Totally non-nutrition topic. But, it got me cracking up just thinking about these things. It all started when I found Allen keys or whatever the heck they are called on the bathroom floor. It’s blog worthy because I think a lot of people can relate.
- Stock up on Febreeze. Their shoes always smell, and if you live in a small space, the shoes will become the apartment’s fragrance.
- Stock up on scented candles. They mask other smelly boy stuff, and help you feel a little more romantic and human.
- When they tell you that you are wrong, or that you are bad at sharing spaces, just say, “OK, you are right, I will do better next time”. Trust me–it’s worth it (for the small stuff anyway).
- The longer you live with the man, the more his stuff will start to overflow into the living space. And your clothing will start to overflow into his closet space.
- Let the man do some cleaning, or he never will again.
- You will find random things like tools in unexpected places like the bathroom.
- Just because you live together doesn’t mean you will spend more quality time with each other. You need to make time.
- Be nice and paint your nails while he is away. Men hate the smell of nail polish and will remind you of this every time you paint your nails. To them, it is as bad as their dirty shoes are to you.
- Be realistic. You can’t expect that a man (or anyone) will change. If he left hairs and toothpaste all over the bathroom vanity at his place, there will still be hairs and toothpaste on your communal bathroom. But, probably less if you clean it. So, take a good look at how he lives before you live together because that is what it will be like.
- The only nutrition tip: eat about 50-70% of what he eats. Since you are living together, you will be sharing more meals together. Do not match him calorie for calorie or you will wonder why you gained weight at the end of the month.
Living together is not full of negative things–well, it depends on the person. But, I had a hard time coming up with these pointers so, there can be a lot of good as well. Coming home to someone is nice, and sharing meals together is like a mini date (as long as you don’t ignore each other). And if you’re having a bad day, or a great day, you have someone to talk about it with.
Anyway, I would love to hear any other tips people have or things they wish they knew before living together.