6 apps that will keep your share house running smoothly

on 31 August 2017 by Aaron

It’s 2017 and pretty much any task you can think of can be done from the palm of your hand.

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You can order food from the comfort of our couch, task someone to clean your home and even find a date while using the bathroom—so why can’t you expertly manage your share house too.

To keep your share house and flatmates on track we’ve compiled six of the best apps to make living together easier.

Chorma

Forget leaving passive aggressive post-it notes around the house and let this handy app pester your flatmates (or remind you) whose turn it is to empty the bins, clean the bathroom or unpack the dishwasher.

Chorma allows you to allocate chores to your flatmates or allows them to pick chores they want to complete. There is also a points system which can be used to determine who slacked off this week and who was the MVP.

SplitWise

SplitWise is a great app for tracking how much each flatmate has spent on what and who is owed what. This app will help remove any doubt around group or household purchases and avoid any future arguments that could arise. The app will even pester your flatmates on your behalf if they’re late to settle up their debts and vice-versa.

Simply drop the amount spent, say on toilet paper, into the app and it will instantly split it equally across your group. You can also create separate groups

AirTasker

If you and your flatmates cbf completing your chores for the week or you’ve had a big night and cleaning the house is too difficult, AirTasker is the app for you.

Simply list your task and the amount your willing to pay and workers will bid to complete your task. Some workers will even offer up extras to secure your job. Once the task is complete, you can approve it through the app and the amount agreed will be paid from your credit card to the worker.

Epicurious

If you and your flatmates love cooking at home and for each other, Epicurious is a great tool to have. What better way to ‘wow’ your flatmates at the next house dinner with a delicious meal you cooked thanks to step by step directions.

Epicurious allows your to search thousands of recipes, bookmark favourites and create handy shopping lists. The app also allows you to search for recipes by excluding specific ingredients—making life much easier if you have flatmates with allergies (or aversions).

Companion

Concerned about your flatmate heading out on their Tinder date or walking home from work late at night? Companion might be the app for both of you.

This app allows the user to be tracked by a flatmate or loved one, and will even alert authorities if they begin to run, their phone is dropped or at the tap of a button.

Our Groceries

Theres nothing more frustrating that being halfway home from the shops—groceries in hand— only to receive a text from your flatmate asking you to grab toilet paper or washing powder.

Shopping lists can be synced across all smart phones in the home. So if your flatmate adds something to the list you can grab it on the way home from work or vice-versa, without the need to text all household members.

Remember to put the cost into Splitwise after so you (and your flatmates) know how much is owed.

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  • Aaron
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  • Aaron is the Flatmates.com.au's Community Manager and PR guy. He is an avid supporter and user of share accommodation, currently living with two (lucky) flatmates.