Isn’t Facebook an amazing creation? Half my university life is centred around it; I have a facebook page for my uni course, the societies I am part of and of course my job is working with social media, so it only seems right that I use social media to organise my home.
At the beginning of the year, in fact up until this week, we had a group message that we all wrote on about everything from nights out, cleaning the kitchen to random jokes. However everything got lost somewhere along the conversation and if you came in half way through the day you often had a million comments to read so I decided we should use a facebook group.
They are dead simple to set up. You simply go on ‘Create Group’ in the left hand panel. Name your group (mine is called Our House!) pick an icon to represent your group and select who can view the group. My group is set as ‘Secret’ so that only we can see what we write- I don’t need others to know I’m a bossy boots.
We now can create different statuses for different conversations, upload your homely pictures and documents. Since It has been set up we have created a rotating list of chores we need to do which hasn’t been lost amongst our halloween plans!
So do you use social media at uni?
Can you believe summer is here already? At uni that means only one thing, it’s time to move out! So I am going to do a moving out series starting with cleaning!
At the end of every tenancy you will have a huge inspection, where the landlords work out what they can charge you for. You will need to do the biggest clean up you have done all year! So here are my key tips!
Ok, so I wasn’t really cleaning!
- The key cleaning kit!
Whenever I am cleaning there are a number of key thing that I like to have on hand.
- J clothes. These are great for cleaning every surface you can think of.
- Wet cloths (i.e. Daisy Pink grapefruit wipes) These are great at cleaning up small areas of dirty. I use these on my dressing table and bathroom sink.
- Bleach. I have used this to clean everything from a completely grimy plate to my bathroom. Trust me last year my whole bathroom was cleaned with bleach. Just be careful of clothes.
- Toilet cleaner. It’s all in the name.
2. Some handy tips I’ve picked up on the way
-Lemon Juice. This helps to clean the watermarks off your shower.
-Bin Bags. You will need a million of them. Be ruthless about what you take home.
-Storage boxes. and lots of space. You will need somewhere to put your uni stuff over the summer. If your not careful your room will be filled with pots and pans.
3)Some extra tips
-Paper work. Digg out the paperwork you filled in when you moved in the house/ flat. What where the problems in the room?
-Get snappy. Take some pictures of your bedroom and the communal areas. If you get charged for anything you don’t feel is fair you can argue your case with photos.
I hope your cleaning goes well!
-Got very burnt on one arm at work on Sunday.
-I can’t believe Uni Confessions will be 1 in a few months!
-Hoping to do some great collaborations soon.
-Also want to thank Jenny for her help over on Facebook
What to expect when moving into halls
In every halls of residents there is a food monster, who sneaks into the kitchen when nobody is about and takes your food. At least this is the only explantation I have come up with to explain how food goes missing and people’s stuff gets used without anyone in the flat knowing where it goes.
Some Halls provide a padlock on the cupboards to only allow you to get your stuff. This is great and should stop the monster!
Sex is all around you.
University is known for being based around sex, drinking and possibly drugs. So it probably isn’t a surprise that you will hear some excitement from the room above/next door/below. However when you are trying to get to sleep or having friends round it can be a little cringe.
Party rock is in the house tonight!
Living in a house with a number of other people all studying different courses you will no doubt have a clash of timing every now and then. So while you are trying to study or write an essay you room mate may want to have a party or loud sex (try not to write SEX SEX SEX EWWW in your essay!)
Things that go bump in the night.
I don’t know what it is about the designers of student halls but they have managed to make a building where 99.9% of all the rooms will be able to hear everything that goes on by the main entrance. This basically means that every night you will be able to hear the door banging shut and people shouting as they come back from whatever club had a big night that night.
A knock at the door
Once you have become friends with your flatmates they will come knocking on your door at anytime they know you are in!