Top 10 Questions to Ask a Potential Roommate

  1. What is your cleaning style?
  • When do you wash your dishes?
  • What is your definition of clean?
  • How often do you vacuum?
  • Are you typically tidy or messy?
  • How often should the washroom be cleaned?
  • Would you be open to following a chore chart?
  • How often should household chores be done?
  • Which chores do you prefer? Which do you like the least?
  • Should chores be done together or separately?
  • What does your weekend look like?
  • Do you work from home?
  • What do you do in your free time?
  • When do you wake up and go to bed?
  • How would we split the storage areas?
  • Would kitchen supplies be shared?
  • Would we share a washroom?
  • Do you have a significant other?
  • How often do you have friends over?
  • Do you like to host parties?
  • What is your policy on overnight guests?
  • Do you prefer face-to-face conversations or text?
  • Do you prefer assertive communication or more passive communication?
  • What is the best time and place to have important conversations?
  • Do you like your home to be warmer or chillier?
  • Do you bundle up at home?
  • Do you sleep better in a cold or warm environment?
  • Will we take turns purchasing essentials, such as toilet paper, dish detergent, and garbage bags?
  • How will we split utilities such as hydro and internet?
  • Whose name will the utility bill be under?
  • How will we keep track of shared expenses?
  • Do you currently have a pet?
  • Are you thinking of getting a pet in the future?
  • Do you have any allergies to pets?
  • Would you be okay living with an animal?
  • Pineapple on pizza?
  • Favourite cupcake flavour?
  • Fish tacos vs. steak tacos?
  • Is a hot dog a sandwich?

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