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Going out for a house meal or putting drinks on a tab is all fun and games until it’s time to pay. The part that everyone hates where you find yourself cringing at the person who won’t pay that couple of pounds extra because they weren’t drinking or didn’t have a starter. We’ve all been there. It’s awkward and there’s no way around it… unless you fancy doing a runner, but let’s not go there.
Luckily for you, acasa has you covered and will make paying any bill that little bit easier and stress free. Hallelujah. Whether it’s your household bills, weekly grocery shop or a trip to your local for a round of drinks, acasa will sort you out. The acasa app helps you split all of your household costs in one app, from toilet roll to your energy bill, clearly showing who owes what.
Here are some top tips to make spilling bills that little bit easier:
Stay chilled and avoid any arguments
Once you’re all moved in and have everything in the right place, it’s best to all sit down and talk. There are lots of decisions to be made together whether you have only two housemates or six. To make it a whole lot easier, sit down together and decide what providers you’re going to go with, then work out how much it’ll cost. The earlier you get this out the way, the better.
Decide how you’re going to split things upfront
Who’s paying for what? Is the person with the small box room going to be paying less rent? It’s best to decide this sooner rather than later. Talking about money can make people very uncomfortable... it’s time to make it the norm. Do you get annoyed with your housemates who never buys the toilet roll, or the washing up liquid? Instead of getting passive aggressive about it… writing notes or posting in the group chat, it’s time to talk and come up with a plan of action. Whether this is taking it in turns or even a tally on the fridge of who’s bought what, decide what works best for you and stick with it.
Set up acasa
Avoid spending 8 days a year dealing with multiple household bills and providers by setting up acasa, you lose the ‘bills person’ for your house. Avoid letting finances get in the way of a happy home. acasa keeps track of everything so you can save time and limit the chances of having a household argument. It’s also hassle free and easy to use. You can set it up in as little as 3 minutes, for free. You’ll only pay for the services you use - there are no added fees.
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