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Ahh, it couldn’t last forever. Generally our flatmates are great, and not around very much (plus, we’re pretty self-contained with our downstairs floor). Don’t get me wrong, there are perks. Company when you want it, awesome meals when we convince the resident chef to do us a solid, cheaper bills split more ways. We have a good camaraderie going on most of the time, almost Friends-like.

But the housekeeping honeymoon is definitely over.

I refuse to do what I tried to do in previous houses, and shoulder the majority of the work just so it gets done. As long as we’re here, I’ll simply live with common areas that quite aren’t up to my standards – again, this is okay as we have 3 rooms of our own downstairs – bedroom, little lounge, spare room – plus our own bathroom.

It feels like T and I have been in a pretty good housekeeping groove for our own real estate. He isn’t home as much as I am (that’s by choice, between sports + socialising) but I’m making a conscious effort to restrict my cleaning to ‘cleaning time’ when we’re both home.  Yes, I have higher standards, and yes I’m home more often because I’m a homebody, but it’s really important to me not to be saddled with like 90% of the cleaning nonetheless.

This week’s links

A pretty awesome guide on starting a new job, the right way

Outrage over the housing market is justified

Millennials thriving financially have one thing in common: rich parents

You can work more. You can save more. Or you can want less

On attractions outside of marriage

Ramifications of the recession – the physical and emotional edition

Musings about models of work, employment and entrepreneurship

4 thoughts on “Link love (Powered by setbacks, enough said)

  • Reply sherry @ save. spend. splurge. July 18, 2015 at 12:08

    I’d agree with rich Millennials having a lot of $$$ help. Very rare/few exceptions to what seems to be the rule, and it just makes sense.

  • Reply Clarisse @ Make Money Your Way July 18, 2015 at 12:54

    I love cleaning our house and gardening. I’m planning to do a general cleaning today since we have a long weekend.

  • Reply Jayson @ Monster Piggy Bank July 18, 2015 at 23:02

    I have shared the guide on “How to Start a New Job” with my newly graduate friends. I hope this article impacts somehow how they view employment and managing their life and money.

  • Reply Taylor Lee @ Engineer Cents July 18, 2015 at 23:30

    I’m thinking of hiring cleaners to come in every other month or so to help mind the cleanliness gap in our house. Unfortunately, my partner is quite a bit messier than I am, and it’s starting to spill over from just his bedroom and office to common areas in the house.

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