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12 Tips For Sharing A Fridge At University

12 Tips For Sharing A Fridge At University

Sharing a common space can be difficult, especially in regards to food. We’re all guilty of being ‘hangry’ at times which can lead to some major arguments!

After a long day of lectures or work, you or your housemates may be guilty of raiding the one fridge in the house, with somebody ‘accidentally’ taking another’s content. With the opportunity for people to get heated when missing food is involved, it is important that ‘by-laws’ are set.

To ease any tension, we’ve put together a list of top refrigerator tips to get you through your university year unscathed and food intact.

1. Divide Shelves Equally

If your fridge has enough shelves, why not use a shelf each? Perhaps not ideal depending on the number of housemates, but it is the easiest option to keep food separated, leaving no excuses.

2. Create A Fridge Cleaning Rota

While it may not appeal initially, it will save arguments. Anything dodgy will be thrown out before it affects any other food, and your friendships!

3. Contain Those Smelly Foods

Takeaway leftovers? Don’t just it leave half open in the fridge. Transfer it to an airtight container to conceal the smell and as an added bonus, save space. Containing the food will also contain any mould if left for too long.

fish

4. Label Your Food

Purchase a label maker, use stickers or even just a sharpie and get your name on your food! That way there is no excuse for people ‘mistakenly’ taking your food, and if you add use by dates to the label, you won’t be in for a nasty shock if left too long.

5. Cook The Leftovers

If you have leftovers at the end of the week, why not pool them together and create a large evening meal to share? This will then clear the fridge before your weekly shop, and bring everyone together for a great evening in.

6. Set Rules For Sharing Condiments

Share those condiments! Items like tomato sauce and butter are mostly going to be used by everyone so take turns in purchasing new ones. Set up rules in deciding what foods and condiments are a free for all and which ones are yours and yours alone.

tomato ketchup

7. Clean Your Spills

Don’t be that person! If you’ve spilled something out of a container or bottle, clean it straight away before it sticks and leaves an unwanted smell. Make sure to clean it even if it is not your turn on the rota to clean the fridge.

8. Remove And Replace

If you’re the one that has just finished the last of the tomato sauce or milk that you’re all sharing, replace it! There’s nothing worse then going to make a cup of tea and finding your housemate has used the last of the milk.

9. Share Your Perishable Foods

If you have fruit or other perishable items in the fridge that you know are going to go bad, why not offer it to your housemates? It saves wastage and they may return the favour the next week!

berries bowl

10. Say It Outright

Except for labeling your food with your name, what’s a more obvious statement then just saying outright what people can and can’t take? If you’re dying to eat that leftover pizza the next evening, then be blunt with your housemates and say it can’t be taken. Maybe you’re happy to share it! In which case let them know so they too can enjoy it the second time around.

11. Make Use Of The Freezer

Refrain from taking up unnecessary space. Could you put your airtight contained leftovers in the freezer rather than the fridge? Save space and use that freezer compartment; even better if you have a standalone freezer!

12. Don’t Leave Messages

One of the worst things you could do is leave a passive aggressive (or fully aggressive!) note on the fridge door. Yes it can be heartbreaking if someone has stolen your last beer, but it will make for a very awkward time if you and your housemates are at eachothers throats over a magnetic letter message you left. Speak up, make the point, and you never know, you may get bought a few more as an apology.

 

Do you have any other vital tips for sharing a fridge with your housemates? Do you pool together your money for one big shopping trip, or do you prefer to just shop for yourself? Leave a comment below!

 

Picking the Perfect Gift for a Medical Student

Med Student Christmas Gifts

Choosing an appropriate gift for a med student can be hard and should be based on thoughtfulness and consideration. Taking into account individual preferences is also important, as different students emphasize different aspects of life. Some tend toward the materialistic, others prefer intellectual or artistic presents, and still others prefer to collect experiences rather than objects. Ideally, a present should cater to the needs and tastes of the person receiving it rather than express those of the person offering it. Also don’t ignore their passion for medicine and future medical career. So take a look at these tips to finding a perfect gift for the med student in your life! Continue reading Picking the Perfect Gift for a Medical Student

Famous Nurses Who Made It Big Outside Their Medical Careers

Before becoming famous, celebrities often start off working in regular careers and fields. Although not the most common career track, some celebrities started out as nurses before finding their fame in music, radio, TV and print. Here are a few famous people who you probably didn’t know spent time in nursing before making it big.

#1 Bonnie Hunt

Bonnie Hunt has done quite a bit in her time in Hollywood – from film and TV acting, to writing and directing. In addition to her Hollywood fame though, you can add Oncology Nursing to her resume. Prior to debuting in our list of famous nurses, Bonnie was working with cancer patients at Northwestern Memorial Hospital in Chicago. Later went on to become famous as the lead in the Bonnie Hunt Show and as the voice of Sally in Pixar’s Cars franchise. Continue reading Famous Nurses Who Made It Big Outside Their Medical Careers

Will you marry me?

A rising trend amongst our customers here in the UK, and also in the USA and our other global locations is the idea of using the engraving facility to propose when buying a stethoscope for your significant other.

 

When it comes to an unusual and unique way to ask your loved one in the medical profession to marry you, we are finding this is an special and increasingly popular method by which to pop the question. Around ten of our consumers from across the world have decided on this distinctive way to ask their partner to marry them.  And usually they let us know the outcome. Happily in all cases a “yes”. Whether this is because the beneficiary is enthralled by the loving gesture and cannot resist we can only speculate!

 

Besides some funny and curious names, and the intermittent “Happy Birthday” and “Good Luck” messages, the “Will You Marry Me?” in its variety of incarnations and languages has recently grown in popularity at times of importance such as anniversaries, birthdays and Valentine’s day we inevitably envisage a peak in popularity. Unsurprisingly, it is the Littmann Stethoscope which is the preferred choice and add our symbol engraving such as hearts or stars into the mix and you have one distinctive stethoscope! Some also choose a finish or colour which might signify something special or significant to their other half.

 

You can catch a picture of the latest proposal below!