Bonding activities to do with your roommate
Take steps to bond with your roommate
and turn your sharing of home into pleasant, family-like surrounds.
|Having a roommate can be more than having someone
to share your room
with - take steps to bond with your roommate and you might even be
Sharing a home with someone has many benefits, from splitting the bill when it
comes to paying the rent and utilities to feeling safer at home. Furthermore, for those who don’t like living
alone, having a roommate means they have someone to talk to even when they are not outside or at work.
However, it’s not only about talking
about your day in the evening. There’s so much more you can do together.
It takes some creativity and time to figure out what both of you like, though. But you can start from our guide to
the bonding activities to do with your roommate until you find out what works for you. Here are some things to try
out and give you two a chance to get to know each other and even
Exploring the new neighborhood
Even before you unpack, you can go out and explore your new neighborhood. It can
be a visit to the local coffee shop or a restaurant - whatever it is, do it together in the days to come. Scroll
through social media using hashtags related to your new location, or explore the
maps. Pick a place that you might enjoy together, or take a
stroll around your new neighborhood. Starting fresh in a new
environment is not always easy, but it’s undoubtedly better if you’ve got company!
Before you start bonding
You should remember that it’s not always possible for your roommate to be your
best friend. Even though you can become pretty close, you shouldn’t forget about the main thing you have in common
– the apartment. Whether
you’re in college or just moved to a new place for a job, there should
be clear rules about sharing your living space.
So, before moving in with a roommate, make sure you have a conversation about this first – discuss responsibilities, habits, expectations, etc. This will ensure there are
no problems in the future related to maintenance and finances. Then, you can genuinely enjoy fun activities and
become best friends!
|In order for your roomsharing to be an enjoyable
and pleasant atmosphere,
get some ground rules agreed upon first, to enjoy each other's
Decorating your new apartment and going shopping for the first
If you both just moved in, one of the things you can do together is go shopping
décor and other necessities for your new house. After unpacking your
boxes, you’ll both need some of the things you couldn’t bring from home.
Whether it’s grocery shopping, home décor items, or cleaning supplies, shopping
can be one of the bonding activities to do with your roommate. It’s
easy to start a conversation about products, styles, or habits, and getting to know each other this way won’t be
awkward. Finally, this activity is undoubtedly cost-effective, as you can split the bill for items you both need in
the new home.
DIY projects can be fun
If your new home needs some touch-ups, you can do it together as
a DIY project. Painting walls, putting up
wallpaper, transforming an old bookshelf – there’s so much you could do. Do this together and let this project help
you bond and learn more about each other’s interests.
Coffee lovers get together
If you both enjoy a good cup of coffee, maybe doing something more about it can
help you bond. If you have enough space in your kitchen, you can create a coffee station you can both use and enjoy.
Invest in a good coffee maker, select your favorite beans, purchase some unique cups and other necessities.
Creating this nook together can provide you with a perfect place to start your day in the morning before you both
go separate ways into your day.
Have a party
Meeting each other’s friends is surely one of the best bonding activities to do
with your roommate. To avoid feeling shy among new people, invite both
of your friend groups and make a party. You can also have a game night,
order some pizzas and introduce each other to friends. This will ensure you’re both relaxed as you’re among people
you know and feel comfortable around.
Go to the gym together
If you’re both into sports, you can go to a local gym together. And if you’re not,
this may be something you can start doing together. As roommates, you
can motivate each other to maintain a healthy lifestyle, good diet,
exercise. If you’ve waited to start exercising for so long, maybe
now is the perfect moment to begin – together with your new roommate.
|Every activity that you do in the course of your
normal life can be an
opportunity to bond with your roommate - make the most of
A cleaning session
Even though it’s a seemingly tedious chore, cleaning can put you in a better mood. It can be one of
the best bonding activities to do with your roommate. Put some good music on, and start making your new home
sparkly clean! Cleaning counts as physical activity, too; it reduces stress and can also help you bond with your
Make important decisions together
One of the best ways to bond with someone is to decide something meaningful
together. So, if you don’t like your current home, you can talk to your roommate and maybe move together to a
better one. Experts from excalibur-movers.com advise planning every detail of this process for a lower risk of problems and stress.
Naturally, this will be easier and simpler to do with your
roommate. Make decisions together, plan the move and pack up your home
– even though it will be hectic, this process will bring you closer!
|Life often turns out different to what we planned
or imagined. If you happen
to be moving out again, it's easier to do it with someone you learned
Don’t force it
Making friends with someone is a process you cannot rush. Take your time, suggest things
you can do together – show interest and initiative. Some people need more time to trust others, so go through these
bonding activities slowly, without forcing it, and you will likely develop a firm bond with your
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