27 Things Everyone Who’s Lived In A Student House Knows To Be True
It’s universally known that living in a student house is great, except when it’s not. They say honesty is the best policy, so here are some home truths about living in a student house.
1. It’s never completely clean.
Not even when you move in.
Got the keys, it's a proper student house…. Professionally cleaned by the three blind mice by the looks of it
— PaulWesterburgerking (@BoredXCore) August 30, 2014
2. The furniture is weird.
3. And potentially unsafe.
Another bed in my student house has broken. That's 5 out of 8 beds. Calling Argos tomorrow, enough is enough, & I want a refund on the lot.
— Emma L Jackson (@EmmaJackson78) October 12, 2015
4. If it comes with any furniture, that is.
Moved into new house – missing furniture, rubbish piled outside & no cleaning been done…oh student landlords! Good job I'm a #Lawstudent !
— Charlotte Evans (@EvsChar) August 24, 2013
5. There will be a cupboard full of broken household appliances.
6. But your landlord will refuse to accept that they are broken.
7. And will make you feel unreasonable for complaining about other unreasonable problems.
Sometimes I dream of living in a student house where you can have a hot shower, the hoover works, the fridge door shuts and the windows open
— Rebecca Collins (@rebecca_collins) November 3, 2013
8. Even if you are able to hoover up, you might wish you hadn’t.
OH the things you find in a student house's blocked up hoover (nothing of much use bar the shrapnel though, unfortunately.) never again, pls
— Robyn Makings (@xrobynm) April 19, 2015
9. There are no rules about what goes where.
Fridge in the living room? Why not?
10. And no rules about what belongs to who.
CAN MY FLATMATES PLEASE STOP USING MY STUFF.
— ~Criss (@iamthecriss) July 26, 2015
11. The washing up is never done.
This was just inconspicuously sitting in the washing up of my student share house pic.twitter.com/dzEkrrHool
— Remmington_Steele (@Rango_Bronson) June 25, 2013
12. And nobody will take responsibility for taking out the bin when it’s full.
13. Or for cleaning the oven.
14. You have to learn to be resourceful through hardships.
You know you're living in a student house when the heating's broken and you try to warm up your room with a hairdryer…
— Priyanka (@priyanka_p77) May 2, 2015
15. Which will include inventive ways of getting rid of spiders that only appear when you’re home alone.
Also I am on my own tonight and the biggest spider I have seen in a long time crawled into my room and I got rid of it by myself.
— Sarah (@_celebrimbor) October 6, 2015
16. And then panicking because your housemate told you hoovering them up doesn’t kill them.
17. You will have had to wait a short lifetime to get your internet set up.
#iReallyHateWhen you move into your student house and wait 2 and a half weeks to get internet!
— Josh hibble (@JoshHibble) September 4, 2011
18. Made even more frustrating by the amount of old routers in the cupboard that can’t be used again.
19. As well as the fact that it never works properly when it has finally been set up.
Can't wait to move out of this student house so I can obtain some kind of semi-functioning internet connection.
— Shez clayton (@Shezclayton) March 9, 2015
20. You will receive a small forest’s worth of leaflets through the post every day.
My student house just does not have enough leaflets.
— Joe Madigan (@_joemadigan) May 17, 2013
21. There will be a drawer full of keys, the majority of which you will have no idea what they are for.
22. There will be a knack to turning the shower on which you agree not to immediately disclose to guests so that they think they’ve broken it.
23. You will often wonder whether the walls between your house and next door’s are actually an illusion.
24. There’s always an inexplicable traffic cone or road sign somewhere in or around your house.
the 'men at work' road sign adds a certain classiness only a student house could pull off.
— Kerrie Madden (@kermadden) February 27, 2011