Does thieving happen often in uni hallsWatch
Student life, in partnership with UEA
yoghurt = all the time and you will notice
other treats = sometimes
other food = rarely.
Keep snacks and drinks in your room or in your locked cupboard.
Milk is seen as free for all (its dead annoying tbh although noones nicked it this year so theres a chance the perpretrator didn’t move into my 2nd year accomm haha) = if you don’t want your milk nicked buy UHT milk. Its long life and some people see it as vile (it isn’t) so will avoid it.
(I've had a flatmate once who would creep around in the night and go through wallets and bags, anything found missing would actually be blamed on a ghost, that's about as bad as it gets imo)
After that I made it a habit of keeping a decoy milk in the fridge, while I just stopped drinking milk altogether and switched to water in my porridge, instead. The decoy milk was infused with a menagerie of things, generally something capsaicin-based such as chilli seeds or otherwise (and their oils, of course.)
Made sure to constantly change brands and switch the milk around so no one knew who owned which bottle.
I was relatively lucky, I don't think anyone stole my food (or atleast I didn't notice!). This might be because I was a bit of a hygiene freak and preferred to store as much as possible in my room rather than the dirty kitchen. I did lose a new bottle of liquid laundry detergent though.