5 Reasons I Love Living With 5 People

My roommates have turned into my best friends in less than a year. We’ve had almost no problems whatsoever and the little tiffs we do have to get solved almost always by the end of the day.  Most people hear “6 girls in a house” and immediately assume it’s a train wreck (or a brothel) but that’s just a stereotype we’ve proven wrong, so buckle your seatbelts, ladies and gents, and prepare to get the inside scoop on living with half a dozen people. 

1. We are surprisingly clean

I lived with 8 people my freshman year, 5 people my sophomore year, and now 6 people my junior year. I’m no stranger to how much work goes into keeping a living space clean with that many bodies occupying a house. However, for the most part, we have gotten into the routine of knowing when it’s our turn to clean and keep the house looking spiffy. Whoever made the saying “teamwork makes the dream work” must’ve also lived with 6 people and knows what’s up. If you have friends' help with a deep clean, the house will be spotless in less than an hour. 

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2. You’ll never have FOMO

I don’t know how I’ll ever live without a roommate one day; if I walk in my house and no one’s home I get this eerie spooky feeling. It’s amazing knowing there’s always someone to talk to, hang out with, get food with, or someone to get you to go to the gym. Movie nights are always an option, but careful, they might get you accidentally hooked on the Bachelor.

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3. Infinite clothing supply

6 girls means 6 closets, YEAH. Anytime you can’t find anything to wear, it’s time to move to the next closet and keep the search going. Also, with the variety of body types, odds are you’re bound to live with someone with the same shoe size or pants size. 

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4. Extra food

Envision this, you have a craving for PB and J but no bread. Problem solved, someone in the house has to have bread. Not to mention once you run out of the food you have someone to ride all the way out to Trader Joe’s with you. 

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5. Honest opinion

At least half of my decisions are fueled by advice; I need perspective to get out of my own head. Nothing’s worse than getting bad advice because a friend wants to spare your feelings. With roommates, you can count on their honest opinion because even if you get mad with them, you all live together and have to deal with the beef eventually. 

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Having a close group of girlfriends is the best feeling in the world, because no matter what, at the end of the day they will always have your back. Remember ladies, chicks before…… dudes (let's just go with that for now), and with Galentine’s Day coming up remember to save time to spend with your girlfriends!