Bangalore is a city that witnesses a large number of migrant footfalls every year, attracted by the host of top colleges, large MNCs, startups, and enterprises that the city boasts of.
When you migrate and start living in a shared or single room PG in Bangalore, you are bound to meet and interact with numerous new people from varied backgrounds who stay with you in the residence. Having to live with a fresh set of people, instead of your family members, can appear to be a daunting task initially. But, do remember that just like you, your roommates and hostel mates too would be going through such emotions. Honestly, once you get along and gel well, things would become fun in no time.
Let’s have a look at some of the ways through which you can have a pretty good time with your roommate:
Be Open and Communicative
Make an effort to understand each other, learn about each other’s lifestyles, and engage in things that you connect over. It’s always good to have an open and transparent chat about everything so that the chances of miscommunication can be reduced. Of course, you can’t know everyone very well from the beginning itself but hanging out and spending more time together is a good way to build a relationship. From checking out your managed accommodation building’s facilities together (gym, entertainment area, social events) to exploring the city with your roommate, there are plenty of things to choose from.
Also, if you opt for a hostel in Bangalore offered by Stanza Living, you can experience their regularly organized community meetups for housemates to mingle with each other and foster lifelong relationships.
Be Respectful and Helpful
Mind each-others’ privacy. Talk about your likes and dislikes and adapt to everyone’s needs. For instance, in the event that you share your stay with somebody who dozes off early, keep the clamor level down after they are snoozing. Be around in case of any need, offer to help out in case you can. Take decisions that benefit both of you. It is especially critical in today’s times, for example, if social distancing and not stepping out is a protective measure against the COVID, both of you should strictly practice it, maintaining concern for your mutual health. Similarly, where privacy is at stake, take decisions to support each other. Managed accommodation is a great living option on this front. They provide spacious sharing spaces, separate furniture (beds, workstations, storage cupboards, etc) so from the word go, people don’t have to battle for space and privacy.
Be Organized and Planned
Maybe, the most pragmatic way to deal with maintaining a strategic distance from disputes and clashes is to remain organized. Make a point to do your piece of tasks, keep your spaces clean, and respect their area of the room. Be planned about commonly shared chores and duties, if any. Whether you are shopping together or planning a study session, make sure you factor in their needs too.
These are some of the ways you can adjust in your PG in Bangalore, and form lasting bonds with your roommate/flatmate.