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Have you thought of everything you need to?
In the book, Sharing Housing, A Guidebook for Finding and Keeping Good Housemates, there are a total of fifteen worksheets, one per chapter. As promised in the book, you may download these worksheets for free.
To use them most effectively print them and use old-fashioned handwriting!
For many of them it will be obvious how to use the worksheet. However, if you are wondering about the purpose or meaning behind one or more of them then I invite you to get a copy of the book. And if you’d prefer to have all the worksheets in a bound volume, hard copy shipped to you, you can. Click this link.
Some of the worksheets are for personal reflection, some are for recording conversations, and some are for tracking important information.
Click on any download, fill out the form to download.
Know Thyself—Getting Started
Put your hopes and fears on paper. It’s a great way to begin the process. From the introduction of the book.
Got a home? Thinking about a housemate? Worksheet for space and costs planning. From Chapter 1 of the book.
Looking for a home? Worksheet for location and other physical space requirements. From Chapter 2 of the book.
What must you have and what can’t you live with in your home? This is the most important worksheet of them all. From Chapter 3 of the book.
Finding Your Good Housemate
Where are you going to advertise? Plan the locations to place ads. From Chapter 4 of the book.
Cover all the important areas when interviewing a potential housemate. Worksheet reminds you and lets you keep notes on what was said. From Chapter 6 of the book.
Check references and keep notes on whom you spoke to and what about. From Chapter 7 of the book.
What you need to know about pets if they are going to be part of your house sharing arrangement. From Chapter 8 of the book.
Part of what you need to know about the parenting of children if you are going to share housing. From Chapter 9 of the book.
Keeping Your Good Housemate
A place to keep track of agreed do’s and don’ts in your new arrangement. From Chapter 10 of the book.
Record pet peeves. From Chapter 10 of the book.
The areas in which you and your housemate should be in agreement. Worksheet guides you through expectations for daily living. From Chapter 11 of the book.
When there is a conflict it is useful to prepare how you will mange it. Worksheet guides you through basic conflict mediation steps. From Chapter 13 of the book.
When is it time to end the relationship? Worksheet helps think through this difficult issue. From Chapter 14 of the book.
When a housemate moves out, there are lots of details to consider. Worksheet helps track them. From Chapter 15 of the book.
Please tell us how these worksheets work for you.