Friday, August 5, 2016

How To Welcome a New Roommate To Your Place

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Welcoming a new roommate can be fun and exciting. Of course, you get the chance to experience a whole new personality while living under one roof. However, if you think that welcoming a new roommate is just all about the party, then you better think again. While it is true that giving a warm welcome is important, but there is more to it than what you merely believe it is. Whether you are living together in a 2BR condo unit in Cebu City or any other residential building in the Philippines, you should know how to ensure a seamless transition.

Moreover, knowing the right approach to your new roommate will give you an opportunity to establish a good rapport between you and your roommates. But if you do not have any idea at all with the right approach you should give, then you might want to try these tips below.

Be honest up front

One of the most important factors for you to able to establish a good rapport is, to be frank with them. Of course, you also have to be mindful of the things you say for as not to offend them. This is also one way to give respect to your roommates. If you are just honest with them, they will not think about negative thoughts about anything. That is why being honest is important for you to have a lasting stay in the place you are in.

Split finances fairly

When it comes to finances, it can be a crucial thing for you and your roommate. Of course, there is money involved. That is why you have to make sure to plan out what you and your roommate is paying for. Moreover, they should pay the same percentage as you have to make it fair for them. This is to ensure that there will be no problem that will arise later on.

Make a payment plan

Whether you realize it or not, making a payment plan can help you when it comes to handling or managing your budget. Of course, this is one of the many and practical ways you will know what to do with the money that you are going to spend. Moreover, you have to make sure that you all should discuss and agree on how you are going to plan out the money for a better budgeting.

Talk about sharing

Obviously, your roommate does not have any idea at all on what and what with the condo functions. That is why it is a must for you to tour them around the condo unit for them to know what to do when they need to use a particular thing. Moreover, if there are any confusions about the guidelines you have with the room sharing, then you have to explain it them apparently for a better understanding of the things that is going to happen.

Decide an end date

If the new roommate is just temporary living with you, then you also have to know what time he or she will be leaving to make sure that both of you will settle the things that need to be resolved such as paying the bills and other monthly dues. Of course, this is also one of the many ways you can ensure that your roommate with a move out without any problems with you or with the condo management at all. However, if there are circumstances you both need to settle, then try moving the date when he or she will move out.

Having a roommate is not that hard as you think it is. Of course, you just have to make sure that you both have a better understanding of the things around you. With this, you will not have any problems with your roommate.