Sharing an apartment with your closest friends can either be the best thing that you’ve ever done or a nightmare waiting to happen. At EnVision Apartments in Akron, we want to ensure that all of our residents have the very best year with their roommates. That’s why, in today’s blog, we are going to go over a few organizational tips that can make living with a roommate so much easier. Aside from keeping your apartment nice and tidy, these tips can also help to minimize the chances of common roommate issues from happening. Let’s go ahead and get started.
Mail Sorting Storage Boxes
When you live with various people, you’re going to get mail for each individual in your mailbox. Though this may not seem like a huge deal, it can often lead to important pieces of mail getting lost or piles of junk mail building up on the kitchen table. A great way to avoid either of these issues from happening is by keeping mail sorting storage boxes for each individual in the apartment by the front door. Then, when new mail comes in, it can quickly get sorted and everyone knows where their mail is.
Delegate Kitchen Space
A room that is known for creating issues among roommates is the kitchen. Whether it’s the available storage, food getting eaten by someone who didn’t purchase it, or something of the sort, it can all be avoided by delegating kitchen space for each roommate. By doing this, everyone knows where their food is, and they have space for it. This can prevent some serious arguments down the road.
Invest in a Shower Caddy
The bathroom is another room that can be difficult to share with multiple people. If you are sharing your bathroom with a roommate, investing in a shower caddy is one of the best things that you can do. This will make it easy to separate everyone’s showering products. It’s also a great way to keep your bathroom looking clean and organized without making everyone tote their bathroom products to and from their rooms.
Group Cleaning Days
Another common issue amongst roommates when living together is the overall cleanliness of the apartment. What may be clean for one particular roommate may not meet your standards of cleanliness. Either way, maintaining the cleanliness of your house can be made easy by scheduling group cleaning days where everyone must be present and participate. Let’s face it, it might not be the most fun way to spend your day, but there is power in numbers and you can tackle the mess so much quicker when everyone’s helping.
Schedule a Tour at EnVision Apartments in Akron
If you and your friends are looking for a great place to live in the upcoming school year, make sure to add EnVision Apartments to your list of places to check out. Our luxury apartments are furnished and come with already-paid utilities and a long list of amenities making it a fantastic student housing option for students at the University of Akron. Contact our office today to schedule a tour or with any questions you may have about the leasing process.