Since you’ve clearly got some time to kill between your exams (or you’re in class killing precious time), you’d better make sure you’re living situation is stellar so you don’t go insane with study cabin-fever. How are your roommates? Do you all get along? Are you making sure you’re not that cliché’ dirty roommate? Some of you might need to reflect a little…
Either way, we want you to be 100% happy with your room at the Village! With any share-house living there can be some sort of disagreement, whether you dislike your roommates’ loud music at 3am, or how sometimes you like to leave your dirty dishes around the kitchen like a small ceramic graveyard community.
Sometimes you need to take a look at what YOU can do to make the situation better for everyone, and then your roomies will do the same in return.
If you’re waiting for your roomies to clean up and nothing is happening, start a conversation! The best way to get to the bottom of a situation is to start chatting to your roommates and seeing where the problem lies.
Try to make a roster, or even just agree to take turns in cleaning, that way you both have a mutual respect for each other’s comfort in the apartment. If this works, yay! You are qualified communicators, and the next 365 days will be sweet!
If this doesn’t work, and you think that your roomies aren’t making an effort, you can always have a chat with us. Anonymously, of course. Your RA’s are the best people to talk to, they are Villagers too, and we can guarantee they have experienced this themselves in the past! They have some great tips for making your apartment the best that it can be, and they can chat to your roommates in a way that will make everyone happy. If you need to speak to one of us, just come to Reception after hours and look for the RA on duty. It takes two seconds, and trust me, we’ve been there before! We want everyone to be happy at the Village, so if there is anything we can do to facilitate an open conversation about cleanliness, let us know! In the meantime, let this guy inspire you…