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Picking The Right Roommate

Finding a roommate is like finding a spouse. You never really know what you're getting yourself into, until you've lived with that person. With that said, it's important to know what you're looking for in a roommate and what you're trying to avoid. Some people look really good on paper and then, you find out that it's a real nightmare. Remember, signing that lease is for one whole year and you'll be stuck with that person for the duration of that time, so it's best to be certain about the person you're about to live with.

Before getting ready to pack up all of your things and move, do your homework before entering into a roommate-relationship. The Jacksonville movers, your local Jacksonville moving company, suggests you ask a couple of questions to your future roommate before moving in together. Questions such as:

How much rent each person will be responsible for and the date it will it be paid on?

How much notice is needed before moving out or breaking the lease agreement?

Will you share groceries or each has his own? Is the person clean or messy?

Furniture, will both of you buy and share?

Are you both party animals or do you prefer quiet?

Guests that want to stay over, is this an issue? Smoker or drinker?

Do you use recreational drugs?

Do you have or thinking of getting a pet?

All of these questions are very important before getting involved with someone for 365 days. If you did sign the lease already and halfway through you realize that you don't mesh, then it's best to end it as soon as possible. A bad idea would be to drag it on until the lease expires because you will both be miserable. Also, another good tip is to trust your gut. This might seem silly, but if you listen carefully, your gut will give you hints on whether this is a good roommate for you or not.

Whether you're moving alone or with someone, if it's in the Jacksonville area, make sure to call All My Sons of Jacksonville to help you with your move. Our local Jacksonville moving company is licensed and insured and backed by four generations of expert movers! All My Sons Moving and Storage of Jacksonville serve different cities and communities in and around Jacksonville including: Fleming Island, Jacksonville Beach, Orange Park, Ponte Vedra, St. Augustine and St. Johns. Call us today and experience a great and easy move.