Episode 4: Cohabitation for Dummies: Lessons Learned in Sharing a Living Space
In this week’s episode, we chat about the things we’ve learned and wish we would’ve known about living with other people. From living with roommates to living with parents as young adults, and learning to live with the opposite gender, we’ve curated some of our favorite stories and practical tips for thriving in shared quarters. https://itunes.apple.com/us/podcast/the-kitschy-kountdown/id1201461585?mt=2
Sharing a bed with someone teaches you a lot about yourself, like whether or not you share the covers.
Travel with a person before you live with them to figure out if you and your potential roommate are a good match.
Living with others teaches you that everyone has a “thing” (read: an annoying habit or two), and it’s important to realize that these things are not personal attacks on you.
Choose your battles- some annoyances are worth having a conversation about (not in the heat of the moment) but most things can just be let go. If something annoys you, take the initiative to clean it up rather than starting a fight.
Boys. Put the seat down. Or girls, just do it yourself.
The key to a happy cohabitation experience is having two bathrooms.
Roommates care for you and are on your team (especially if you’re nocturnal).
Living with another person brings you out of your shell and encourages you to do things outside of your comfort zone (and might introduce you to the curative powers of late night Taco Bell).
Sometimes your parents can make really good roommates.
The sleep button on your remote can save your relationships.
- Don’t wait to get to know people when you move in- establish a ritual with those you live with to break up the monotony of everyday life and maybe it will build a lasting relationship where your children can one day start a podcast together.