers as to the best way to vet the ideal candidate. Committing to living with someone is a big deal. Choosing the wrong person can make your life so much harder. From paying rent and your bills, to doing household chores to simply preparing dinner, things can become very uncomfortable if you’re sharing space with someone incompatible.So to avoid these awkward moments and hopefully create the ideal environment for you, let’s explore some questions to ask potential roommates that will give you all the information you need to decide on your next flatmate.
If you’ve ever lived with roommates then you know that one of the biggest sources of potential conflict are chores. Some avoid them until fights break out while others take them so seriously that they become the micromanager everyone loves to hate. And the more you let it fester, the worse it gets. Luckily, there is a handy solution – the roommate chore chart.This straightforward planning tool will set you up with the structure you need to make doing chores a predictable activity that hopefully everyone can get on board with. But what should you keep in mind when making one and what’s the most efficient way to do it? Let’s find out.