Living with other persons: rules to survive

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If you want to afford a good accommodation when you are a student, you have to share the house or the apartment with other persons. And believe it or not, it can be very difficult sometimes to live with other persons if you are not on the same wavelength. But there are, however, a few rules that everybody should respect in order to avoid conflicts. Here they are the most important of them.

 

Rule no 1. Try to choose your mates wisely

 

It may be difficult to know someone from the beginning, but try to be careful and read their body language in order to find out if they are honest or not. It is said that gestures show more about people’s behaviour than one may think. Also, in order to get the right answer you should put the right questions. And if you don’t have any clue where you can find the best accommodation for you and your mates try to use the following link: http://www.findspace.co.uk. Another good advice when it comes to this aspect is to read carefully the contract before you sign it and order to make sure that everything is all right.

Rule no.2. Make things clear!

Try to make a list with the most important rules and make sure that everybody knows them. For example, you can write there how you are going to share the rent or other spending. Also, very important are the rules which are related to keeping the silence during the night or the studying hours. And if from time to time your room mates refuse to be quite, even if you ask them politely, a good idea is to go studying in the library. But make sure that it doesn’t become a general rule.

Rule no. 3. Mark your territory!

 

After you decide which your room is, you can bring your things such as clothes, shoes, books, devices or decorations. But make sure you respect the others’ space, especially if you have to share the room with a strange. On the other hand, don’t make changes, such as moving the furniture or painting the walls in a different colour, without the permission of the apartment owner. A good idea is to ask your mates too.

 

Rule no. 4. Don’t take something that doesn’t belong to you!

 

This rule is very simple. In order to make a good impression, you should be careful with the personal belongings. There are persons who get mad if you use their computer without asking for permission. Not to mention the fact that borrowing something like a lipstick or hair brush is not recommended because it isn’t considered hygienic. So try to resume at your own things.