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    23 Of The Best Damn Tips For Living With Roommates

    For the love of god, change the Brita filter.

    We recently asked the BuzzFeed Community to tell us their best advice on living with roommates. Here are their pearls of wisdom!

    1. Communication is huge. You're adults, not mind readers — if something needs to be said, just say it.

    2. You aren't obligated to hang out together all the time.

    3. Discuss what food, if any, you want to share.

    4. Learn to take the high road, especially if you move in with your best friend.

    5. Good friends do not always make good roommates. Good roommates do not always make good friends.

    6. Exchange emergency information with each other.

    7. Communicate about HOW you each do things.

    8. Respect everyone else's finances.

    9. Communication is big, but compromising is also key.

    10. Send a text if you are having guests over.

    11. Do not be afraid to sit together and do absolutely nothing.

    12. Create a Roommate Agreement.

    13. Be aware of your own habits on a daily basis.

    14. Have a "Do Not" talk with your roommate.

    15. Ask questions like, "If I walk in and you're crying, what do I do?"

    16. Remember that little habits of yours might not seem like a big deal, but it *could* be something that is seriously irritating to your roommates over time.

    17. It’s easier to accept that people are going to live how they want to than try to change how they live.

    18. Wear headphones. For everyone’s sake, wear headphones.

    19. Always remember that not everyone was raised like you.

    20. Act like your parents are visiting/landlord is inspecting/you’re bringing a date home at least once a week.

    21. Give each other at least a few hours a week to be in the room alone.

    People need space no matter how well you get along, and it’s nice to be able to relax with no one else around. —Buzzfeed21

    22. Refill the damn Brita water pitcher.

    23. Sometimes it’s hard, but let your roommates know when you're having a tough time or feeling emotional.

    When we’re sensitive to each other’s needs the house stays peaceful and everyone is taken care of. —lesaw2

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