Why YSK: Furnishing a new place can be expensive, and Universities always have stuff to get rid of. Sometimes even cool vintage stuff. At my local U surplus, I've seen everything from basic office supplies, file cabinets, monitors, desks, to pianos and weird old lab equipment. It's a crap-shoot, and places may or may not be open at the moment, but take a look. You might find something great.
I just put together a chest of draws and it was a super fun, calming experience. I felt like I was playing with an adult Lego set!
Not sure if this is a commonly unpopular opinion, but everyone I hear always complains about the process/instructions.
So I’ve (21) lived in this apartment for 4 years with no issues at all.
An old dude L, moved in under our apartment like 6 months ago or. Maybe a bit more. At first I had issues with him because I would be tanning outside in underwear. I didn’t care people could see me, or I would’ve put on more clothes. But I felt extremely uncomfortable because L and his colleague who is also old (60 something) decided to move my items on my table and sit down in my chairs right next to me. They also talked about me as if I wasn’t there and made random remarks. I can’t stress enough how close they sat and how uncomfortable I was. There are multiple tables they could’ve sat at. I moved cause it made me so uncomfortable and the colleague yelled rude things after me.
Later he’s told me when I can and can’t work out on my fitness mat because he has night shifts. The mat takes practically all the noise and I work out for like 50-60 minutes three times a week. Usually around 2-4pm. Not 11pm or 8am.
Now I’m assembling IKEA furniture in my room. It’s like close to 4pm now, I started at around 3pm. I’ve been as quiet as possible but now I’ve come to the part where I have to hammer in nails. About 20 in total. Again I try to be gentle but it does go through the floor a bit. I have nowhere else to do this. If I did it outside the furniture would get scratched up horribly. It’s cheap.
I’ve finished 8 nails and now he’s banging on his ceiling which is my floor. But what else am I supposed to do? Have no furniture and put my plants etc on the floor? It’s not my fault he’s hungover today.
AITA tho? I’m having cold sweats because he makes me so uncomfortable and him banging back makes me really worried he’s gonna come up here and yell at me. I never really make noise though, and we’ve never had any complaints.
Update! Thanks to everyone commenting. I was shaking and sweating when I wrote this post but a lot of you helped calm me down. Sorry for the misunderstandings about the whole SA thing or whatever we wanna call it. While I was hammering, my mom went down to knock on his door and he made some bullshit excuse but backed off. She is also gonna talk to our landlord next time she sees him because we are good friends with him and I don’t feel entirely safe. Mom got a tight hug.
Note: a lot to you guys are talking about quiet times. I didn’t even realize that was a thing. It’s not in my country at least :) so I didn’t violate any rules
My roommate (F24) dumped her boyfriend (M30) of a year on Saturday. Currently on the lease for the house is me (F24), my girlfriend (F25), and my roommate. Her boyfriend moved in with us last summer but wasn't on the initial lease and did not want to be added to it when we renewed in March.
We were all fine giving him as much time as he needed to get out because he's sad as all hell but on Monday morning at about 3 am he lost his shit on my roommate for saying she didn't see them getting back together in the future (I guess that part had not been clear to him up until that point). He immediately woke everyone up screaming about how she is a whore and we shouldn't live with a slut like her while packing up all of his stuff.
Not fun considering we ALL had work early in the morning and I live with pilots who kind of need to be well rested in order to function well at their job.
Fast forward to today, he tells us he is coming by tomorrow morning to get the rest of the furniture and he doesn't want any of us home. That wouldn't be a problem because we all have work but it just seems sketchy that he specifically wanted nobody home. I have a dog and a cat (that was missing for two weeks because HE left the sliding glass door open a few months ago) that I really don't want getting out not to mention all of my stuff. He didn't ever seem like the kind of guy who would be crazy and steal/destroy anything but he's obviously extremely emotional and that effects your decision making process.
I messaged him asking if he could wait until three when my girlfriend is off of work so she could be there to watch the animals since he probably will have the door/garage open to get his furniture. He said he would be out before then and not to worry about the pets... I literally begged him over text to work with us and coordinate on any time when someone could be there and he is adamant about tomorrow morning. I just don't have a good feeling and I brought up changing the locks tonight. My roommate thinks it's a good idea but he's been really mean to her the past couple days and I think she probably wants to be a dick back. My girlfriend thinks we should just take the animals to a friend's tomorrow and let him do what he wants.
