Houseshares

Living with people who have different lifestyles can take some getting used to, so it’s important to take the advice and help available to make the experience as stress-free as possible. Here are our seven top tips to keep your house-share harmonious.

Keep the property Tidy
Cleanliness is subjective and we all have different ideas of what ‘clean’ means. It’s best to share with people who have similar standards to you, but if th...
Fri, 24 May, 2019 at 11:06 AM
Organising the bills
When you move in, agree how bills will be paid and split between everyone in the house, as this is a common cause of arguments. Set up bank transfers to cov...
Fri, 24 May, 2019 at 11:07 AM
Staying Secure
Keep your belongings in your room and be clever with storage, so your personal items don’t spill into the communal spaces. Security can be an issue too ...
Fri, 24 May, 2019 at 11:08 AM
Consider sharing the essentials
It’s a good idea to band together with your housemates and put money towards kitchen basics such as pots and pans, condiments, spices, and dairy products ...
Fri, 24 May, 2019 at 11:10 AM
Respect other housemates
Respect your housemate’s privacy; don’t go into their rooms when they’re not there and always knock first if the door is shut. Keep the noise down if you ar...
Fri, 24 May, 2019 at 11:10 AM
Communication is key
Have an established method of communication to discuss specific house matters, for example a Facebook or WhatsApp group. If you have an issue to raise, ...
Fri, 24 May, 2019 at 11:10 AM
Choose your housemates carefully
If you have the luxury of getting to choose your housemates, think carefully before you agree to move in with someone and consider whether you could potenti...
Fri, 24 May, 2019 at 11:11 AM