So you have moved to a big city and got a nice job? But can’t afford to live in a studio apartment just yet. No worries, you can always find a roommate and split the rent.
My roommate and I used to share our Spectrum cable bill as well. He was the one in charge of paying the bill via the Spectrum mobile app because he was pretty organized.
Living with a roomie has its financial benefits. However, some conflicts can make your life miserable even if you have cohabitated with your best buddy. To stay organized, avoid conflicts and pay your bills on time, use the help of technology. Use these apps for roommates to avoid a nasty experience:
1: Our Groceries Shopping List
Most people keep their and the housemate’s food separate. It’s a good idea if your roommate is lazy and they tend to consume your food. There are very few people who enjoy cooking together! If that’s you, download Our Grocery Shopping List. Whoever is getting groceries, this app will make sure they don’t forget anything. Plus, you can even prevent double purchases.
The app allows you to open one account per household and create a live list of groceries. Trick the items that are already at home and the other member can see it right away.
Even if you don’t like your roommate, you have to send them a text time after time. To make your conversations productive, use Cola. This app lets you do much more than plain texting. You can take polls, track flights, share to-do lists, delegate tasks, share location, schedule events and even share weather forecasts. I must say, Cola is great for those who consider their roommate family.
To avoid friction when it comes to household chores, use Tody. This app allows you to create a cleaning schedule. It lets you determine your cleaning style and organize tasks according to the rooms or areas of the house so that nothing is missed!
Using Tody, you can create your own list of tasks or choose from the library. You can also set frequency for each task to remember when it was last cleaned. The app also lets you assign tasks, which will minimize quarrels down the road. Nobody will be able to deny what they committed. The tasks can also be rotated. This makes chores so much easier!
The moment of rage when your roommate forgets to pay a bill is real. Thanks to Splitwise, it’s simpler to track bills and never miss a due date again.
The app does the math for you. It lets you and your roomie stay on top of your bills. Another cool feature of this app is that it lets you remember if your roommate owes you money. No need to remind them that they have to pay you.
Does your roommate owe you $100 for rent? Or you need to pay them $5 for a snack they picked up for you on their way home. In either situation, Venmo will save you the trouble. This app lets you send money instantly. Simply link your bank account or debit card with this app and transfer money whenever you have to. Venmo is great for collecting rent money for your roommate.
The primary market for this app is families but its features make it perfect for roommates as well. Cozi lets you create a shared calendar with your roommate and create to-do lists, coordinate with our teammate’s schedule, and do so much more. There is a recipe section too where you can plan meals. You can also create a checklist for important events.
Up to 12 people can join Cozi. With its family journal feature, you can also share notes and photos with your roomie.
You are going to need the services of a handyman at a point in life. To avoid the situation where you are shouting at your roommate to call a plumber, download the Handy app. It lets you find professional household service providers like plumbers or house cleaners in a snap. This app guarantees next-day appointments. All professionals listed on the app are licensed professionals.
This app lets you sync calendars with your roomie so that you know when to schedule a household task, or arrange social events. The two of you will always be aware of each other’s schedules. It has a user-friendly interface as well.