21 Real, Frustrating, And Neverending Struggles Of Being A Tidy Student
Curse the empty toilet roll "collection".
The word "tidy" means something totally different to you from what it means to your flatmates.
You're all too used to getting back after a long day on campus, starving hungry, and seeing everything you need to cook stacked up dirty on the side.
Or even worse, stacked up in the sink.
Which means a lot of the time, you end up doing other people's washing up.
Every shower you take begins with you washing about three other people's hairs down the plughole.
You're always left to deal with shit like this.
You can't work in your room unless it is really tidy and your desk is totally in order.
You feel a bit tense whenever people come and hang out there, just in case they mess it all up.
And anyone eating on your bed? That's too much to handle.
You're torn between how much you enjoy kitchen parties and knowing how disgusting the place will look in the morning.
Just walking into your kitchen in halls is enough to make you feel a bit stressed.
And you have to be extra careful to keep your door locked, because having your room pranked is basically your worst nightmare.
You've probably made a cleaning rota at some point – and it probably got ignored after about three weeks.
You get irritated when your flatmates try to invade your fridge space.
Sometimes you have no choice but to broach the awkward subject of the mess with your housemates.
And when you get really fed up, you might even go on strike.
But it never really works, because it just means you end up living in mess, and eventually you'll cave and clean up again.
At the end of the day, at least you're living with friends.
And you can have your dream, sparkling clean house when you're a proper adult.
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