I wish there was some sort of handbook because there are too many people that just don’t get it.
I’m talking about roommate etiquette.
Here are my top 5 no-nos that I run into way too often. Do you have any others to add? I’m sure I’m leaving some important ones out!
1. When you’re washing the dishes from that big dinner you made, DON’T skip over the one coffee cup your roommate left in the AM. Leaving that one dish seems petty. Don’t you think?
2. DON’T treat the common area like it’s your room. By all means, leave your own room messy but I don’t want to have to sit in your filth as well.
3. After that long luxurious shower, DON’T just pull your hair out the drain and leave it in the corner of the tub. Pick it up and trash it. I don’t want to pick up the hair that came off of a mysterious part of your body. Gross.
4. So your boyfriend lives in a broom closet and you scored a great place downtown. DON’T have your boyfriend over every single night. Your roommate signed up for one housemate not two. Plus that’s another person using up all the toilet paper your roommate just refilled. Am I being ridiculous?
5.The Aesop body wash your roommate just got is just calling your name. Ask to try it once or a few times, sure! But DON’T be the roommate that uses a tiny bit every day cause “no ones gonna notice”. You use it, you replace it.