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How To Survive Your 1st Student Home

Hous to Suruiue Vour Ist Student to not Hous food poisoning You don't want to miss the back to uni celebrations because a dodgy meal's left you practically chained to the toilet. Never eat a takeaway the next day if it's been left out on the side all night Have a clear out of your fridge every two weeks and get rid of the furry ham and mouldy milk everyone has forgotten about Don't attempt to cook anything when you're drunk, especially chicken auoid getting stuck usith the box rOom Hous to. However selfless you're feeling now, we guarantee you won't feel the same after a few months of having to sleep with your toes touching the walls. First come, first served - perfect if you know one of your housemates is travelling round Thailand until mid September Go strategic - rather than competing for the biggest room, plump for the mid-sized room that no one's arguing over Offer to swap halfway through the year, but only if you get the bigger room first – it's likely they'll be too settled or permanently hungover to care come January Houw to make sure you get your deposit back Falling out with your landlord is not only horribly awkward, but can also have a massive effect on your bank balance come the end of the year. Do a full and complete check of your home when you move in take pictures of damage or marks on walls and send them to the estate agent alongside the inventory Check that there are no obvious electrical problems - loose sockets, exposed wires, etc. - and ask your landlord to PAT test any electrical items Avoid inviting THAT guy to house parties - the one who likes to do air guitar standing on the kitchen table Houw to not burn the house doun Avoid fire-related close calls to maximise the chances of you living a long life (and holding on to your eyebrows!. Don't use the oven when drunk Don't get creative when said oven breaks Don't stick all your electrical appliances into a single extension cord (they could explodel Don't use fake phone chargers or electrical beauty products (they could also explodel Don't put drinks anywhere near your precious Xbox Hou to. not miss home Parents can be painfully annoying, but you're bound to end up missing home at some point - and crying on the bus is not a good look. DO: Get your parents to send you a weekly 'care' package DO: Put a reminder on your phone to call home once in a while • DON'T: Make creepy life-sized models of your family to keep in your room Houw to. saue on yoUr your food bills Always go for convenience when it comes to food shopping and you'll find yourself spending a shedload. Stock up on your hangover food of choice to avoid that 1lam crawl of shame to the local takeaway Offer to pay the only guy you know with a car some petrol money so you can bulk buy tins at a budget supermarket Learn how to cook cheap and easy meals and stick them all on Pinterest for safekeeping get on with your housemates Houw to. Colin, * ME EGA SEEN TENUNG AY UTTER. T T BÁCK INTIE fRIDAG OR S WLL You may be best buds now, but three months in your housemate's 'hilarious' habits will make you want to snap their head off. Label your food, and bagsy a shelf in the fridge early doors • Set up a cleaning and toilet roll buying rota • Bring up any big issues sober land with a slice of pizza to soften the blow) • Don't post passive aggressive notes all over the kitchen Electrical Safety First Dousnload the Electrical Safety Fiest 'Uisual Checks' app to help spot potential electrical problems

How To Survive Your 1st Student Home

shared by KeirGibson on May 03
From avoiding food poisoning to making sure you don't burn the house down, we have everything covered in our student guide.


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