Our home in Groningen
With boys and girls living in our house, things can get quite messy. If nobody clears up their glass after we have drinks in the living room, that’s ten dirty glasses. So it doesn’t take long for the house to get pretty dirty. A cleaning rota with weekly tasks is our solution. Cleaning the toilet, scrubbing the stove or mopping the floor - nobody enjoys doing it. But if you don’t do your bit, you’ve got to put extra cash into the housekeeping kitty.
Roommates in my student residence in Groningen
From time to time, my darling housemates do give me grief with their noise. For example, if I have to work early and one of them stumbles home late, or someone’s having a party in their room. We settle these kind of things in the mandatory monthly house meeting. We also use these meetings to make fun plans, like the joint summer barbeque outside or a themed basement party.What suits you best? Do you like to get in on the action and meet lots of people quickly, or do you prefer peace and privacy?