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The 26 Stages of Living In a Student House, As Told By ‘Friends’

So, no one told you student life was gonna be this way.

1. When you first moved in and living together was such a novelty.

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2. You would happily spend all day just chilling with the squad.

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3. And used any excuse for a party.

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4. When none of you could get your heads around how to deal with bills or tenancy agreements.

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5. And you quickly realised that you were struggling to deal with adult life in general.

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6. When it became clear that some of you perhaps weren’t as easy to live with as others.

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7. But it was OK, because you could just vent on the phone to your mum.

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8. When the appliances were constantly breaking in the house.

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9. Or it was so cold you had to dress like you were going to the Arctic.

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10. And your solution to every problem was simply to order more pizza.

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11. When one of you decided it would be a great idea to rearrange the furniture.

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12. Which usually meant the house ended up looking like this:

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13. Whenever one of you attempted to cook but it was a culinary disaster.

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14. Or when someone ate your food and it felt like the end of the world.

Nevermind the end of your friendship.

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15. When you were all making plans but suddenly remembered how much work you had to do.

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16. Or when someone fluked a great mark and they had to make sure everyone knew about it.

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17. When you all returned after the holidays and none of you had done any work.

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18. But you all tried to pretend that everything was under control.

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19. When you could never get any work done in the house because everyone was always distracting you.

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20. And you couldn’t have a lie in because that one person who gets up early would always set the smoke alarm off in the kitchen.

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21. Or when you tried and failed to hide the mess from your parents whenever they visited.

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22. When you all discussed your futures with too much optimism.

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23. Because it made you feel slightly better about the prospect of one day having to leave everyone in the house.

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24. When first years came to look round and you didn’t really want to let them in.

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25. And you questioned what would happen if you all just refused to leave.

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26. Because as much as living in a student house has its flaws, you have some great memories from being there.

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