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Sharing cleaning tasks among housemates is a pain point. The Splittable app is currently putting out fires in the shared costs department. Our survey on cleaning habits suggests housesharers might need a little help when it comes to sharing cleaning too – let’s face it, we all hate it!
We undertook a survey to gain an insight in terms of what cleaning activities housesharers participate in, whether they share the cleaning duties with their housemates, and if they use any methods to track the cleaning in their homes.
Chores are often shared within the household, with most respondents saying that they do not clean their houseshare alone.
The most commonly completed chores were cleaning of the bathroom, then washing up, with hoovering and cleaning the floors coming in third. Sound familiar?
Most houseshares do not keep track of their cleaning habits, and those that do only keep track verbally or ask amongst themselves rather than using a formal method such as a cleaning rota. Can I smell the dusty path to conflict-city?…
Have you ever asked yourself, “What rights do I have as a tenant?” My partner and I currently live in an ex-local council, shared two-bed flat in Hackney Wick. Unfortunately, not for long!! We will be leaving at the end of our Tenancy Agreement, after managing to bat away the Landlord’s attempt to illegally evictContinue Reading
We’re excited to be taking part in the UK’s innovation festival celebrating the high growth tech sector! OpenCo has been described as a mix between a music festival, a tech conference and an artist’s open studio as described in this Media Week Article entitled “Why Mediabrands brough OpenCo to the UK“. To participate in OpenCo, justContinue Reading
Why is it that the little things, the things we would like to say we’re capable of breaking up into bite-size chunks, somehow unite in a crusade to defeat us? This is the story of the leaky tap and how not to deal with it. It’s fair to say I went a little crazy. RatherContinue Reading
Hey everyone, we’re Locatable… and much like a shy, pre-pubescent teenager, we’re super smitten to announce that lately we’ve been receiving a little bit of attention from the “hotties” of the media, including the Guardian, the Independent and Real Estate Pundit. It isn’t our new haircut or boyish charm, but our Housemates’ Guide to Happiness thatContinue Reading
Time flies when you’re having fun, or buried doing customer research! Hi there, I’m Nick, co-founder and CEO of Locatable. While our horizons are and have always been bright, they have changed direction a little, so I wanted to give you an update on what’s going on with our business and where we’re at. StartingContinue Reading
“Why do I need a guide to tell me how to get along with my housemates in our new home? I’m a grown up now”…we all thought so too. But sometimes, even people you think you know better than you know yourself have actually concealed some of the most outrageous habits that are justContinue Reading
This week we have a new article from our friends at SaveOnEnergy.com about a few repairs that are really easy to make for renters: Moving into your first flat is exciting, but that independence comes with some responsibilities. What happens the first time the toilet leaks? Not only is the incessant dripping of water annoying,Continue Reading
We were lucky enough to have Jo Behari stop by our office a few weeks back to discuss our business and the wider landscape of services for householders both on and offline. Jo launched the UK’s first all-female home improvement and property maintenance company in 2006 www.homejane.co.uk. The are 60+ painters, decorators, plumbers, electricians, carpenters, generalContinue Reading
The Locatable Blog are delighted to present this ‘How To Buy A Home’ Infographic from our friends at AtlantisProperty. To see the image full size, click on the infographic. It’s full of great advice about finding and transacting on your new home. Enjoy!