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  • Student Living MASSIVE RANT

    Sorry about this everyone but I need to vent ALOT right now and cannot do it out loud or on facebook to protect some peoples feelings.

    I live with three lovely girls in a flat and a lad that we never see and another that moved out taking loads of our stuff with him and leaving a huge mess for us to clean, having never done any share of the flat cleaning or even his own washing up.

    One girl is doing a teaching degree and quite stressed but claims she hardly ever cooks so she won't clean, she makes mess ans leaves it for days and it has gotten to the point where I am so sick of cleaning up her mess I just threw out the dirty stuff that had been sitting there since I had left a week ago and then come back to it. Mmmmmm tasty. She also messes up the microwave, chucks stuff at the bin, not in it, leaving it all over the walls and still refuses to do any cleaning not even hoovering because she 'doesn't cook much so its not her mess'. I spent 6 hours cleaning today washing walls and skirting boards included JUST IN THE KITCHEN. She walked in seeing my stuff packed and started complaining there wouldnt be any pans for her to use. WHAT.

    Another of the girls hoards dirty stuff in her room then randomly leaves it on the side when she sees if me or the last (lovely cleeeeeean girl) are tidying. Her staff has also mysteriously ended up in the bin occassionally. She does occassionally wash up her mess but its never actually clean ugh its vile, that is also her only cleaning contribution apart from hoovering her room and hoovering up a sock which blocked the hoover. YEY.

    Both messy girls are so damn lazy, wiping up mess with tea towels and leaving them to be re used, dropping food and rubbish and not picking it up, spilling things in the fridge and floor and leaving it, leaving spilt food to burn onto the cooker and oven and microwave, not knowing how to wipe down sides or empty a bin that they have let over flow when to leave the complex you walk past the big bins its disgustingly, vile Vile VILE. I am aching all over from the cleaning that has to be done so we dont get a fine and they just done care. I cant wait to move out, fingers crossed I can do it tomorrow.


    All of that probably made no sense but I feel half better and ready to start cleaning my own room. The kitchen remains unfinished since messy girl number one came home and made her dinner. Hm.


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  • #2
    hi
    oh dear ... the joys of house / flat sharing. one day you will look back fondly of these times ! and hopefully have a bit of a giggle. In the meantime its no fun for you cleaning up other peoples mess. Try to stay calm. I think a peaceful talk with everyone and point out the place will not tidy itself and maybe suggest drawing up some kind of cleaning rota. it might work , or might not.. but might just help keep some kind of sanity untill you can move out.
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    • #3
      Ah student days Seriously you'll look back at it fondly when you're in your 30's and you're brain has filtered out all the bad memories of the scrubbing and cleaning. Actually my student house sounded like a dream compared to yours, there was only 3 of us which helped and one was a mature student, I was probably the messiest one....but definitely not in the same league as your housemates.

      Hope the rant helped and also that you manage to find some better housemates for next year.
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      • #4
        oh dear. no one warns you when you share a house with someone, that it's not the interests that you've got in common, but what's more important is that you share the same ideals for house cleanliness :-)

        Unfortunately, it's very unlikely that they will change so escape if you can!
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        • #5
          Hey, thats what we are here for, we all need to vent our spleen from time to time. I do feel for you they sound charming! Any consolation but my house is always a mess and my kids sound like your flatmates! AARRGGHH! Chin up girl but i really would move asap you are not their cleaner and they are blatantly taking advantage of your lovely nature, you deserve better.

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          • #6
            can't offer any words of wisdom but have a (((((((((((((BIG HUG)))))))))))))))))) hope you find clean housemates soon...
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            • #7
              Aaaw thanks everyone It made me feel better to type angry then I finished packing. It was first year where I had to stay in halls/flats and put with randomers. The saddest parts of my sad little sob story is that they have both been to university before, Im in the mature block, there is a cleaning rota and they are both older than I. Im also sad many of you had to put up with this too but I do look at things like this as experience for when I have kids Anna!!

              Sharing an 4 bed house with two lovely girls on my course this time (July eeeeeE) Im happy to tell them to sort themselves up and tidy up but I feared one here is super selfish and spoilt and the other has been babied all her life. I don't like to complain at people I never really spent lots of time with.

              Im now just excited as my boyfriend is coming to collect my stuff tomorrow morning and whisk me away to Yorkshire!

              Thanks for the cheering me up
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              • #8
                Woo! have fun, lol. x
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                • #9
                  I lived in a shared house with three very messy guys for quite some time and when I got totally fed up of always being the one doing all the cleaning, I set up a rota which was greeted with 'but the house isn't that dirty!' - Of course not, I keep cleaning it!!

                  If you are moving into new digs, sit down at the start and explain the problems you have experienced before and set the ground rules out right from the start - it is almost impossible to change it half way through.

                  You will look back on your house/flat sharing fondly in later years and remember the good times more than the bad. I guess it is all a part of growing up!

                  Have a great time in Yorkshire - my homeland!!
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                  • #10
                    I lived in the nurses home for three years. Our corridor of 8 of us shared one Kitchen and boy did people leave a mess. we all had our own fridge and microwave in our own rooms, but the oven, work tops, cupboards and sink were often left in a total mess. Occassionally me and one of the Irish girls would set about it as it was nearest our room and would often stink to high heaven and we'd fume and rage about it and sort the whole lot out and leave messages stuck on walls. Sometime during the third year of this we got s fed up that we took everything out of the kitchen, borrowed trays from the canteen and divided the messy stuff up onto the trays, left each tray outside one of the rooms with a note saying "Kathy and Karen are sick to death of clearing up your mess, This is your fair share SORT IT!"
                    No one dared not to and so that was the system we adopted for the rest of our time there.
                    Funnily enough, living with teenagers and a husband is much the same, they make the mess and expect some wonderful cleaning fairy to come and tidy up after them.
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                    • #11
                      I love your tray idea. That is brilliant. When I was in halls the kitchen got in such a state that the university cleaner said she wasn't going to clean our kitchen ever again if it continued in that mess, so every tuesday evening everyone in the flat was in the kitchen washing up and cleaning work surfaces so it would be clean and tidy for the cleaner to then clean it more.
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