If you never lived in a flat-share, were you even a student for realz? The question doesn’t really have an answer, but it shows one thing. Living with another person under one roof is a one-of-a-kind experience.

And it’s not only about leaving dirty socks in plain sight, bringing in a bunch of friends at 2 am, or borrowing chocolate biscuits with 0.001% intention to return them. Whichever side you were, or currently are, standing on, you probably feel right and the other person is most likely wrong.

But in the land of flat- and house-sharing, there are no right or wrong people, there’s only a nasty-meter that goes up every single time you put an empty pack of ice cream back to rest in the freezer. Call it an exaggeration, but god is in the details when it comes to flat-sharing.

Pssst! More 'I live with a monster' pics can be found in a previous compilation by Bored Panda right here.

#1

Thesis Due In A Few Days And I Don’t Need This Extra Stress Of People Stealing My Stuff From The Communal Fridge

Thesis Due In A Few Days And I Don’t Need This Extra Stress Of People Stealing My Stuff From The Communal Fridge

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Kanishka Patel
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1 day ago

People need to learn to mind their business

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#2

The Way My Dad Puts Things Away In The Fridge. This Is A Piece Of Steak

The Way My Dad Puts Things Away In The Fridge. This Is A Piece Of Steak

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Kanishka Patel
Community Member
1 day ago

Thats nasty

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Living with someone is never easy. Whether you’re partners, friends, or random students who met by pure chance and equal need to share a flat, the truth is, a big part of the deal comes down to not-so-sweet moments. Like, noticing your biscuit bag rapidly shrinking in size, or drinking the chamomile tea and shoving in the ear plugs since your roommate is a night owl with a passion for techno.

Sometimes, though, it gets more awful than that. And when you realize your relationship has become somewhat passive-aggressive and your sticky note battle is getting out of hand, it may be too late to save your (and your roommate's, for that matter) sanity.

#3

My Husband Bought Memory Foam For “His Side Of The Bed”

My Husband Bought Memory Foam For “His Side Of The Bed”

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Sarah
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1 day ago

That's going on his side of the floor.

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#4

My Dad Who Takes Bites Out Of Butter. Disgusting

My Dad Who Takes Bites Out Of Butter. Disgusting

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Vero Morales
Community Member
1 day ago

eeeeeeewwwwwwwwww

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Fortunately, there are some things everyone can do to make sure sharing a flat is not a one-way ride to hell. First, make sure you’re compatible from the very beginning. I know, nobody is going to marry their roommate, but being sure you have similar lifestyles, hobbies, and at least, are not immediately averse to one another is a good start.

However, many people who have experienced a flat share can assure you that living with your best friend is not a good idea either. Even though it sounds like a dream come true, living with your BFF may reveal less savory aspects of people’s personalities (And personal hygiene.) After all, it’s not worth putting your friendship on trial just so you two can spend even more time under one roof.

The truth is, when you start living with someone you know, little things that you were not particularly keen on about their personalities often snowball into giant arguments.

#5

My Wife Putting This Peanut Butter In The Trash Because It’s Empty

My Wife Putting This Peanut Butter In The Trash Because It’s Empty

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Raine Soo
Community Member
1 day ago (edited)

That is rather wasteful. What an inconvenience for her to get a knife to fish it out.

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#6

When Your Housemate Uses The Living Room As His Bedroom

When Your Housemate Uses The Living Room As His Bedroom

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Raine Soo
Community Member
1 day ago

I'm surprised you don't have vermin roaming around.

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#7

My Husband Is Technologically Challenged

My Husband Is Technologically Challenged

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Kanishka Patel
Community Member
1 day ago

The lid is literally right there!

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#8

I Married A Monster

I Married A Monster

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Raine Soo
Community Member
1 day ago

Ugh. That is so inconsiderate.

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#9

"Its Always So Cold In Our House. Our Furnace Sucks." -Wife Jan2020 -32C

"Its Always So Cold In Our House. Our Furnace Sucks." -Wife Jan2020 -32C

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Raine Soo
Community Member
1 day ago

Does your wife undestand how the furnace works?

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Even though there are no existing rules governing how roommates should live with one another, psychologist Fredric Neuman suggests a couple of things to have in mind. First, it’s mutual respect. “By respect, I mean certain specific things: Do not eat the other person’s food unless you ask first. Do not borrow clothes, or pick up money lying around, or take up any other possession of the other person without asking first.”

#10

The Way My GF "Puts Away The Groceries" Still In The Bag

The Way My GF "Puts Away The Groceries" Still In The Bag

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Rachel Ashwell
Community Member
1 day ago

Maybe you could help put them away since she went out to get them?

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#11

Wife Doesn’t Pay Attention To What We Already Have When Buying Groceries

Wife Doesn’t Pay Attention To What We Already Have When Buying Groceries

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Raine Soo
Community Member
1 day ago

Is making a shopping list beyond her?

