If you’re in the market for a 2 bedroom apartment in the Baton Rouge area, River House Apartments is a great place to call home! We offer the perfect combination of excitement and relaxation, located between LSU’s campus and Downtown Baton Rouge. You and your roomie enter a new adventure when you live with us.
At River House, we know it’s sometimes challenging to live with a roommate, but we want you to share more laughs together! So we came up with a three-step guide to start your adventure right.
Step 1: Organize Your Shared Space
Do you consider yourself a particularly messy person? Clutter can cause tension and anxiety without you even realizing it and a senseless argument might be on the horizon. Avoid these awkward moments simply by organizing your shared space. Not sure where to start? Check out our list of home supply suggestions and how to use them!
You’ll definitely want to maintain a neat and clean look after you discover a love for cooking in your new kitchen. Each apartment is equipped with stainless steel appliances, tiled backsplash, and cultured stone countertops.
- Kitchen Sink Cabinet
- Acrylic drawers for dishtowels and sponges.
- White plastic bins for grouping cleaning materials and paper towels.
- Cabinet racks for everyday use items, like counter cleaners or trash bags.
- Wet bags and a hook for dirty kitchen towels.
- Dividers for Tupperware containers.
- Cabinets & Shelves
- Racks for various sized plates or pots and pans.
- Counter shelf organizers for cups and mugs.
- Stacking wine racks for water bottles.
- Food storage containers for separating each other’s food.
- Stackable rack for food cans.
All of the floor plans at River House come with a washer and dryer in your unit. Keep this area orderly to keep chores as easy as possible.
- Put broom holders next to the washer or dryer.
- Put an iron board hanger on the door.
- Lie square baskets on their side for quick access to extra paper towel rolls or tissue boxes.
- Keep separate laundry supply bins with labels.
Our suggestions come from our and other residents’ experiences. Being prepared and having a fully stocked kitchen and laundry room will save you more time than you realize.
Step 2 – Establish A Standard of Cleanliness
A good amount of people move into a 2 bedroom apartment in Baton Rouge because of school or a career. Either way, we know you’re very busy. To save time, we recommend talking with your roommate before the move-in date to establish boundaries for apartment cleanliness.
If you’re not sure where to start, these guidelines can help keep the apartment up to your agreed-upon standards.
- Five Second Rule: If it takes five seconds to do something, do it. Like picking up your shoes or dumping your plate now instead of later.
- The State of Low-Grade Tidying: Make it a habit to continuously pick up and organize your things. Your home will be effortlessly clean before you know it.
- 15 Minutes A Day: It’s so easy to overlook small messes, but they pile up quick! So dedicate 15 minutes a day to straighten up.
Step 3 – The Chore Wheel
Once you have a consensus on standards, it’s time to fairly split up the responsibilities. The most common roommate cleaning conflicts usually involve dishes, trash, the washer and dryer, and the floor. The following delegation methods help keep the peace:
- Designate different days of the week for washer/dryer turns.
- Stick a magnetic dry erase board on the dishwasher, write both of your names on it, and put a checkmark next to your name if you loaded the dishwasher last.
- For trash duties, do the same thing written above by sticking chalkboard paper on or next to your trashcan.
- Decide what day of the week to sweep the floor will work best for each of you. (Luckily, cleaning the floors is easy at The River House Apartments because of the hardwood flooring.)
If you both stick to your responsibilities you’re sure to have a peaceful experience!
Just In Case You Have A Bad Day
It’s important to prevent conflict from happening. Although, some things can’t be avoided. When this time comes, approach the conversation with a respectable tone. Discuss your feelings using “I” message, rather than pointing out what you think the other has done wrong. You’ll be surprised how quickly an issue can be resolved when you’re open and respectful with one another!
Get Ready For Your Next Great Adventure!
It’s easy to have fun with your roommate at River House Apartments! If you would like to see everything we have to offer, make an appointment on our website or call us at (225) 230-0624. We can’t wait to have you living with us!