Getting locked up behind brick-wall rooms does not have to be a waste of time
During Freshman year I found myself having an abundant amount of free time and not much to do in order to fill this time. I feel as if this is a problem many freshman tend to run into in their first year on their own. I lived with three of my best friends the first year of college and even though we all had very energetic personalities there would still be the occasional lull in our time together so I started noticing common patterns of other freshmen. They seemed to also be having trouble filling their schedules as well. Of the things I noticed, I was able to compile a list of common freshman habits. Here are my top five things freshmen love to do:
The refrigerator. It’s such a small place but it’s also a place that deserves a lot of attention when living with roommates. Here’s some helpful tips to ensure that you and your roommates keep a livable relationship. The fridge just so happens to be a key component in that formula.
Lay down some ground rules and establish refrigerator rules sooner than later. Putting off this conversation may lead to some serious frustration, fights and miscommunication. Good fridge etiquette can be simply and easy, because it’s just a basic conversation on how you and your roommates want to live in regards to the fridge. Here are a few items to think about when talking to your roommates:
I’m extremely pleased to announce that we have added Aaron Stewart as a new member to our team. Aaron has joined our Board of Advisors and steps on as head of Legal Counsel.
Aaron graduated cum laude from Princeton University and magna cum laude from Cornell Law School. After school, Stewart practiced law at one of the top nationwide law firms, Sullivan & Cromwell, working on matters spanning the globe, from Palo Alto, California to London, England.
Aaron’s extensive background in business law is a huge asset to Roomeo. On top of that, his unrivaled knowledge paired with his first hand experience with roommates while attending some of the most prestigious schools in the nation will bring a unique combination of skills and input to the team!
Find the official press release here.
If you are anything like me you try to avoid confrontation at all costs. Whether it be with coworkers, family members, or roommates I duck it like a dodge ball. In the story of Solomon and the baby I am the woman who says “Yo Sol, don’t cut the baby in half, let her have it, I’ll just pop out another one” (I’m pretty sure that’s the direct translation from the Old Testament). I just don’t care. If I have to take out the trash a couple extra times, wash some dirty dishes, or unclog someone else’s toilet I’ll do it just to keep the status quo.
However, I am dirt poor, so when it comes to bill pay, there’s only so far I can be stretched. Why is it that with some roomies you’re hard-pressed to find them anywhere but the couch or kitchen for 25 days out of the month but when the 1st rolls around tracking them down is like a “Where’s Waldo” from Hell.
You know they know, and you know they have the money (How else are they buying top shelf alcohol? My idea of top shelf is anything that doesn’t come in a plastic bottle or have a howling wolf on the label), but filling out a triple-digit check is like dental work for some.
So how do you acquire the money from a roommate without feeling like a total nuisance? How do you keep your credit without losing your dignity? Here are some of my Do’s and Don’ts for shaking the change out of their piggy bank without shaking the friendship:
My house rocks! Finally roommate living that is drama free and I couldn’t be happier. I began living in my current house just three months ago and my three roommates and I have already created a strong bond. We remain drama free with each other but there is one form of drama we all just can not get enough of!
We are lost in Lost. Yeah, the TV show Lost. The four of us are all so different, but somehow it just works. Lost if you haven’t seen it is a drama series that follows the lives of various individuals and groups of people, most importantly the survivors of the crash of a commercial passenger jet flying between Sydney and Los Angeles, on a mysterious tropical island somewhere in the South Pacific Ocean that aired on ABC.