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#12

My Mom Always Eats The Chocolate And Puts It Back In The Freezer Like That

My Mom Always Eats The Chocolate And Puts It Back In The Freezer Like That

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Raine Soo
Community Member
1 day ago

Ewww! Is your mum keeping it for later or is someone else expected to finish it off for her?

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#13

I Married The Person Who Does This

I Married The Person Who Does This

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Raine Soo
Community Member
1 day ago

Is that a valid ground for divorce?

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#14

My Brother Has A Habit

My Brother Has A Habit

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Kanishka Patel
Community Member
1 day ago

Forgetful people. Im one of them I can literally do this

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#15

How My Wife Loads The Dishwasher

How My Wife Loads The Dishwasher

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LoveThePanda
Community Member
1 day ago

My boyfriend AFTER I SHOWED HIM EXACTLY HOW TO DO IT A MILLION TIMES. I go to check the next time and he still hasn't figured it out

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Second, it’s following through financial commitments so that none of the roommates feel pressured. Also, chores should be done without reminding one another, so make sure to set up a schedule in the communal zone.

#16

This Is How My Mom Puts The Knives Away In The Drying Rack

This Is How My Mom Puts The Knives Away In The Drying Rack

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Kanishka Patel
Community Member
1 day ago

Does she secretly hate somebody in the house?

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#17

My Wife Ate Every Single Marshmallow In A Family Sized Box Of Count Chocula. Every Single One

My Wife Ate Every Single Marshmallow In A Family Sized Box Of Count Chocula. Every Single One

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BOU
Community Member
1 day ago

Less diabetes for you then

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#18

The Way My Family Leaves The Toothpaste

The Way My Family Leaves The Toothpaste

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LoveThePanda
Community Member
1 day ago

Ewwww that is just gross

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#19

My Roommate Has Difficulties In Finding The Right Hole

My Roommate Has Difficulties In Finding The Right Hole

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Raine Soo
Community Member
1 day ago

Was the flatmate drunk? Because that takes a lot of effort to do.

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According to Fredric Neuman, it’s best not to keep close track of everything you do for your roommate. “Weighing every action on a scale leads invariably to someone feeling disadvantaged,” he argues, so it’s best not to set your expectations too high.

#20

Less Than 2 Days After Moving In, One Of My Roommates Scratched My New, Non-Stick Pan With Metal Utensils

Less Than 2 Days After Moving In, One Of My Roommates Scratched My New, Non-Stick Pan With Metal Utensils

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Raine Soo
Community Member
1 day ago

That's something my dad would do. Heh.

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#21

My Husband Doesn't Want The Case To Get Scratched And Cause An "Eyesore"

My Husband Doesn't Want The Case To Get Scratched And Cause An "Eyesore"

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Raine Soo
Community Member
1 day ago

Too late!

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#22

I Live With Monsters

I Live With Monsters

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BOU
Community Member
1 day ago

More like I live with diarrhoea

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#23

This Is How My Boyfriend Leaves The Sink After He Shaves

This Is How My Boyfriend Leaves The Sink After He Shaves

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Kanishka Patel
Community Member
1 day ago

Disgusting

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#24

Live With A Girl They Said, Things Will Be Clean They Said

Live With A Girl They Said, Things Will Be Clean They Said

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Raine Soo
Community Member
1 day ago

That's a common fallacy.

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#25

We Love Awful Roommates

We Love Awful Roommates

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Kanishka Patel
Community Member
1 day ago

Ew thats so lazy

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This should be common sense, but you’d be surprised how many roommates actually don't comply with not going into your roommate’s bedroom unless they are present. Setting boundaries before starting to live together is a great way to make sure everyone is one the same page.

For some people, common sense may vary, and letting everyone know you’re not comfortable with anyone visiting your room without you present is a simple way to avoid miscommunication.

#26

My Roommate Can’t Read

My Roommate Can’t Read

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Kanishka Patel
Community Member
1 day ago

I can imagine how annoying it must be living with bad roommates. My aunt had one in college and the roommate was so lazy. My aunt then got tired and she said she would not cook for anyone anymore.(And yes, she also did that for the roomate). So, my aunt was a hardworking person and she would make dinner early and go off to work. Then, the roommate would eat her dinner and she would e hungry. Also, she wasn't very rich back then and the roommate was a monster, in my opinion.

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#27

I Went To The Fridge To Get Milk For My Cereal But Someone Put The Milk Back With This Much

I Went To The Fridge To Get Milk For My Cereal But Someone Put The Milk Back With This Much

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LoveThePanda
Community Member
1 day ago

I'd be super pissed

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#28

How My Girlfriend Takes The First Piece Of Freshly Baked Brownies

How My Girlfriend Takes The First Piece Of Freshly Baked Brownies

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Jocelyn
Community Member
1 day ago

THE EDGES ARE THE BEST PAAAAART!!! she's definitely an alien.

