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14 Things You’ll Only Understand If You’re The Grown-Up In Your House Share

Being the grown-up means you get all the responsibilities. But with the new smart meter rollout, you'll never have to give a meter reading again. That's one less thing to worry about!

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1. You're probably the only one who knows how to use the iron.

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...which means everyone's always asking you if you mind just quickly doing a shirt for them when they see you've got the ironing board out.

4. ...closing cupboards and drawers...

every time I go in my kitchen it looks like my house is haunted. #lazyness

5. ...and reminding everyone that food doesn't go in the sink, it goes in the bin.

the noise I make when I touch a piece of soggy food in the sink

7. And "entrusted" with the chore of taking the meter readings too.

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Mainly because no one else knows a) where they are, b) which one's which, and c) what you're supposed to do with them once you've found them.

13. And while it might seem naff, there's a lot to be said for redeeming a money-off coupon or two.

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Especially when you can smugly cancel off £20's worth of shopping with your vouchers.

Calling all grown-ups out there – did you know every home in Britain will be offered a smart meter by their supplier at no extra cost?

That’s right, between now and 2020, whether you rent or own, you’ll be offered a smart meter, allowing you to see how much you’re spending, in pounds and pence, in near real time. Readings are sent straight to your supplier, so you won’t overpay for estimated bills – and you’ll avoid that bill credit awkwardness every time someone moves out.

More than 4 million have already been installed! To find out how you can get a smart meter from your supplier, visit the Smart Energy GB website.