Arguments over whose turn it is to wash the dishes are a common feature of house sharing. As a site keen on organisation, we’re disappointed to report that not many people try and solve that issue with a proper division of the cleaning tasks.
A survey of 724 people by accommodation sharing service EasyRoomMate suggests that despite the potential for annoyance, less than one in five share households actually bother to set up formal rosters for cleaning. Indeed, the option of letting one person do the cleaning was just about as popular as setting up a schedule. Most households simply settled for cleaning on an ad hoc basis, which is pleasingly informal but can also result in silent resentment building up over time.
How do you ensure your share house doesn’t turn into a pigsty? Share your strategies in the comments.