Due to high cost of living, more people than you might think choose to share their apartments with roommates rather than fend for themselves financially. By pooling their monthly housing money, a group of people can achieve a lower housing expense at the cost of less privacy.

However, no matter how much you love them (or not), sharing space with other living humans can be tough. The New York once listed out five biggest problems people encounter with roommates and the questions you can ask to prevent those things from becoming an issue in the first place, including:

  • Personal Space, Visitors and The Boyfriend Rule
  • Finances (Or: Who’s Going to Pay for the Paper Towels?)
  • Keeping a Clean House and a Full Refrigerator (or Not)
  • Living with Animals, Party and Regular days
  • Coordinating Schedules and Becoming Friends (or Not)

And it is true that even though the right expectation is set at the beginning, there are times you would find yourself getting so mad over the dirty dishes in kitchen sink or if someone forgot to take out the trash (again!). So feel free to thanks us for the post as today we are going to share with you some cool decor tricks to make the experiences living in shared apartment become full of fun and joy.

1. Rotating task schedules

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2. Task Jars

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3. Dish Washer Magnet

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4. Mug Hooks

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5. Key Holders

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6. Bathroom Subtle Hints

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7. Single Seeking Mate

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8. Personal Jar for Toothpaste and Toothbrush

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9. Divided Tray

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10. Command Center

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Well my personal thought is that not all of us have the chance to be roommates. Life would separate us soon so until the day we say goodbye, let’s just creating some meaningful time together.