House-share : Tips and tricks to live in peace
Hello everyone! How are you doing?
Have you ever shared an apartment or a room with strangers? Today I will share with you some tips and tricks to have a good cohabitation. Live in community can be either a good experience nor a bad one so let’s maximize the chances !! 🙂
First of all, stay open-minded ! In the case of youth exchanges or ESC programs you have 99.99% to be with persons from differents countries with differents customs. So do not be afraid to establish basic rules since the beginning.
Secondly, be active, be helpful ! I mean do not hesitate to participate in the duties like washing the dishes, remove the plates on the table…… It is a very good way to avoid conflits and show to the others that you are a very mature person. Do not hesitate to spend time with each other to break the ice. Little by little the strangers will begin good friends. Other point, don’t keep things for you. If something bother you tell it! You will find solutions easily!
Once everything is okay with your now new friends. This is how you can take benefits of the house-share.
- Foods, general items like toilet papers… Buy it together
- Transport & travels : share the costs
Finally, you will see that sharing your life with strangers will bring something diferent to your life. It is an excelent way to learn how to be patient, tolerant, respectful and so much more. As far as I am concerned I have shared my rooms twice in my life. I am still learning!
See you soon !