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I need advice :( ... my new roomate is not clean ( doesnt take out trash/ leaves kitchen counter dirty sometimes/ leaves shoes in the middle of common space)... she told me she was really clean during interview so i believed her. Im having a conversation with her tonight to come up with rules. If this doesnt resolve i plan on moving out. Do you think i should take a one bedroom for 2k or stick it out to july 2021 for 1k per month. Losing 1 k savings towards a house. Helpppp

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Have the conversation. Hopefully that helps. Getting a bi weekly cleaning service will cost you ~200/month and may also inspire your roommate to keep things tidy.

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1K is a lot... hygiene is also a lot... can you find a middle ground? Definitely talk about the rules and your expectations with respect to cleaning. U can also consider hiring someone to help clean every once in a while. Set some basic “respect/common sense for peaceful cohabitation„ rules (i.e. around hygiene, taking turns cleaning the house, noise, groceries, etc.) together. I definitely prefer to live alone so I don’t have to deal with other people’s mess, but that’s me 🤷‍♂️

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Agree with a lot above. Also as WDC1 stated see if your roommate is willing to split a bi-weekly cleaning service with you. That would help out and also will be cheaper than moving out entirely.

My wife tells me I’m a terrible roommate. I have no idea what she’s talking about. How important is “clean”? For some people it’s huge. For others it’s an annoyance. I’m unclear of the financial impact you wrote down. Are you talking about an extra 1k/month until 2021? That’s a lot of money. If so, have the conversation, be realistic in what you expect (clean isn’t a law anywhere, so don’t expect that your roommate will suddenly see the light and become reformed), and as other suggested propose a cleaning service. But be clear that the cleaning service isn’t an excuse. Most cleaning companies will ask you to “tidy up” ahead of time. So clothes, books, and inflatable bats still need to be out away regularly. Dishes don’t sit out overnight. Etc. Because if you don’t clarify, “but the cleaning lady” will become the reason your roommate doesn’t clean their stuff up.

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It’s like paying a personal trainer

Yeah just move out but have a conversation before you do that.

Clean can be a subjective term. If there is a next time, share examples of what you mean by clean with the roommate.

I did! I showed her the apt in person 3 times before her move in. I told her im ocd etc. she said she was the same way

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Thanks everyone for the advice!

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