New Housemate Guide

  • Preamable explaining why this document / induction process exists
  • Bins
  • Dishwasher (loading, setting, salt, rise aid, cleaning)
  • Oven
  • Downstairs hob (how not to make it beep)
  • Induction hobs (portable, also how not to make it beep)
  • Food layout / food order / pantry / whiteboard
    • Why it is important to say what you want, keep the spreadsheet up to date, not buy ad-hoc
  • Communal toiletries / towels
  • Electricity (extensions, overloading, consumer unit, warehouse lights, what uses power, what does not)
  • Cleaning (hoover, bathroom, assumptions we have around cleaning)
  • Front door (winter etc)
  • Mail
  • Cooking (benefits of su-chef, no rota, activation energy)
  • Washing machine & drying system
  • Our digital tools (calendar, mail (& email hygiene), google drive, shared network drive, printer, wifi, wikis, troubleshooting these things, how the wired network works)
  • Entertainment: TV, soundbar, consoles
  • Culture of the lounge / audio presence around the house
  • Downstairs audio privacy
  • Balcony (closing shutters, closing door, shared smoking materials, not forgetting things on the balcony)
  • Fire safety tour (how to turn off fire alarm)
  • Party procedures
  • Workshop (how to ask for help, feel free to use stuff, safety gear, tidying up)
  • Upstairs office
  • Guests sleeping in housemate bedrooms
  • VR & exercise area
  • Upstairs kitchen (oven, whiteboard, toast with door shut, tea and pronouns)
  • Times of day
    • Showering / flushing late
    • Quiet times downstairs
    • Appliances
  • Lightbulbs, batteries, household consumables, booze & stationery pantry
  • Dinner time
    • Juice fridge
    • Table setting
    • Table clearing (please do it)
  • Communal space
    • If it is in a communal space it is going to get used or eaten
    • Write on if it you don't want this to happen
    • Leaving your stuff around (take it with you)
    • If you're leaving the communal space, take any dirty dishes to the kitchen
  • Attic / Loft
    • You've got to use the item at least once a year
    • Or it is unreasonable to store in your room
    • Are these two just Jess being stoic?
  • House group activities, things we sometimes do together
  • Bathrooms
    • Communal toiletries
    • Towels
    • Cleaning products
    • Medicine
  • Culture around working / not working
    • Cutting people slack who are working (when we do, when we don't)
    • Working from home (asking people to be quiet for client calls when in ones bedroom)
    • Communal working spaces
  • House bank account, debit card, petty cash, spare keys
  • How do get shit done & change things
    • We're surprisingly up for changing things
    • Do-ocracy
    • Consensus