1. Maria Fischer
    August 18, 2014 / 4:33 pm

    These are perfect! The source of tension in my apartment last year stemmed from arguments about dishes. There were always a TON of dirty dishes taking over the sink, and no one would claim them. Arrrrgghh. Why let something so lame as dirty dishes ruin a great year? Hopefully all of your readers take these tips to heart- it'll save them from lots of headaches!MariaFrom Metro Cards to Meal Plans: a College Lifestyle Bloghttp://mariaefischer.blogspot.com

  2. Michaela Fisch
    August 18, 2014 / 6:59 pm

    These are all great tips! I would also recommend not living with your closest friends unless you are 100% sure any roommate fights won't turn into big fights. My two friends and I lived together last year and while one of our relationships remained strong, another didn't just because we were completely different on the way we lived and acted around other people. Obviously more things came about ending the friendship, but it's seriously an important thing to consider when moving in with friends – Can our relationship survive this? Great post!Michaela || The Monogrammed Midwesterner

  3. Alex
    August 18, 2014 / 8:31 pm

    Definitely agree with all of these tips. I got lucky and had a great roommate freshman year and we stayed together all throughout college. I think planning a weekly roomie date where you do something fun together is a great bonding experience too!-Alexwww.monstermisa.blogspot.com

  4. Sarah
    August 18, 2014 / 11:44 pm

    This is so helpful! Although the dynamics of every set of roommates will be different, there are definitely some basics that help everyone get along, no matter what personality types are in the mix.SarahSweet Spontaneity

  5. Claire
    August 20, 2014 / 5:19 am

    What a great post! Thanks for the helpful advice! ;)God bless, XO, ClaireHttp://www.littlemissfashionqueen.blogspot.com