Having a college roommate, or any roommate of that matter, is a double edged sword. You and your new mate could end up being really good friends from then on, or he/she could end up being the worst person in existence and you barely even talk when both of you are in the room unless its to talk about getting groceries.
One of (if not THE) worst kinds of roommates is the kind that seems to not know how to keep a room clean. It could simply just be the copy tossing of the clothes all over the floor, to tossing trash everywhere and making the room or rooms like a minefield of filth. Unfortunately, I have dealt with this kind of roommate during my university dorm life and it was unfortunate to be with one who seems to always make it look like a dump 24/7.
This is a before and after slider of my former dorm room in BGSU’s Kreischer Ashley underneath one of the bunks. One for it being empty before I moved in, then one the day I moved in.
RA’s usually deal with this when a new semester rolls around when someone isn’t happy about how their roommate doesn’t have their same views of cleanliness. Usually the messy roomie a warning about trying to make the living environment bearable, but if they fail to keep it up to par and it keeps becoming a problem, it could lead to the student being kicked out of the dorm.
So moral of the story; clean up your rooms. No one want’s to live with a slob.