Tips for living with a roommate

tips for living with a roommate

Are you moving in NYC? Well, as I’m sure you know, rent is not cheap. With NYC being one of the most expensive places to live in the country, people have to find ways to ease the cost of their rent. Which is why a lot of people settle on living with roommates. Living with a roommate in NYC can be an exciting and fulfilling experience. However, since everyone was brought up differently, and lived in different households, you may find conflicting issues based on the way you and your roommate(s) live. Which is why, as NYC movers, we have created a guide with some basic tips for living with a roommate. Be sure to check out our guide on where millennials should move to in NYC.


Make up some rules

tips for living with a roommate

Whether you are moving in with your best friends or a complete stranger, it is important to establish ground rules that you both agree on. Do you need to establish a cleaning regimen for different sections of the house? Are you willing to share food or toiletries? If so, what are you willing to share? It is important to distinguish what is and is not ok when sharing your living space.


Respect personal space

tips for living with a roommate

When you are living with someone, it is important to respect their personal space and belongings. A typical NYC apartment is usually pretty small and you’ll be in close quarters. Which is why you should be courteous to your other roommate(s) by taking into account their needs. The golden rule applies in this situation, treat others as how you would want to be treated. So as a courtesy to your roommate, listen to music with headphones, go outside if you want to smoke, and be sure to keep shared spaces clean. It is important to make sure everyone in the house is comfortable, even if it means taking an extra step to do so. To learn more about living with other people, be sure to check out our guide on how to move with your significant other as well as 8 reasons to hire a cleaning company for your move.


Spend some time with them

tips for living with a roommate

Even though you may seem them more than anybody else, it could be nice to set some time aside where you hang out with each other. It can improve your relationship with that person and make your living situation much more enjoyable.


Moving in NYC, especially with people you don’t know, can be very stressful and difficult for you. Which is why Serenity movers are here to help you move in NYC. If you have any friends who are looking to move, be sure to check out the Serenity movers referral program, and get some money for your referral. If you have questions about moving or the moving referral, contact a reputable Manhattan moving company. We’d be happy to answer your questions and give you a free moving estimate. Check out our other moving blogs, and be sure to check out our moving promotions, where you can either get $100 off your next move or get $80 worth of free moving boxes.