The un­writ­ten rules of flat-min­is­tra­tion

Glamour (South Africa) - - Insider -

Noth­ing tests tol­er­ance lev­els more than the war­zone that is the wash­ing ma­chine. Don’t use it too much or too lit­tle (both will raise ques­tions about your hy­giene). Don’t leave laun­dry in for too long or dump some­one else’s clothes in a soggy heap. And don’t be the one who never buys de­ter­gent.

There’s a rea­son why land­lords don’t like pets. And when those cute lit­tle kit­tens your flat­mate brought home grow up to be house-rul­ing, mouse-gift­ing, ter­ri­tory-mark­ing men­aces, you’ll un­der­stand why.

You’d think a sex-toy stash would be re­garded as per­sonal and out of bounds. Not so. One drunken male flat­mate might have come across our fe­male flat­mate’s col­lec­tion. He might have thought it was funny if he and his friends used them as swords in a play fight. She might have seen this play out in a Face­book al­bum an hour later. The les­son? Re­spect pri­vacy (and get a lock for your drawer).

Love a cheeky burst of heat­ing when no one’s at home? Come on, we’ve all done it. Just don’t for­get to turn the ther­mo­stat back down. Un­less you’re a fan of lis­ten­ing to lec­tures on elec­tric bills.

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