17 Reasons A 2-Bedroom With Your BFF Is The Number 1 Living Situation

17 Reasons A 2-Bedroom With Your BFF Is The Number 1 Living Situation

You're living with your best friend... What else needs to be said?

I've lived in all the college roommate situations: Found a roommate in a class Facebook page, got a random roommate, lived with a group of old friends. This year, I am living with my best friend in a two-bedroom apartment, and it has been the best living situation I've had for many reasons.

1. You already know each other really well

First day with random roommate: So, uh, what are your hobbies?

First day with best friend roommate: Wanna get pizza later?

2. Bills are way easier

Having multiple roommates means waiting on multiple people giving you money for bills, taking their precious time and not cooperating. Having one roommate makes it MUCH easier, especially when it is your best friend and you can just be shady until they pay you without worrying if they hate you.

3. You always know who left the mess

No more being passively angry at everyone because you can't figure out who is piling up dishes in the sink or refusing to take the trash out. Now, you always know!

4. You probably don't fight

You've been friends long enough that if you do fight, they're old-married-couple-esque bickers that mean virtually nothing.

5. Cleaning schedules are much more manageable

Dividing up tasks between various people (especially ones who don't get along) is impossible. Dividing up tasks between two people who DO get along and have a common goal of maintaining a not disgusting apartment is easy.

6. Texting one roommate about issues is better than a group text

Say goodbye to the awkward group text where you politely tell everyone you're sick of their shit. Now you can just knock on your roommates' door and say hello I am sick of your shit.

7. Same size fridge, fewer people

I mean, need I say more?

8. It's like a sleepover every night

As kids, having a sleepover with your BFF every night was a thing of your dreams, and now it is happening.

9. Asking to have friends over is better because you probably have the same ones

You don't have to get it OKed by a group of people, or by somebody who doesn't know anyone coming over. You really don't even need to ask anymore.

10. There's little to no judgment about your eating habits

The 7th pizza of the month used to make you feel awkward with your random roommate. Now, your bestie is on #7 as well.

11. You always have someone to go out with

You can get ready together, go out together, and cop some greasy foods to eat on the couch when you get home together.

12. You already know what annoys you about the other person

Thank God you don't have to become roommates first to find out their annoying habits. You already know, and chose to live with them anyway.

13. You only have to pick up after 2 people, and one is yourself

Trying to figure out what stuff goes to what room is a pain. If it isn't yours, it is theirs. Simple as that.

14. You can borrow stuff anytime

You don't have to awkwardly text your stranger roommate and ask if you can borrow a small bit of milk for your cereal, you can just borrow it. (Emily, I borrowed your hairbrush this morning.)

15. You look forward to coming home

When you're in a bad, awkward or just slightly negative living situation, you might not look forward to coming back home, but when you live with your best friend, it is great.

16. You give each other enough personal space

You know you don't need to force friendship, you can each be alone when you need it.

17. You're living with your best friend... What else needs to be said?

A person I love, sings Disney songs with me constantly and doesn't get upset when I leave my Trix yogurt cup on the side table for 3 days out of sheer laziness? That's the kind of roommate I've always wanted.

Cover Image Credit: Sara Petty

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A Letter To The Grandpas Who Left Far Too Soon

The thoughts of a girl who lost both of her grandpas too early.

Dear Grandpa,

As I get older, my memories are starting to fade. I try to cling to every last bit of memory that I have of you. There are certain memories that have stuck well in my brain, and I probably will never forget them, at least I hope I don't. I remember your smile and your laugh. I can still remember how your voice sounded. I never want to forget that. I catch myself closing my eyes to try to remember it, playing your voice over and over in my head so that I can ingrain it in my memory.

I always thought you were invincible, incapable of leaving me. You were so young, and it caught us all by surprise. You were supposed to grow old, die of old age. You were not supposed to be taken away so soon. You were supposed to see me graduate high school and college, get married to the love my life, be there when my kids are born, and never ever leave.

