Ten Things NOT to do When Flat Sharing in Malta 🇲🇹
What are the unwritten rules of flat sharing in Malta? We collected ten things that you should stop doing if you want to have a good relationship with your flatmates. Let’s jump right in:
1. Stop eating your flatmates’ food without asking first! 🍲
2. Don’t leave the toilet seat up! Getting up in the middle of the night, stumbling into the bathroom, only to meet with the cold truth that is the ceramic toilet seat… 💩
3. Stop leaving empty dishes in the sink! Mouldy, stinking dishes will ruin a friendship. #truth 🍽️
4. Showers… are to be taken quickly! Don't finish all the hot water. 🛁
5. Don’t collect the laundry for a month & wash everything at the same time! 🧺
6. Stop smoking inside! Even if there’s only one person in the house who doesn’t like it… be considerate. 🚬
7. Stop blasting music in the shared spaces. Headphones were created for a reason. Unless you are participating in a shared cooking event, keep the volume down. 🕺
8. Don’t let their plants die. If one of your mates asks you to take care of their plants while travelling, you have one simple task: water them plants! 🌵
9. Don’t leave your hair clogging the drain(s)! 🤢
10. Most importantly: stop being an ass! If your flatmates don’t like the way you are acting, change! In return, you can expect them to do the same. 👊👊👊
Practice These Things and Become a Better Flatmate ✅ 🧑🏻🤝🧑🏽🧑🏿🤝🧑🏽
Co-living or flat sharing in Malta with others is not always easy, but it definitely has its benefits. If you follow these rules, we can guarantee that your flatmates will appreciate it!
No one expects you to be perfect at it right from the start, but if you all accept that it is a process and work on becoming better as a community, it won’t be too hard. Listen to each other, learn from your mistakes, and make sure that nothing remains unsaid. This is the only way to live in harmony in a flat share.
Extra tip: it might be a good idea to sit down one afternoon and discuss everyone’s needs. Agree on cleaning arrangements, working schedules and decide on some common rules everyone in the house/apartment should follow. Hang the list somewhere visible, pin it on the fridge. This way, you can always remind yourself and your flatmates if you need reminding.