By Jenn - 16/08/2014 12:10 - United Kingdom - London
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Do it the old fashioned way and bring their mess to them. I'm sure they don't want to sleep on garbage and such.
I love this idea. If they leave dirty dishes in the sink, put them on their bed. If they leave crap on the floor, move it to their bed. If they leave their toothpaste and toothbrush out, put it on their bed. This doesn't work for dirty sinks or bathrooms but hopefully they'll get the hint and start helping out more. Hopefully.
It sometimes backfires. I once had a roommate who tried to blame the stench in the bathroom on the cats my other roommate and I owned, peeing in said bathroom. We finally traced down the stench to bitchy roommates wet, dirty towels starting to mold on the floor by the shower. We gathered them up and piled them nicely on her pillow and bed while she was at work. When she came home and discovered this, and our explaination of, "found source of reek, stop being so gross", she made it her personal mission to be an evem bigger, more insufferable psycho bitch until the lease was up. I ended up paying out my part of the lease just to get away from her.
If you ever have guests, you should put a sign on the floor with "Caution, two 5 years old kids moving through the floors"
Clean your parts (and only your parts) of the place. See how long it takes for them to get the picture.
I think the problem is that his roommates don't care if they live in a filthy house and are fine with their spots not being clean. It may be a very long time and a very disgusting house before they finally decide to do some cleaning. Like mouldy dishes disgusting.