Whether it’s a rainy day where you’re stuck indoors or if you’re trying to break the ice with a new roommate, sometimes spending one-on-one time with the people you live with can be a great way to spend an evening. After all, you’re both living away from home and experiencing similar feelings right. If you’re looking for a way to kill your boredom and have some fun with your roommate at the same time, we’ve got some activities that are perfect for you to try. And since we know the perpetual broke state that college students are in, we’ve tried to keep these activities free or as affordable as possible. Of course, if you’re living in Stanza Living PG accommodations, then you’ll have a vast number of games and activities that you and your roommate can enjoy together in the communal entertainment zones, but trying out one of the items on our list can also be a fun way to beat your boredom. So, let’s take a look.
Binge a show together
You know that one show you’ve been meaning to watch for a long time? Well, maybe your roommate wants to watch it too. Bingeing a show together is one of the easiest and most fun ways to connect with your roommate. You can microwave some popcorn as an accompaniment and then sit back and enjoy a few hours dissecting the plot with your roommate. This is a great way of connecting with someone, especially if it’s your first week in the PG and you don’t know your roommate too well. A low maintenance bonding session? Sign us up!
Have a cleaning spree
Okay, you might be thinking that doing chores is not your idea of fun. And you’re right. But when you’re working with someone, it becomes a lot easier to get through. That’s why cleaning your room with your roommate can be a great weekly activity for you to do. Blast a playlist of your favourite songs and make your way through your chore chart. You’ll both be working towards getting your space into shape and you can chat or catch up with each other as you work. That’s a win-win situation.
Befriend their friends
You and your roommate might get along like a house on fire, but what’s your equation like with their friends? It might not seem obvious but making friends with your roommates friends will not only expand your network, but be a great way for you to get to know them better and spend more time together. Why not host a game night at your hostel and invite your respective friend groups, or go on an outing together? You’ll definitely have a lot of fun, and you might get to meet some cool new people too.
Cook a meal together
If you and your roommates are foodies or don’t mind trying something experimental, then cooking a meal together can be a great way to bond with your roommates. Your hostel or PG will definitely have a kitchen that you can commandeer, and this is another great example where working together can make something that’s otherwise quite boring a lot more fun. Chat with your roommate as you prepare the meal or challenge each other to come up with the wackiest ingredient pairings. Cooking together is a great way to halve the effort it would take to get your meal ready and double the enjoyment you would have preparing it. Plus, you get something delicious to eat at the end. Ordering a takeaway will never be as satisfying.
Play some board games
If you’re someone who likes their bonding activities on the more traditional side, playing some board games with your roommate is the tried and true route to take. From Uno to Scrabble to Monopoly, there are tons of classic options for you to choose from. Or you could opt for some more modern variations like Cards Against Humanity or Euphoria. And if neither you nor your roommate own any board games, technology will come to your rescue. There are a bunch of online versions of these games that you and your roommate can try simply by downloading an app.
And there you have it. These are some fun activities that you and your roommate can engage with to break the ice, bond or just spend some quality time together. Try them out and you’ll certainly have a lot of fun and laughter.