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21 Things All Housemates Who've Lived Together Two Years Know

Your booze is my booze. My booze is your booze.

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1. Because you've lived together so long, you know exactly how long each of you can go without showering.

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And you never, ever judge each other. You know it can be hard to face running water.

2. You know each other's favourite take away orders.

You actually have a system. It involves ordering twice the amount of food you need. And then eating it all in one sitting. And then having a lie down.

3. You understand that taking laundry out of the basket to wear before it's been washed is sometimes necessary.

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Tights basically wash themselves, right?

4. You have a system for when you bring people back late at night.

If you see someone new's shoes by the front door, you leave your housemate alone until they're ready for a mega debrief. And everyone closes their bedroom doors.

5. And you know which exes they keep crawling back to.

Even when you advise them not to go there, you're there to pick up the pieces afterwards.

6. You know exactly what your housemate needs when they're drunk.

And you know not to remind them of what they ate the next morning.

7. And you know what horrendous combination of foods will cure their hangover.

Because you've lived together so long, you share the same hangover cravings.

8. You also know how to deal with their hangover crises.


You keep 'em hydrated and say, "Love is shit" over and over again.

9. And you understand the importance of not making any loud noises or sudden movements the morning after a big one.


Hangovers are reserved for analysing drunk texts and lying very still.

10. You know just how long your housemate is capable of spending in front of the TV.

And you always, always join them.

11. You know it's your duty to help tidy up every time your housemate's parents spring a surprise visit on you.

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And it's fine, because you usually get a free meal out of it.

12. You share the same taste in getting ready music.

Shania gets you ready for a night out, Destiny's Child are there for you if you need to be brave, and Madonna is there for everything else.

13. You've seen each other naked 100 times, and it bothers you 0%.

It's not your fault the bathroom door doesn't really lock.

14. If one of you goes away for a weekend, you must set aside an evening for analysis.

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No details spared.

15. You go through all your most ridiculous fads together.

Juicing, tanning, running, lol.

16. You've thrown some truly excellent house parties in your time.

And you used the next morning as an excuse to perfect your cleaning routine.

17. And you've been known to host a fancy dinner party or two.

It makes you feel pretty grown up.

18. You know exactly how messy each other's rooms can get.


And let's not even get started on how often you hoover and dust.

19. You've lived together long enough to know you don't need to ask before borrowing something.

What's theirs is yours, and what's yours is theirs. As long as you replace what you've taken afterwards.

20. You know exactly what picks them up when they're feeling down.

And let's not sugar coat it: It's Facebook stalking and bitching.

21. And you know that whether you live together forever or not, you guys are always gonna be BFFs.

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Because you know too many of each other's secrets.