Tips for Saving money in the shared flat
Welcome to saving money in the shared flat, welcome to true student life. Living in a shared apartment is (so they say) a real must in personality development and is (in retrospect) described by many as the best (and probably also the most sleepless) time as a student.
However, in order for you to be able to really enjoy it, finances must also be in order. With our tips, we will show you how saving in a shared flat works.
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How to save money
Yesterday’s flat share party was long and flowing, the next morning you get up and stagger towards the mailbox. Having just been in your foggy little world, you are now confronted with the seriousness of life:
The electricity bill has arrived. To make matters worse, the fridge is empty and you have to read the hated lines on an empty stomach.
Does this situation sound familiar to you? Then it’s time to give some thought to saving on the flat share. It’s actually not so difficult. Saving in a flat share made easy.
Grants help you further
The first trick when it comes to saving is to Google the various grants on the internet. These are there to make your life a little easier and, above all, cheaper. The two most important keywords: housing grant and study grant. You are entitled to both under certain conditions.
TV license? No, thanks.
Have you hidden your TV several times and smiled innocently at the TV licensing man? It doesn’t have to be this way. After all, you’re a student and enjoy some perks.
If you and your room-mate are receiving the student grant mentioned above, the location of the device is your registered primary residence, and your household income falls below a specified amount, an exemption from the TV license is closer than you think.
You share a fridge, a stove, a dining table. So it only makes sense to have a shared shopping list as well. Every week someone else goes shopping, the costs are of course shared. Due to the very limited number of supermarket visits, you avoid spontaneous temptations and stick strictly to your list. By the way: Never go shopping hungry!
Otherwise, we recommend that you use no-name products, and you can usually buy dairy products at a discount two days before the expiry date. A pleasant consequence of the collective shopping list is that you will probably also cook and eat more together. And the point of a flat share is social living, isn’t it?
The right electricity is not only good for you, but also for the environment. Anyone who has ever had the electricity spontaneously turned off knows how lost we are without this wonderful invention.
It is therefore all the more important that you choose a sustainable electricity provider that relies on renewable energies.
Save the water
High water consumption is not only expensive, but also not particularly sustainable. This problem is easy to fix, however. When brushing your teeth together, have you ever noticed that everyone leaves the tap on? Turn off now!
The same goes for the shower when shampooing. When cooking, you only heat the amount of water that is really necessary and wash vegetables in a filled basin rather than under a running tap – and you will significantly reduce water consumption!
So, with these tips you and your flat share should be able to reduce the costs and you can use the money saved at the next party!
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