Living in a shared house has become the most popular option amongTaipei international students and workers. Living with others means sharing and understanding are very important, and sometimes it might be hard to get along with roommates under the same roof. Don’t be afraid, we list some bullet points for you to help you to enjoy your shared house as much as possible while sharing commonplace with others.
Organize your place
You can buy some drawers and put them under your bed, this is a genius idea to organize your stuff. You will help more space in your room for yourself, and your room will look 100% tidier than before. You can also clean out your old stuff, and only maintain some for your important stuff.
Make your bed
Dirty dishes that leave behind in your shared kitchen could be the major battleground with your roommates, so we have some tips for you to minimize the dirtiness and mess.
Make sure you do your dishes before you leave and clean dishes after you use them. If you are too busy and running late to clean your dishes, you can simply text them and let them know that you will clean the dishes after you get back home. Communication is important with your roommates too, avoid frustration by texting your roommates and giving them a heads up.
Cook with roommates
It is important to have a food arrangement with your roommates to avoid the madness and unnecessary fight. Cooking with roommates is the strategy that gives you the time to bond with your roommates and also saves a lot of time to clean the kitchen individually. Everybody cooks and cleans. Maybe you have some food to share with your roommates, it is a way to build up a friendship. Sharing is caring, and sharing food is a good start!
You can also set up a have a communal “free shelf” in the kitchen, so everyone in a shared house can have their own cabinet or shelf for food. Also, the public shelf that everybody can use in the kitchen, it will 100% makes the kitchen more organized and look cleaner!
Hangout with your roommates
One of the best ways to link up with your roommates is to ask them to go out. If both of you drink, you could try to approach your roommates by asking out for a drink. It is a very efficient way to get to know each other and share some stories.
If you don’t drink, it is okay. You could make teas for your roommates or cook for them. They are always a good start to break the ice.
More accessible shared space
It is fair that everyone out effort to keep a clean and organized place in a shared house. If you share the same fridge, make sure that everyone’s food is separated. W also suggests that to have a collection box by the door to keep umbrellas jackets, and keys. It is very convenient for all people when you walk into the shared house, you can just drop your stuff as soon as possible. It will also give you more space in the common room and it will look tidier too. You can find the collection box in IKEA, and it doesn’t cost much money.
You might worry that you can’t get along with your roommates because of miscommunication, misunderstanding, etc. However, our professionals will help you to choose the roommates that are best for you, and they will make sure that they are friendly, organized, respectful, etc. We are here to make you feel like a home that you’re comfortable with. We hope that you enjoy your stay at a shared house in Taipei and make friends!