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#29

We Are A Family Of Four

We Are A Family Of Four

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El muerto
Community Member
1 day ago

either somebody has a secret family or they have ghosts with great hygiene

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#30

Day 6 Of Living With A Roommate For The First Time. I’m Looking For A New Place

Day 6 Of Living With A Roommate For The First Time. I’m Looking For A New Place

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Sarah
Community Member
1 day ago

Gotta wonder...who exactly do they think is going to clean this up? Oh, right...Mommy.

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#31

My Damn Family

My Damn Family

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Raine Soo
Community Member
1 day ago

Can they actually read or are they just messing with you?

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#32

This Is How I Cut My Pizza To Avoid Cutting Pepperoni. My Girlfriend Said To Post It To The Internet

This Is How I Cut My Pizza To Avoid Cutting Pepperoni. My Girlfriend Said To Post It To The Internet

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sturmwesen
Community Member
1 day ago

Pick them up, lay them how you want them, cut. It's not that hard.

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#33

My Sister Opens Them Up To Check The Flavor And Puts It Back If She Doesn't Want It. The Flavor Is Also Printed At The Bottom Of The Wrapper

My Sister Opens Them Up To Check The Flavor And Puts It Back If She Doesn't Want It. The Flavor Is Also Printed At The Bottom Of The Wrapper

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Anarchy (they/them)
Community Member
1 day ago

B-but strawberry is the best flavor...

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#34

The Way My Roommate Gives Me Rent

The Way My Roommate Gives Me Rent

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Sarah
Community Member
1 day ago

Lap dancer?

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#35

How My Family Uses A Tapeline

How My Family Uses A Tapeline

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Kanishka Patel
Community Member
1 day ago

Seriously

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#36

My Roommate Left A Surprise In The Kitchen, While I Was Outside

My Roommate Left A Surprise In The Kitchen, While I Was Outside

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Kanishka Patel
Community Member
1 day ago

She could've just picked it up than done that

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#37

How My Girlfriend’s Mum Stores The Washing Liquid

How My Girlfriend’s Mum Stores The Washing Liquid

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Marie Stanford
Community Member
1 day ago

An ER visit waiting to happen....

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#38

My Stuff Is Circled. The Other Stuff Is My Sister's

My Stuff Is Circled. The Other Stuff Is My Sister's

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Kanishka Patel
Community Member
1 day ago

This is how I am. I need to change before I go off to college or it will be embarrassing for me

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#39

The Cord For My Wife’s Vacuum

The Cord For My Wife’s Vacuum

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Anna Banana
Community Member
1 day ago

Wait, you each have your own vacuum?

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#40

How My Step Dad Decided To Close A Box Of Cereal After Eating Edibles Last Night

How My Step Dad Decided To Close A Box Of Cereal After Eating Edibles Last Night

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Kanishka Patel
Community Member
1 day ago

WHYYYY

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#41

I Love My Wife Dearly, But This Is How She Leaves The Ice Cream After Getting Some For Herself

I Love My Wife Dearly, But This Is How She Leaves The Ice Cream After Getting Some For Herself

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Raine Soo
Community Member
1 day ago

I've never seen this before. Why did she need to destroy half the carton?

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#42

My Girlfriend Doesn't Zip The Resealable Bag Closed And Puts The Bag In Upside Down

My Girlfriend Doesn't Zip The Resealable Bag Closed And Puts The Bag In Upside Down

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LoveThePanda
Community Member
1 day ago

That's my bf but will swear he doesn't know who did it. I know my kid's didn't do it, I can bet my life that my kid's wouldn't do it

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#43

My Roommate Has Hit New Peaks Of Laziness

My Roommate Has Hit New Peaks Of Laziness

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Kanishka Patel
Community Member
1 day ago

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#44

How My Son Left My Socket Set

How My Son Left My Socket Set

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Marck Lorentsen
Community Member
1 day ago

write him out of your will...!

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#45

The Husband Used My Favorite Knife As A Garden Tool

The Husband Used My Favorite Knife As A Garden Tool

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Kim Kermes
Community Member
1 day ago

Justifiable homicide.

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#46

My Kids Are Trying To Give Me A Stroke

My Kids Are Trying To Give Me A Stroke

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Erin Womack
Community Member
1 day ago

At least they are brushing their teeth. Get scared when it’s not maliciously warped and they promise to have clean teeth

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#47

How My Wife Throws Away Boxes

How My Wife Throws Away Boxes

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Doubleheader
Community Member
1 day ago

Recycle yo

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#48

Things You Find The Morning After Your Australian Housemate Got Hammered

Things You Find The Morning After Your Australian Housemate Got Hammered

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Angharad Eatough
Community Member
1 day ago

what has Australian got to do with it?

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#49

My Girlfriend Opens Cereal Like A Neanderthal

My Girlfriend Opens Cereal Like A Neanderthal

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Sarah
Community Member
1 day ago

Scissors, honey; they're called scissors.

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#50

Savages

Savages

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LoveThePanda
Community Member
1 day ago

THROW ALL THE KID'S AWAY

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