Advice on Sharing a Bathroom with Roommates
Whether you are a college freshman moving into your first apartment or you are moving into your fifth apartment, you’re likely to find yourself in a roommate situation. Now, having roommates isn’t all that bad, in fact, some of those roommates may become some of your very best friends.
Yet, the whole sharing a space with other people thing isn’t exactly ideal—especially when it comes to sharing the bathroom. With a few tips and some expert advice, you’ll be able to win the best roommate award and get the most of your bathroom time.
Invest in a Storage Solution
Having a storage caddy can be a great way to keep your items organized and reduce the amount of clutter that can quickly build up when you live with other people. Things to consider placing in your caddy:
- Shampoo and conditioner
- Washcloths or loofahs
Mostly, if you have any belongings you wouldn’t be okay with letting your roommates use, you should probably keep in a caddy that can go to and from the bathroom with you.
Share Cleaning Responsibilities
There’s no hard or fast rule when it comes to how you live with roommates. However, cleaning up common spaces, including the bathroom is a courtesy everyone should follow in your apartment.
Sit down with your roommates and create a cleaning schedule: when will the bathroom get cleaned, who will be assigned to what, you get the picture. Communication is critical when it comes to living with roommates, so talk it out and come up with a bathroom cleaning schedule.
An important tip to keep in mind: If it’s your day to clean the bathroom, remember to wipe down the walls with an all-purpose cleaner. Trust us, you don’t want to know what could end up on the walls by your toilet.
Pick Up After Yourself
Simple things matter when it comes to living with other people. After you are done using the bathroom facilities, it’s good to cover all your bases. Here are a few helpful tips:
- Pick up clothing, towels, and personal belongings
- Clean up any hair, makeup or messes
- Replace the toilet paper roll if it’s empty
A good rule of thumb is: Leave the bathroom as clean as it was when you first went in. If it was messy in the first place, rank number one as a roommate and clean a little.
Keep it Fresh
If you find yourself in a position where you have to take care of business, consider leaving a more pleasant scent in the bathroom for the next visitor.
As a better alternative to run-of-the-mill air fresheners or candles, consider LooLoo. It’s an automatic toilet freshener that can attach to the bowl of your toilet, and it leaves the guesswork out of whether or not your business is going to leave a haunting smell.
On-the-go or at home, LooLoo has your bottom covered. Get yours today!