In 2020, the average number of people per household in the United States was 2.53 people. Looking at the statistics over the years, going all the way back to 1960, it seems as though the average number of people per household has been slowly decreasing. Still, having to share a space with one person alone can be quite a challenge-  whether it is your significant other, whole family, or just a roommate.

Especially now with the boost of working from home, due to COVID-19, figuring out how to share a space, let alone a work space, can be difficult. This goes for a house, apartment, condominium, or any other type of living space. Having to share a bedroom, bathroom, kitchen, or even a front doorway can create some problems between roommates.

Here are some helpful tips for sharing a space!

  1. Designate different zones throughout the house. If you have multiple people in the space working from home, spread the areas throughout the house; one can be in the office, one in the bedroom, and one in the hallway. This way, you each have your own quiet space to be creative and work freely. 
  1. Be courteous and creative of the closets. Closet space is always a touchy subject when it comes to sharing space. There is almost never enough space to put all your clothes. To fix this, try your best to create an equitable division of closet space. Look at the wide selection of modular storage options that they have designed now. Try taking a trip to The Container Store and seeing how you can optimize the most space in your home.
  1. Manage your chores, especially with roommates. If chores aren’t discussed right when you move in together, you are in for some trouble. Everyone has different preferences on cleanliness, so it is best to discuss early in the move. You can create a chart to help divide the tasks amongst everyone and make sure it is actually getting done.

Here at Young and Associates, our goal is to go above and beyond in managing our clients properties. In doing so, we are creating a happy and loving space for all the residents. We hope these tips can help!

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