Benefits of sharing your apartment


Ever wondered about the benefits of a shared apartment when you could outrightly stay alone or rent your apartment? Sharing an apartment with someone can be quite beneficial, from saving costs to making new friends and there are more. In this article, I will be listing some of the benefits of a shared apartment.

  • Someone to split the rent with: a shared apartment is also great for saving on rent. If you don’t have enough money to pay for rent but are still looking for an apartment that doesn’t cost too much money, then renting an apartment with your fellow flatmates might just be the answer! You’ll be able to save lots of money and enjoy the benefits of having less expense involved with renting an apartment.
  • You also get to save a lot of money by splitting utility bills: If you share an apartment with a roommate, you can split the cost of utilities. This is especially important if you’re on a tight budget and looking to save money. If you live alone, however, there will be no way around paying for all of your utilities (unless they are included in your rent).
  • You wouldn’t have to get furniture: Getting a shared apartment could also save you the cost of buying new furniture that would further put a dent in your pocket and it also saves you the time and energy of moving furniture. Moving furniture can be a lot of work, but when you have shared apartments, it is not going to be as hard as moving individual apartments. You can use the same furniture in all rooms, which will save you time and money by not having to purchase new furnishings for each room.
  • Someone to share the chore with: This might not seem like a ‘worthy’ benefit of a shared apartment but it is! Cleaning an apartment alone can be such a chore and having a flatmate would make it less of a chore. You can both divide and conquer – I mean cleaning together of course. It saves time and energy! On days when one person lacks motivation, another can get the job done. After all, you’re sharing an apartment, not your life! Sharing responsibilities will help ease the burden on each other, which means both will be happier in the long run.
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  • Keeping your place safe: Sharing an apartment can be a great way to live in a bigger space, but it also has a ton of benefits. For example, having a flatmate can be a great addition to the security of your home. It means your place is not empty and you can rest assured that you have someone watching over the apartment. You can also make that travel you have been wanting to make without calling over your sibling to watch over the place and instead of him being a good watchman, he ends up eating all the meals in your refrigerator without paying for them. A shared apartment gives you the gift of a flatmate that is equally responsible for the security and food.
  • Gaining a new friend: Gaining a new friend is always a win in my opinion. I mean, there’s nothing like too many friends, right? Making new friends can be quite difficult for most people. But a shared apartment already gives you a chance to make a friend out of one person almost immediately – your flatmate. Gaining a friendship with your flatmate can also lead to the prospect of gaining new friends through that person. Excited yet?!


  • Less lonely feel: Ever come back from work and you’re craving a person-to-person conversation to just complain about how much traffic you faced today? But all you hear is the sound of your breath. Well, a shared apartment provides you with a real-life person to have a conversation with. Having someone who can talk about your life, or just listen to your problems, is incredibly comforting.

While it has its downsides, having a housemate is likely worth it — and could even enrich your life in ways you might not expect.

Looking to share your apartment and don’t know where to start? You can visit and list your shared apartment to find a flatmate.


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