6 organizational hacks for roommates

6 organizational hacks for roommates

 

Living with roommates is easy if you know the life-saving hacks that will make everybody’s life better. Here are 6 organizational hacks for roommates and flatmates that you should definitely try:

  1. Bathroom hacks

There’s nothing scarier than an unorganized shared bathroom. Luckily for you, there are a few bathroom organization hacks that can save you a lot of headaches. Installing a second shower rod is a great way to add more functional space under the shower. It can be used for extra storage of bathroom essentials like everyone’s favorite shower gel, hair conditioner, shampoo, etc. Hang an over-the-door shoe organizer for tons of extra storage space for the bathroom items you use less often.

  1. Kitchen hacks

A cluttered kitchen space is every flatmate’s nightmare. To make use of some extra counter space, you can open a drawer right under the kitchen counter and put a cutting board on top of it. Voila – now you can easily keep your cooking ingredients within an arms reach without taking up the almost non-existing free counter space.

  1. Entryway hacks

When more people share the same apartment, so many keys, phones, iPods, and wallets can be lost that just the thought of this sends shivers down my spine. A great way to put things in order in the entryway is to use a tray with different sections for everyone’s personal belongings. Another life-saving hack is to use different nail polish to nail the different flatmates’ keys so everybody knows which key belongs to whom. No taking the wrong key allowed anymore! A multi-level shoe rack is another must for any shared apartment entryway. No more clutter when you enter the front door!

  1. Fridge hacks

Obviously, when many people buy their food separately, a fridge, no matter how big it is, turns out to never provide enough space. The clever way to arrange the scarce fridge space is to divide and conquer. This means that everyone gets their fair share of the fridge, preferably delineating shelves for each person sharing the rented space. By the way, the same applies to kitchen cabinets (this way each flatmate has a separate cabinet of food supplies).

  1. Chore hacks

Yes, I know it doesn’t sound like a lot of fun, but let’s face it – every living space needs cleaning. Creating a chore chart will make it crystal clear who is responsible for what so there is no wondering whose turn it is to do the dishes and why the dishwasher is still unloaded.

  1. Bill hacks

Paying bills and, more importantly, splitting bills can get quite annoying and complicated among flatmates. That’s why it is a wise idea to come up with a plan on how to organize paying the bills and rent, of course. There are a lot of apps that can immensely help you and it is just a matter of choice to turn paying the bills into an easy-to-cope-with task.