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As someone who finds themselves partaking in long routines to ensure cleanliness, I must say I’m a little concerned about staying in student accommodation at university, particularly in later years when facilities such as kitchens and bathrooms are more communal. Will I freak out about unclean people in my accommodation? Will people find my habits annoying/antagonising? I can just imagine finding a dirty sink in my accommodation and wanting to throw myself out of a window. Has anyone else had a similar issue and how has it played out for you? Any advice is appreciated.
- Also yes this may be a symptom of privilege or whatever, don’t flame me in the replies
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As someone who finds themselves partaking in long routines to ensure cleanliness, I must say I’m a little concerned about staying in student accommodation at university, particularly in later years when facilities such as kitchens and bathrooms are more communal. Will I freak out about unclean people in my accommodation? Will people find my habits annoying/antagonising? I can just imagine finding a dirty sink in my accommodation and wanting to throw myself out of a window. Has anyone else had a similar issue and how has it played out for you? Any advice is appreciated.
- Also yes this may be a symptom of privilege or whatever, don’t flame me in the replies
It is pot luck who you live with and it will require a bit of give and take.
If its going to be such an issue, then get a studio or 1 bed flat.


Yes people could well find you annoying and worse.
Its a good idea to stand your ground in shared accommodation, but dont be unreasonable and dont make enemies as they will last all year.
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As someone who finds themselves partaking in long routines to ensure cleanliness, I must say I’m a little concerned about staying in student accommodation at university, particularly in later years when facilities such as kitchens and bathrooms are more communal. Will I freak out about unclean people in my accommodation? Will people find my habits annoying/antagonising? I can just imagine finding a dirty sink in my accommodation and wanting to throw myself out of a window. Has anyone else had a similar issue and how has it played out for you? Any advice is appreciated.
- Also yes this may be a symptom of privilege or whatever, don’t flame me in the replies
It's very common for student flats to be a bit disgusting. If I were you I would book an ensuite flat as a minimum and if you can afford it, a studio flat where you have your own kitchen as well as bathroom - although these are less sociable it has to be said
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Depends who you live with but yeah communal kitchens and bathrooms can get messy, and messy students don't generally take kindly to being told to clean up after themselves.

You might be better off finding accommodation by yourself. I would also advise you go to your gp and get a referral for therapy (or see if your uni offer it). It sounds a lot like you have OCD and there are techniques out there that can help. It takes a lot of work but trust me it's worth it to be free from it and those thoughts.
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As someone who finds themselves partaking in long routines to ensure cleanliness, I must say I’m a little concerned about staying in student accommodation at university, particularly in later years when facilities such as kitchens and bathrooms are more communal. Will I freak out about unclean people in my accommodation? Will people find my habits annoying/antagonising? I can just imagine finding a dirty sink in my accommodation and wanting to throw myself out of a window. Has anyone else had a similar issue and how has it played out for you? Any advice is appreciated.
- Also yes this may be a symptom of privilege or whatever, don’t flame me in the replies
It's more likely than not that your flatmates will not have the same 'standards' of cleanliness as you, and probably won't be too happy with someone telling them how to clean. When I lived in halls, my flatmates were disgusting, and I had to clean the kitchen every time I wanted to use it. Speaking to them about it was like talking to a brick wall.

If your reaction to an unclean kitchen is to want to throw yourself out the window, then you really need to think seriously about getting your own studio/1 bed flat, so you can 100% control your environment. It'll cost more though.
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the flat will have some standards of cleanliness that have to be upheld. you can also talk to your residential life team if you need help asking them to clean up after themselves! :yep:
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