RENTING AND SHARING AN APARTMENT IN BARCELONA. ARE YOU ABLE TO ADAPT YOURSELF TO LIVE WITH OTHER PEOPLE?
Lots of people tend to share an apartment in Barcelona due to the difficult economic situation they have to face.
When it is time to leave your parents’ house, it might be kind of complicated. If you find yourself in this situation, sharing home might be a good option. It will be useful to reduce the expenses such as electricity, water…
But, how hard might be sharing your home with other people? If you follow the following guide, the living will get more pleasant than you expected.
Communication is essential:
Living with someone else is not easy at all, above all if him or her does not have the same habits as you. It is important that a number of rules are set, in order to achieve an optimized living.
First of all is fundamental that you get to know a little bit your mates and their living habits. Maybe you can chat for a while about this matter.
Rules are the key; you can shares expenses (as electricity, water…) and other common expenses such as shower gel, powder…
Respect the agreements:
Above all, respect. If your mates and you have stablished agreements, it is necessary for all of you to respect it. No one likes to feel uncomfortable or insecure at his/her own place.
Right to rest and commitment to not disturb; all of us have stressful and exhausting days. Your bedroom should be one of the most comfortable places. You should stablish timetables and schedules to respect relax and resting times. There is nothing wrong about asking for some peaceful time alone. Learn to value those moments.
A matter of learning to share:
You must be tolerant in order to let things work by themselves. Remember that your flat mates will be the closer thing similar to a family, so you should work and get along together in order to live peacefully, share expenses and do not get over the budget.
A good solution is to make deals. For example, if you like to tidy up and your mate likes to cook, maybe you can switch your tasks so you can get to do what you enjoy the most. If daily you go to close spots to work, study… it can be a great idea to share the ride! That will reduce significantly the expenses and help you to be more organized.
Keep in mind that you have the help of a real state agency:
If you still do not have somewhere to live, you can ask a real state agency in Barcelona in charge of renting or selling apartments, and advice you to rent or buy the best option for you.
Sharing an apartment is easier than you expect. Is just a matter of organization and respect.