AITA if I change the locks? I know that he'll be PISSED if he shows up and his key doesn't work but if I warn him I really think he'll just bring his tool kit and get into the house one way or another.
UPDATE 4/29: Thanks to everybody who told me I... keep reading on reddit ➡
I got a bunch of these items from pascal, and I dont know what to do with them. So I decided to give them away! This is my first giveaway so please bear with me haha. I have all the DIYs for them, so if you would like to craft the wall clock and rug, as well as the fence, we can figure something out!
I will be drawing the winner at around 10PM EST, which is 10 hours from now. Comment if you would like to join!
Note: I am giving every participant a number. I will respond a second time if you win :)
Edit: Congrats to u/tyffanyt for winning!
A guy was selling a sideboard online. I contacted him about it and said I was interested. He told me that one of the legs was broken and would have to be reattached. I have fixed many pieces of furniture in the past and I told him that was no problem, I would be able to fix it. He acted very worried and asked me if I was sure, saying that the furniture could not be used without a leg and did I know that? I said again that it was fine, and I would fix it.
We agreed that he would drive with his truck to my house (maybe a forty five minute trip) and drop it off. My brother would be there to to help unload and carry it.
When it arrived, he turned to my brother and told him that he’d fixed the leg for us. I went to go look at his fix. What he’d done is glued it back on, smearing a thick layer of gorilla glue all over the side of the cabinet and the leg, and drilled several huge and obvious silver screws into it, splitting the wood into several places. He’d turned a simple fix (which I have done before) into a total mess.
I told him that I wouldn’t be buying it, because he’d messed it up and I didn’t want to put effort into fixing this mess. He turned to my brother again and said, in an offended tone, that he’d fixed it, that he’d saved my brother (not me, my brother) a large amount of work. My brother said “talk to her, I don’t know anything about it.” The guy got very mad when I again insisted I didn’t want it, and said that he’d driven forty five minutes so we should just suck it up and buy it. Eventually he left, though. He posted to the group he’d posted the furniture onto, ranting about buyers who waste his time.
My brother thinks I made the whole thing into way bigger of a deal than it needed to be. My parents agree and think, with the time he’d invested, I should have bought it.
Title of the post.
It’s like you have no choice but create Liyue furnitures especially outside. Liyue has pavillions, walkways, an awesome gate, shit ton of walls and statues while Monstadt barely has anything. I mean have you seen the gate? Its looks so pitiful when compared to the Liyue one. I know they will probably add more in the future but as someone who chose the Island theme, I wanted to have more choices.
I [21F] made the incredibly stupid (in hindsight) decision to move in with high school friends about 4 months ago.
Prior to that I lived interstate to do an apprenticeship. I moved back to my home city to pursue a university degree (now that Im a qualified electrician) and the only people I knew were people I knew from 4 years ago in high school, who happened to need a 4th person to go on a lease.
It was a nightmare. For starters, they gave me the smallest room and yet expected me to pay more rent because "I had a well paying job" (I'm working part time for an electrical company, as one of their employees went part time due to having a baby and I am also in fulltime uni). They never cooked or cleaned, in spite of eating whatever I made, so I would bulk cook for a week and find most of it gone. They also agreed we should all just get milk and bread for the house, but it was only me.
On top of that, I was the only one with a licence and car (kinda essential in my line of work) so they'd throw a fit if I didnt give them lifts places.
A bit TMI but they also decided that sex positivity meant "making absolutely no effort to close doors" when getting down and dirty, and also doing it on communal (which was actually mine, I lived in an apartment previously and provided all the essentials) furniture. I'm no puritan, but I don't want it happening on MY furniture without so much as a by your leave.
So, by the end I was cooking, cleaning, driving people places, living in the smallest room, and paying more than everyone else for food and rent. So, I left. There is a penalty for breaking a lease, but anything was worth paying to get out of there.
I knew they'd get angry so I did the preparation on the down low, got another place lined up (by myself, thankfully), and lined up a couple of work mates to help me move everything out. I told them everything two weeks before I scheduled the move, and they tried to talk me out of it.
They kinda dropped it till my mates rocked up in the morning of the move with their van, at which point they lost it. They said they hadn't thought I was serious, and i couldn't do this to them. and they've basically been calling me every name under the sun (ablist, classist, sex shaming) and dragging me online.
Am I an asshole for leaving them in this predicament? The furniture is mine, but I still feel kind of guilty.
ETA - they're all on my home country's equivalent to benefits, while they study full time. One also works part tim... keep reading on reddit ➡