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3 Organization Hacks You Need To Know If You Have A Roommate

Sharing space can be tough!

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Whether you grew up with siblings or you are staying in a tiny apartment with one too many residents, having roommates can be hard. There are a lot of things you have to work around—scheduling the bills to pay, learning little quirks, and living with each other's pet peeves.  

Organization can also get more challenging when sharing space with other people. Someone is always bound to forget his chores, make a mess with his belongings or bring people over and turn the place topsy turvy. You've probably given up on keeping the house clean.

While having a roommate has its challenges, it's also fun to live with friends and have new experiences together. Try these simple tidying hacks to avoid squabbles and to keep your home a pleasant space:

Main photo from: ForRent

To avoid a cluttered bathroom, consider installing a second shower rod. You can hang individual baskets that you can assign to each person who uses the T&B. This is also a great way to keep track of everyone's belongings and essentials. Having a place for everything helps you avoid dumping everything on the counter and turning it into a hodge-podge of toiletries.

RL Tip: Color code the baskets so there would be no need to look in each one when you're rushing in the morning! 

Photo from Heartfelt Hosting

Do you have a roommate who never takes out the trash or maybe you're the forgetful one? Full bins always lead to a cluttered home. These handmade crafts are great for subtly reminding each other to do it! They're so adorable that you wouldn't mind having them around the house. 

RL Tip: If you're the artsy type, you can easily DIY these with cross-stitch fabric and colorful thread. If not, you can order them here

Photo from Kollabora

A divided catchall is the secret to an organized entryway. Admit it, it's more pleasing to look at when there is a designated place for smaller items. You can break it up into compartments to ensure that you never lose anything or accidentally switch your things with someone else's. 

Photo from ForRent

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