WashU Housing Questions & Answers

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I have a house on campus (owned by the school) and we have to go home for winter break. We can't stay in the house. But I'm worried about the house collecting so much dust and getting dirty over the break with no one in it. How can I minimize this?

Make sure you clean the place as deeply as you can before you leave. Leaving the place spic and span will give you the best chance to... (more)Read 1 Answer
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I have a house on campus (owned by the school) and we have to go home for winter break. We can't stay in the house. But I'm worried about the house collecting so much dust and getting dirty over the break with no one in it. How can I minimize this?

Make sure you clean the place as deeply as you can before you leave. Leaving the place spic and span will give you the best chance to... (more)Read 1 Answer
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Do you think it is worth it to pay a bit more rent if it means getting your own room and bathroom?

It 100% depends on your financial situation. I will say that having your own room/bathroom is fantastic. That being said, if you're in a... (more)Read 10 Answers
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Do you think it is worth it to pay a bit more rent if it means getting your own room and bathroom?

It 100% depends on your financial situation. I will say that having your own room/bathroom is fantastic. That being said, if you're in a... (more)Read 10 Answers
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How can I keep from over-heating my apartment in the winter and keep my utility bills in check?

Lower the heat during the day when you and your roommates aren't home. At night, set the thermostat to a lower temperature since it's... (more)Read 1 Answer
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How can I keep from over-heating my apartment in the winter and keep my utility bills in check?

Lower the heat during the day when you and your roommates aren't home. At night, set the thermostat to a lower temperature since it's... (more)Read 1 Answer
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What's a good gift to get all of my roommates that isn't too costly? Is a giftcard too impersonal?

You could get something homely that relates to all of you. Then, personalize it with initials or something like that! DIY is always... (more)Read 2 Answers
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What's a good gift to get all of my roommates that isn't too costly? Is a giftcard too impersonal?

You could get something homely that relates to all of you. Then, personalize it with initials or something like that! DIY is always... (more)Read 2 Answers
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What was an unexpected expense you had when moving off campus?

Honestly, I found the sheer amount of store trips for necessities to be unexpected! In a house of 6 people we have to go buy eggs,... (more)Read 8 Answers
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What was an unexpected expense you had when moving off campus?

Honestly, I found the sheer amount of store trips for necessities to be unexpected! In a house of 6 people we have to go buy eggs,... (more)Read 8 Answers
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My roommate's friend did something really horrible to him. My roommate was really upset and talked about how they would never be friends. I got really upset too at his friend. But now he has forgiven his friend and expects me to as well. But I think what he did is unforgivable. Any advice?

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My roommate's friend did something really horrible to him. My roommate was really upset and talked about how they would never be friends. I got really upset too at his friend. But now he has forgiven his friend and expects me to as well. But I think what he did is unforgivable. Any advice?

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Is it better to split groceries with my housemates or everyone buy their own stuff?

My roommates and I have found buying our own stuff is easiest. We each have our own shelves in our pantries, and we let each other know... (more)Read 2 Answers
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Is it better to split groceries with my housemates or everyone buy their own stuff?

My roommates and I have found buying our own stuff is easiest. We each have our own shelves in our pantries, and we let each other know... (more)Read 2 Answers
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Is living with your best friend a good idea?

I loved living with my best friend for two years. She helped me get used to living in a new environment. However, I did find myself... (more)Read 6 Answers
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Is living with your best friend a good idea?

I loved living with my best friend for two years. She helped me get used to living in a new environment. However, I did find myself... (more)Read 6 Answers
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I really like to watch reality tv but my roommate hates it. I try to watch when he is not home, but sometimes he comes in the house in the middle. I don't have a TV in my room and can't usually watch on my computer. He makes rude comments about it but I do not know how to be anymore considerate.

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I really like to watch reality tv but my roommate hates it. I try to watch when he is not home, but sometimes he comes in the house in the middle. I don't have a TV in my room and can't usually watch on my computer. He makes rude comments about it but I do not know how to be anymore considerate.

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My roommate does not clean out his cat's litterbox often enough. He keeps it out in the living room and it stinks up the entire room, but he doesn't seem to notice. Is there a tactful way to ask him to clean it more often?

My sister is notorious for this with her bunny's cage. You basically have to ask them, without any implication of annoyance, if it's... (more)Read 1 Answer
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My roommate does not clean out his cat's litterbox often enough. He keeps it out in the living room and it stinks up the entire room, but he doesn't seem to notice. Is there a tactful way to ask him to clean it more often?

My sister is notorious for this with her bunny's cage. You basically have to ask them, without any implication of annoyance, if it's... (more)Read 1 Answer

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