Finding a new roommate is not a process you want to rush into. You need to find someone who is not only going to be responsible with regard to paying bills but also someone who is going to be respectful of your space and your possessions. It would also be nice if you can get along with that person! The process for finding a new roommate begins with interview questions. This is not unlike looking for a prospective job candidate. Here are some of the important interview questions you’ll need to ask your new roommate:
What is your employment status?
Your roommate needs to be working. That doesn’t mean the job they’re working in has to become their career but there has to be a steady source of income. If they tell you that their parents are supporting them while they pursue a career, then you need to speak to the parents and make sure they understand what their obligations are going to be.
What is your work schedule like?
If you and your roommate both work 9-to-5 jobs, then there could be some scheduling issues that have to be worked out in the morning with regard to bathroom use. Being on the same schedule as your roommate shouldn’t preclude you from having them move in. But it is something you need to be aware of before that happens.
What do you like to do for fun?
This question isn’t so much about finding out what you might have in common with your roommate but finding out what their habits are like. If the answer to this question is, “I like to play my trumpet until 3 o’clock in the morning,” then there might be a problem. Your new roommate might actually prefer staying up late at night. There’s nothing wrong with that as long as they don’t disturb your sleep.
Do you have references?
Your roommate should be able to provide you with references that aren’t just family and friends. Ideally, it will be great to hear from an employer or their former landlord. If there’s a problem reaching out to either one of those persons, then that might be a red flag.
Once you’ve completed your interview and selected your roommate you have to get the place ready. This is where Junk King Pittsburgh is going to be a huge help. All it would take is one session with these junk removal professionals to have all your unwanted furniture, appliances, e-waste and other household goods taken away. They’ll leave behind an empty closet and bedroom, which your new roommate will appreciate.
Ask your new roommate the right questions. And get help clearing out the clutter from Junk King Pittsburgh.