One of the things I have to before man winter is remove all the window A/C units. The steps involved aren’t too complicated, but it’s just heavy and cumbersome to carry the A/C units to the basement where I store them.
I have to gain entry to each of the bedrooms and I always ask permission before entering; they could be home or not. The usual response from my roommates is, “yeah, that’s fine.
This is one of the few times I enter a roommates’ room.
Every time I enter a room of a new roommate, it’s a surprise. Sometimes the room is clean and tidy and everything looks normal.
Other times, it’s a disaster zone.
I didn’t take any pictures to post them because I feel that would violate their privacy.
The best I can do is describe it.
My newest roommate moved in July and I have never seen his room until I went to remove the A/C unit the other day. Everything seemed normal and tidy because this roommate likes to keep things that way.
On the other hand, my other roommate who lives in the basement room, the area is a disaster zone. The basement room is divided into two sections, a bedroom area and a living area. I knew the living area is a mess because I pass by there all the time to do laundry.
I then had to remove the A/C unit from the basement room and I had to enter the bedroom area of the room. Man, let me tell you there was everything everywhere, there’s no rhyme or reason why things are placed the way it is. There’s cloths on the floor and wheeling out the A/C unit(it’sa portable unit in the basement) was a bit of the challenge because of the all things on the floor.
As far as I’m concerned it’s just cloths and personal belongings on the floor. It looks messy by any standards. As a “live-in landlord,” I can’t really say anything to make him clean it up, if he wants to live in an dis-organized room, then by all means he’s free to do that.
Read this post if you want to determine if your roommate is a slob or not. I strongly believe there’s correlation based on the two roommates I currently have.
Were any of you shocked by the state of your roommates room when you were doing maintenance?