If you have 49/53 of these things you definitely live in an all girls student house
And if you don’t, you can’t sit with us
All girls houses could be a science experiment. With sleepovers (despite having your own bed next door), sharing clothes and never giving them back and wine nights in your dressing gowns. The most random things happen in these houses, so how come we can all relate? If you’ve lived, or are still living, (you lucky things) in an all girls house you will have most of these things.
Fluffy blankets are a must, especially when you can’t turn the heating on.
In wine bottles, in candle holders or just your standard Yankee Candle. You light them most nights to romanticise your life and to live out your Pinterest board.
3. Alternative milk
At least one of you claims to have a dairy intolerance (me) or someone who is experimenting with veganism.
4. Rarely used kitchen appliances
Bonus points if they’re pink.
5. Coffee machine
You still spend £4 on a Pret everyday, but you like to have the first one for free.
6. Pink bathmats and towels
I feel like boys don’t even own bathmats, whilst girls go extra because they’re pink and (sometimes) clean.
7. An ‘everything draw’
You have no idea what is in here: a shoe, a pen or your ex’s charger. You never go in there and yet it contains half of your belongings.
8. Half empty bottles of wine and gin
The wine has gone off but one day you may need it for pres so you will never get rid of it. Especially as the bottle bank is all the way down the road.
You rarely remember to take them but when you do you feel like you’re doing Greta Thunberg proud.
10. Cleaning equipment
You have mops, surface spray, and laundry detergent. Whether it gets used is a whole other story.
11. A bag with all your other reusable bags in
You never take them to your Aldi shop so it just keeps growing.
12. Water bottles lying around everywhere
You sit down anywhere and they just appear.
13. Your friend’s jumper in your wardrobe
It’s practically yours now.
Fit checks are a must.
15. Colourful phone chargers
Because Apple ones break.
16. A place for all your shoes (usually just by the door)
Bonus if they’re all Uggs or Airforce.
Being a plant mum is hard!
18. Vegan protein powder
For the two days of the week you think you’re a gym queen.
19. Yoga mats
You had all good intentions to take up yoga… doing it is another story.
Do you use them, no.
21. Books that will never be read
Buying self help books don’t help if you don’t read them.
22. Key ring accessories
And then a place for when they all fall off (usually in the everything draw).
23. A fruit bowl
It may have one brown banana in but it had good intentions.
24. Nail varnish
You can find these down the sofa, on the table or under your bed. It’s like a lucky dip.
25. A shower puff
You can’t clean yourself any other way.
26. Nice smelling shower gel
No Radox here please.
27. Wine glasses shelf
A display of them, mixed in with a few TP cups.
28. Vaseline everywhere
These bad boys are the unsung hero of winter.
Electric or reed diffusers smell amazing and mask the fact you haven’t mopped the kitchen floor.
30. Extra wardrobe space
This is an essential item.
Because phones just don’t cut it anymore. Film, digital or disposable – they’re all making a comeback.
32. Girly drinking games
‘In the Girls Bathroom’ is a must.
33. About eight pots of hummus between you
All half eaten.
You may be grown ups, but you never miss an opportunity for Build-a-Bear.
35. Fridge Magnets
And a decorated fridge of course.
36. Christmas / Valentine’s / Birthday decorations still up
It’s not an orange garland, it’s a garnish tree now.
37. An overflowing glass bin
Hands down the worst chore that no one ever does.
38. A draw just for birthday stuff
Banners, balloons, candles, a tiara maybe? A dedicated draw of birthday paraphernalia ready to celebrate.
39. Cowboy hats
Most likely pink and/or fluffy. Again, no one quite knows how you acquired them, and they’re probably stuffed down the sofa.
Fake, dried, or fresh, at some point you will definitely listened to Miley one too many times, and got yourself a lovely bunch of flowers adorning your window sill.
Okay, you’re not one hundred per cent sure what each of them does or means, but they look nice.
43. A Velvetiser
“It was a present”.
44. A salt lamp
Probably purchased around the same time as the yoga mat and/or crystals.
45. So much bath stuff
(Even if you only have a shower).
46. Multiple vitamins
It still counts if you forget to take them right?
47. Your wifi password in a sensible place
Probably stuck on your fridge with a novelty magnet.
48. An Amazon Fire Stick / a Smart TV
You are not missing Love Island.
49. A Vinted or Depop account
Bonus points if most of the items listed are living in a housemate’s wardrobe.
50. Pictures from a photo booth
You’re all a bit shit-faced, but it’s wholesome nonetheless.
51. Crafting stuff
Whether it’s knitting needles, macrame cord, or watercolours and a sketch pad, you all love a mental health crafternoon.
52. Multiple bottles of pink gin
Still half full as you realise it’s not actually that nice.
53. Fairy lights (in every room)
They really can solve most of life’s problems.