split responsibilities and costs
If one person is in charge of paying all the monthly bills, make sure to pay that person immediately when they ask. Venmo
, an app that allows you to send and
request money on your phone, is a great alternative to writing checks or handling large amounts of cash. Yep, this means you can pay your roomie back in a matter of seconds. And—revisiting step 1—always say thank you. This also applies to household items like paper and cleaning supplies. Take turns buying—and when it’s your responsibility to get more, move the errand straight to the top of your to-do list.