By: admin on 05/12/2019
Roommates – you may fight with them, you may argue with them, but you also can’t live without them. Having a roommate is not just about splitting the rent and utility bills, but a lot more than that. For example, when you have a roommate, your circle of friends and acquaintances increases, you have someone for late night talks, etc. That said, in this post, we list some of the reasons you must consider sharing your apartment with a roommate, even if that means living with a complete stranger.
College means limited money for most, but with a roommate most expenses get shared. In addition to the rent that gets divided among roommates, other expenses such as utility bills, food, and travel expenses (in case you are carpooling to college) also get shared.
Got an emergency? Or need someone to bail you out of a tight spot? Well, you don’t have to worry because your roommates got your back. No matter how much you guys fight among yourself, your roommate is always going to be there to help.
If you are a forgetful person who tends to lose their keys often, you don’t need to worry if you have a roommate (unless they are as forgetful as you are). So, now you don’t have to go running around looking for a locksmith.
While you already have your own set of friends in college, having a roommate means you also get to make friends with your roommate’s friends. And just in case you are an introvert and don’t get to hangout as much, you’ll get to hangout more as your social life grows.
When you are hanging out with someone 24X7, sharing your home, breaking bread together, you practically become family and their family becomes your family. Your roommate’s parents start treating you as their own child and they start sharing a bond with you as they share with your roommate.
Having a roommate means you’ll never go hungry. If you overspend sometimes and run out of food money at the end of the month, you don’t have to live on homemade sandwiches or go hungry for the next few days, your trusty roommate will keep you well fed. Not to forget the delicious food sent by your roommate’s granny that overflows your fridge when they come back from a holiday at home.
Your roomie is that person who will sit with you with a box of tissue after a difficult time in your life like a breakup, trying to help you decipher your incoherent rant. They will be the one to hold your punching bag when you vent your anger and frustration on that sack of sand.
A roommate will laugh at you when you fall, but they will also be there to help you stand on your feet and fight the world when things go wrong. Your roommate is not just a friend, but a family, who you feel home with, when you are away from your own. So make sure you don’t lose this opportunity and make the best of memories that you will cherish for a lifetime.