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22 Home Upgrades That'll Make Life With Roommates SO Much Better

Home organization tips for roommates.
04/19/2018 10:24pm ET | Updated August 16, 2018

There are a lot of things you like about your roommate, like how they introduce you to new music, or that their presence means you’re technically not drinking alone on a Tuesday night.

But, there are things that can be annoying about having roommates, like organizing the refrigerator and making sure you don’t forget to give each each other the mail. To make life with a roommate a little easier, we’ve found some clever hacks that’ll help you organize your home.

Below, 22 clever home purchases that’ll make living with roommates SO much better:

1
A way to double the space around your microwave
AHA
Make your kitchen counter work double duty. Get it here.
2
A hair drain catcher
Amazon
There's always that one roommate who sheds like a cat. Get it here.
3
A fold up coffee table
Hayneedle
It's practical, it has storage, and it can be used as both a desk and a dining table in a pinch. Get it here.
4
A shoe rack for the front door
Jet
Make sure nobody track wet and dirty shoes through the apartment. Get it here.
5
An organizer for your mail
Jet
Get it here.
6
Food storage containers you can write on
Container Store
You'll always know whose leftovers are taking over the fridge. Get it here.
7
An adjustable shower caddy
Target
Each roomie gets their own shelf, no shampoo graveyard lining the edges of the bathtub. Get it here.
8
A sponge holder, so you can keep it cleaner for longer
Amazon
Get it here.
9
A Roku, so you can stream your favorite shows
Jet
Use it for Netflix, Hulu, HBO, Amazon Prime and more. Get it here.
10
A dual hamper for the bathroom
Amazon
Make sure you never your roomie's dirty clothes in the bathroom again. Each roommate gets one side of this hamper for their clothes and more. Get it here.
11
Fridge organizer bins
Amazon
Know exactly whose eggs are whose. Get this kit here.
12
An Amazon Dash button for toilet paper
Amazon
NEVER BE WITHOUT TOILET PAPER AGAIN. Get it here.
13
A way to organize your pantry items
Amazon
One roomie gets the top shelf, another gets the bottom. Get it here.
14
A magnet so you can easily know whether dishes need washed or not
Amazon
Get it here.
15
Entryway storage for coats, hats, umbrellas, bags, shoes and more
Wayfair
It's practical and it's affordable. Get it here.
16
An easy way to store and organize pots and pans
Amazon
Get it here.
17
A way to organize your keys and out-the-door essentials
Amazon
Get it here.
18
A dish-drying rack so nice, you'll be excited to use it
Jet
It's big enough for all you essentials, and even includes space for cutlery and cups. Get it here.
19
Organizers for all of your electionics
Container Store
Get it here.
20
A dish scrubber that holds soap
Amazon
It's one small step toward making sure those dishes get done as easily as possible. Get it here.
21
A bin that's nicer than your current method of recycling bin
Uncommon Goods
Stop keeping your Trader Joe's and Whole Foods bags out in the open with recycling and instead use one of these adorable and perfectly practical bag-shaped bins. Get it here.
22
Ear plugs so you can have some peace and quiet
Amazon
These will come in handy more than you know. Get them here.

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