Finding apartments for rent in Fort Collins near CSU can be a tricky thing to do. Naturally you want to make certain that you get the best possible apartment for your money, and the good news is that Ram’s Crossing East offers the perfect solution! No matter what you’re hoping to get out of a living space while you attend Colorado State University, you’re sure to love living here.

We proudly offer some of the best amenities around including on-site management, 24-hour on-call maintenance, a modern fitness and tanning center, an outdoor heated pool, a courtyard with its own barbecue area, and more, there’s a whole lot to love about living here. Whether you are searching for 1-bedroom apartments, 2-bedroom apartments, or even a studio apartment, we have you covered!

If you’ve made the decision to live with a roommate in one of our 2-bedroom apartments then today’s post is for you. Now we’re certainly not saying that you don’t have what it takes to be a good roommate to another person, but the truth is that pretty much everyone out there could use a reminder or two. If you’ll be living with someone this coming school year, we have a few tips to get you started off on the right foot. Keep reading to learn more!

How to Be an Exceptional Roommate

Pick Up After Yourself

One of the absolute best things you can do when you’re living with another person is to be mindful of how you are using your shared space. It’s a difficult balance to strike, but that doesn’t mean that it can’t be done. Simply taking the time to pick up after yourself will make all the difference in the world.

Whether that means doing your dishes as soon as you’re done using them, putting your jacket in your closet instead of on the back of the sofa, or just tidying up every now and again, it’s the one task that will go the furthest towards making sure that you and your roommate get along swimmingly. At the end of the day, if you want to have a roommate situation like the one that Joey and Chandler had, cleaning your room will make the biggest difference in your relationship.

Keep It Down

Although visual clutter can be an incredibly frustrating thing to deal with, audio clutter is equally annoying. There’s nothing worse than heading into your room to do some homework only to hear your roommate blasting “Despacito” in the living room. (This, of course, is frustrating because not only is it too loud, but that song has run its course and it’s time to let it go, roommate.)

No matter what it is you’re doing, just be mindful of the fact that you have a roommate who has separate goals and ambitions for the day that might not include having to hear you yell at the tv screen when you lose your third round of Fortnight in a row. Our advice is to plan out any occasions where you know any sounds might frustrate your roommate in advance to ensure that you both end up happy.

Go Out Every Once in Awhile

Everyone needs a bit of space from time to time, and you can trust us when we say that your roommate will be thankful if you decide to go out every once in awhile. It could be as simple as heading to the library to study instead of studying at the coffee table in your living room or as big as planning a weekend camping trip so your roommate gets the whole apartment to his or herself.

No matter the occasion, just be sure to let your roommate know that you’ll be out and that he or she can use that time to enjoy a bit of rest and relaxation without having to worry about being interrupted.

Another benefit, of course, is that you can use the opportunity to go on your own adventure, and as a college student, who couldn’t use a change of pace from time to time?

Do Something Together

As important as some quality alone time is, it’s also important to be mindful of the fact that you shouldn’t neglect spending time together with your roommate. Whether you’ve been friends for years or you’ve only known each other for a short time, hanging out and being intentional can go a long way towards ensuring that you have a great relationship with your roommate.

Whether that means bingeing the new season of your favorite show together on Netflix, playing video games or board games together, or even heading out for a night on the town, doing it together will provide you with the opportunity to bond with your roommate which will make your lives much easier.Trust us when we say that a little bit of quality time together can go a long way.

Communicate Effectively

And last, but certainly not least, probably the best bit of advice we can give is that you should strive to be an effective communicator. Sharing a space with another person can be challenging sometimes, but the absolute best thing you can do is to be open and honest in your communication with one another. Carve out some time each week to connect with each other and let your roommate know what’s going on in your life, then take the time to listen to what he or she has been up to.

As a college student, life can certainly be busy, but taking a few minutes on a regular basis to talk about school, work, or even just life in the apartment can make all the difference in the world. Sometimes even just leaving a note as a reminder or a bit of encouragement will be appreciated. (Just be sure to stay away from leaving passive aggressive notes about doing the dishes!)

Make Your Home at Our Student Apartments Near CSU

If you’ve made the decision to live with a roommate this semester then we hope that today’s post has been helpful to you. Just remember to give a little grace from time to time and everything will be just fine.

And, of course, if you haven’t made the decision about where to live just yet, Ram’s Crossing East offers apartments near CSU and as we mentioned above we have some of the best amenities you’re likely to find at apartments in Fort Collins.

If you’d like to come by and take a look at what we have to offer then we’d love to show you around! Contact us today to schedule a tour and see for yourself how great it can be to live at Ram’s Crossing East.