My heart was broken when I heard the news. I don't think I had experienced a pain to that level in my entire life. At first, I was in denial, numb to the thought that you were gone. It wasn't until Thanksgiving, then Christmas, that I realized you weren't coming back. Holidays are not the same anymore. In fact, I almost dread them. They don't have that happy cheer in the air like they did when you were alive. There is a sadness that hangs in the air because we are all thinking silently how we wished you were there. I hope when I am older and have kids that some of that holiday spirit comes back.

You know what broke my heart the most though? It was seeing your child, my parent, cry uncontrollably. I watched them lose their dad, and I saw the pain that it caused. It scared me, Grandpa, because I don't ever want to lose them like how they lost you. I can't imagine a day without my mom or dad. I still see the pain that it causes and how it doesn't go away. There are good days and there are bad days. I always get upset when I see how close people are to their grandparents and that they get to see them all the time. I hope they realize how lucky they are and that they never take it for granted. I wish I could have seen you more so that I could have more memories to remember you by.

I know though that you are watching over me. That is where I find comfort in the loss. I know that one day I will get to see you again, and I can't wait for it. I hope I have made you proud. I hope that all that I have accomplished and will accomplish makes you smile from ear to ear. I hope that the person I marry is someone you would approve of. And I hope that my kids get more time with their grandpa than I did because the amount I got wasn't fair.

I want to say thank you for raising your child to be the best parent ever because they will one day be the best grandparent ever. Just like you.

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17 One-Liners From 'Elf' College Kids Can Use In Everyday Conversation Over Break

17. The best way to spend Christmas cheer is singing loud for all to hear."


"Elf" is a classic Christmas comedy that holds a special place in my heart. Its wholesome humor means that I know I'll be watching it every Christmas. The current college generation grew up with "Elf" and can relate to Buddy in more ways than one. Here are 20 ways that college kids will quote "Elf" in everyday conversation.

1. "We elves try to stick to the four main food groups: candy, candy canes, candy corns, and syrup."


Being home on break is not the time for eating healthy.

2. "I am a cotton- headed ninny- muggins."


When you get your final grades back in January.

3. "You have such a pretty face. You should be on a Christmas card."


When you need money from your mom

4. "I just like to smile; smiling's my favorite." 


When you have to work a double shift in retail or as a waitress.

5. "I'm sorry I ruined your lives and crammed 11 cookies into the VCR."


When you apologize to your parents about everything you did during you childhood.

6. "I planned out our whole day: First, we'll make snow angels for two hours, and then we'll go ice skating, and then we'll eat a whole roll of Toll- House cookie dough as fast as we can, and then to finish, we'll snuggle." 


When you see your childhood best friend for the first time since August and you have to make every second count.

7. "So, good news- I saw a dog today!" 


Seeing a dog is one of the greatest things that can happen to a college student.

8. "I'll call you in five minutes."


When you say bye to your college friends on the last day of the semester

9. "Son of a nutcracker!"


After any mild inconvenience occurs

10. "I like to whisper, too."


When your family inevitably talks about you while you're in another room.

11. "You sit on a throne of lies."


When your sibling says they didn't know that the leftovers in the fridge were yours.

12. "I got a full 40 minutes [of sleep]"


When it's Christmas Eve and you're so excited to wake up.

13. "I passed through the seven levels of the Candy Cane forest, through the sea of swirly twirly gum drops, and then I walked through the Lincoln Tunnel." 


When you explain to your family what college is like.

14. "I'm in a store and I'm singing!"


When you're shopping with your besties and they play "All I Want For Christmas Is You"

15. "Does somebody need a hug?"


When you get the January blues

16. "Santa! I know him! I know him!" 


Christmas is all about being a little kid again, isn't it?

17. "The best way to spread Christmas cheer is singing loud for all to hear."


We all could use a little more Christmas spirit.

Everyone's homework over Christmas break is to watch "Elf."

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