The fridge and freezer are vital for storing perishable food, so dividing them between roommates can be tricky. Luckily, you can avoid stress and frustration by laying some ground rules and following a few tricks along the way.
The kitchen is a shared space, but that doesn’t mean you have to share your food. Before moving in, discuss what your roommates think. It may work for some people to split the grocery bill evenly and share all the food, but others might not be comfortable with that.
Here are some considerations to make as you figure out what’s best for you and your roommates:
Your exact method depends on the size and layout of your fridge, the number of roommates, and how you decide to share food. Still, these tips can help you share the refrigerator fairly:
The best way to keep the peace is to have an open dialogue and set expectations ahead of time. Here’s how to handle roommate refrigerator issues without fighting:
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