Planning, Selecting, and Living with Home-Mates
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In the book, Sharing Housing: A Guidebook for Finding and Keeping Good Housemates, there are a total of 15 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 each of the worksheets, it should be obvious how to use it. 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 hard copy shipped to you, click this link.
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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:Hopes and Fears
Got a home? Thinking about a housemate? Here’s the worksheet for space and costs planning, from Chapter 1 of the book:Householder Decisions
Looking for a home? Here’s the worksheet for location and other physical space requirements, from Chapter 2 of the book:Home Seeker Decisions
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:Must haves
Finding Your Good Housemate
Where are you going to advertise? Plan the locations to place ads, from Chapter 4 of the book:Planning Your Announcement
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:Checklist for Interviewing
Check references and keep notes on whom you spoke to and what about, from Chapter 7 of the book:Reference Check
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:Pets
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:Children
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:Household Rules
Record pet peeves, from Chapter 10 of the book:Pet Peeves
The areas in which you and your housemate should be in agreement. The worksheet guides you through expectations for daily living, from Chapter 11 of the book:Daily Living
When there is a conflict, it is useful to prepare how you will manage it. The worksheet guides you through basic conflict mediation steps, from Chapter 13 of the book:Managing Conflict
When is it time to end the relationship? The worksheet helps think through this difficult issue, from Chapter 14 of the book:Can It Be Fixed?
When a housemate moves out, there are lots of details to consider. The worksheet helps track them, from Chapter 15 of the book:Transition - Moving Out
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