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    I got back to halls yesterday after being home for the Xmas holidays. I found a tonne of stuff on my shelf in the fridge - a little annoying but I understand people who aren't going home using my room for their stuff in the hols. I left everyone a note about a party I'm having next week so they all know I'm back. Go to the fridge this morning - more stuff has found it's way onto my shelf! Including a massive milk bottle - which has leaked all over the shelf! this pisses me off even more because I'm vegan!

    Anyway, I lifted everything off that shelf and put it on the counter so I could wash the shelf itself. Currently the shelf is drying and the stuff is still on the counter.

    My question is: should I:
    1) leave their stuff on the counter and only return mine to the fridge
    2) return all the stuff but leave a note asking whoever it is to move their stuff

    I am doing a big shop tonight so definitely need my space back soon!

    Thanks xxxx
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    Return it, but leave a clear note saying that you need the space back.
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    personally, i would put it on thiers shelves, if there is no room leave it out but might be a good idea to tell them so it doesn't all go off
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    Jam it onto everyone elses shelf.
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    i had this went i came back last year from halls, everyone changed their shelf as well which really annoyed me. all you can do is go and actually tell everyone, i mean actually talk to them to find out who's stuff it is so that they can go and put it on their own shelf otherwise you may get into trouble over food they have brought going off- even if it really is their fault.
    ive found after a while people dont read notes or it just tends to annoy me a lot more than actually talking to them about it, seems to get solved if you talk to them where as a note can be taken the wrong way or seen more aggressive that needed and therefore people tend to just ***** :/.
    sort it out now and you shouldnt have any problem
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    Seriously, get a mini-fridge. You can pick one up second hand for very little and it will make life a lot easier!
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    There isn't any room on anyone else's shelves

    And actually speaking to them is problematic too. The people I live with aren't very social and we're rarely in the kitchen together. When I knock on their doors - they ignore me!

    I think I'll put it back with a note.

    Thanks guys xxx
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    Never had designated shelves in my whole time at uni. Just put stuff wherever there is space.

    I wouldn't leave their food out though, that will only end in disaster.
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    Yeah, put it back with a note and (this is what I have done in the past) put a BIG note on the kitchen door as well. If it's still there when you need to put your shopping in the fridge later, remove it and leave it on the counter.
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    (Original post by Charlski)
    Yeah, put it back with a note and (this is what I have done in the past) put a BIG note on the kitchen door as well. If it's still there when you need to put your shopping in the fridge later, remove it and leave it on the counter.
    This is my plan :cool: thank you! xx
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    If someone steals your fridge space for the first time then you should move it to their shelf, if their shelf is full then leave it on the counter.
    If it happens again you are entitled to eat whatever they've put on your shelf.
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    I thought this would be about
    Either people stealing your food
    Or the fridge magnets you can use to write insults to each other with

    I we have a lot of both in my house, We even have a cool wall... It's a constant battle to keep yourself up in the sub-zero section.

    Be thankful you're only fighting for space! Why do you need you own shelf? All meat on the bottom and nothing else will leak ect.
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    (Original post by blinkbelle)
    There isn't any room on anyone else's shelves

    And actually speaking to them is problematic too. The people I live with aren't very social and we're rarely in the kitchen together. When I knock on their doors - they ignore me!

    I think I'll put it back with a note.

    Thanks guys xxx
    They sound like knobs! Throw there food in the bin! They'll soon stop using your shelf!! :yep:
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    Put everything back in, when you return from shopping fit in your things where you can. No one owns the fridge or a certain shelf, it is communal. I don't eat meat but I find my raw vegetables or cooked vegetarian meal next to meat or milk all the time. It isn't ideal but it won't hurt you. Unless you have an allergy then there isn't much you can do. Talk to you flatmates about it. I wouldn't call this fridge wars, a little extreme...

    I understand you want to have your own space in the fridge but not everyone is able to adhere to this. We sort of have our own shelves but if I didn't have enough space and vice versa I wouldn't see a problem with moving something or putting an item on another shelf. By the sounds of it this is all that has happened, no space, big empty shelf - they put their shopping/milk etc there.

    It sounds a bit selfish if you take their things out and leave it on the side just for it being on the wrong shelf. The person/people could even end up with food poisoning depending on what the item was/is.
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    Yeah make sure you put a note in, that way they'll know you really mean business.

    TALK TO THEM
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    (Original post by blinkbelle)
    Including a massive milk bottle - which has leaked all over the shelf!
    There's no point crying over spilt milk.

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    I came back from uni, to find that EVERY single inch of fridge space has been taken up by the girls in my flat.

    They're never around, either, and two of them don't seem to speak decent English, despite being third years.

    Doesn't help that we only have one fridge between five of us, but still, I need to eat too
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    (Original post by Pheonixx)
    I thought this would be about
    Either people stealing your food
    Or the fridge magnets you can use to write insults to each other with

    I we have a lot of both in my house, We even have a cool wall... It's a constant battle to keep yourself up in the sub-zero section.

    Be thankful you're only fighting for space! Why do you need you own shelf? All meat on the bottom and nothing else will leak ect.
    stupid argument.
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    (Original post by there's too much love)
    stupid argument.
    What the be thankful bit? I wasn't being serious.
    Or the idea that if you living together you can share shelf space?
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    (Original post by Dionysus)
    Seriously, get a mini-fridge. You can pick one up second hand for very little and it will make life a lot easier!
    But iv heard that cos they "are a fire hazard", you could end terminating your contract?!?!

    How/where do you hide it :confused:
 
 
 
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