I’ve had the same roommate since my freshman year (s/o Kelly), but we haven’t always been so in sync. Over the years, we’ve come across a few apps that we absolutely can’t see ourselves living without. Whether you’re moving in with your best friend or a total stranger, these apps will definitely come in handy!
Venmo is the BEST. It’s so easy to use and definitely one we couldn’t live without. Sometimes we spot each other a few bucks for pizza or Chinese or buy each other some groceries. We can easily charge each other & get our money back with Venmo! It’s great because I never have cash, but I can still make sure I pay my friends back! We also use it to pay each other for utilities which is very clutch.
I don’t always use this app because my roommates are pretty courteous, but sometimes you just need something to block out the noise! The WhiteNoise app is the best because you can choose from an array of soothing sounds that’ll either put you to sleep, or drown out the TV so you can get back to studying!
I actually just started using this with Ryan this summer. It’s a grocery list that you can have multiple collaborators on. That way, if one of you goes to the store, you can see what the house needs and maybe pick up a few of those things as well! When you add items to the list, it’ll also group them by category which makes grocery shopping a breeze. Definitely going to try to use this app this year!
This is another new app that I’ve come across, but UpTo will definitely come in handy this year! I typically will make an Excel sheet of everyone’s schedules and print them out so we all know who has class when, but this app will make it 10x easier! There’s also a feature to add your favorite TV shows and other events into the calendar as well.
Even though I feel like everyone probably has this app already, Netflix has been a really fun way for my roommates and I to bond. We watch new shows together and put on random movies after a long day of classes. It’s a great way to unwind while also spending time with those roomies!
What apps would you recommend?