One of the most memorable parts of college is living with roommates. You get to wake up to some of your closest friends and experience learning how to live independently together. However, living with someone can be difficult if there isn't communication or respect shown. To make sure you and your roommates live in harmony, take advantage of technology and download these amazing apps to assist you and your roommates have the best experience!
Open communication is the key to living in harmony with your roommates. Download the HomeSlice app to make sure you are all on the same page about chores, shopping lists, and updates.
With a Whiteboard feature, you can leave notes for all of your roommates to see. Maybe it's a reminder that someone's parents are coming to the apartment and they want you to keep it clean. You can also schedule reminders and designate chores to each roommate to make sure you are all doing your share of the housework.
HomeSlice is the perfect app for all of your roommate communication needs with the focus on keeping a cool living environment.
We all like to live in a clean house, but nobody wants to take responsibility of cleaning it. With ChoreBuster, you can evenly split the housework and chores with your roommates to make sure your apartment is spotless!
Receive emails when it's time to complete your chore and earn points towards a reward that you and your roommates set. For example, if you all do your chores on time for a month, you will all go out to a new restaurant for dinner together.
Long gone are the days of giving your friend and IOU because you don't have any cash on you at the moment. With Venmo you can send money directly from your bank account to your friend without the hassle of counting change or forgetting to pay someone back.
Venmo is fantastic for when it comes to splitting the cost of living with your roommates. Send or request money from your roommates instantly right from your phone for the last utility bill or the pack of paper towels you picked up on your way home from class. Venmo makes it convenient to keep living expenses fair.
There's always that one person in the friend group that doesn't have an iPhone, which makes group chats that much more challenging. As if they were confusing enough! With GroupMe, it doesn't matter what kind of phone you have. GroupMe takes away the stress of a group chat and is a common platform for everyone to use!
Send links, files, and photos easily through the app to your roommates. Whether it's a screenshot of your latest text conversation or a reminder to unload the dishwasher, GroupMe is great for keeping up with all communication!
See where your roommates are at all times with this handy Find My Friends app. Some people, respectively, may see this as invasive and choose not to use it. However, it's a great app to make sure that your roommates are safe and you can see their location when they don't come home one night.
It's also nice to know when you are home alone. Nobody likes to be caught dancing in the kitchen in their underwear when they thought they were the only ones in the house.