|By Girlnotgrey (Girlnotgrey) on Sunday, August 22, 2004 - 12:52 am: Edit|
This is mainly directed at you EC'ers and Senior House-ers out there, since I'll probably be staying at one or t'other, but any help would be appreciated...
Would it be a wise idea to invest in a mini-fridge for my room? I know there are kitchens available, so, do most people just leave food-type things in community fridges, or is that risky business? I was originally planning on waiting until I got there to decide, but I can get one super cheap if I buy it while I still have my employee discount, ie, tomorrow, so, I've got to make up my mind quickly. Help! Inquiring minds want to know.
|By Mrowry (Mrowry) on Sunday, August 22, 2004 - 12:55 am: Edit|
I was going to ask the same exact question. How much is it to rent a fridge? Can you even rent one? I have a friend in the Haus with two, and I can't imagine that she owns both. :-P
|By Poutingminotaur (Poutingminotaur) on Sunday, August 22, 2004 - 01:35 am: Edit|
i live in ec. we have kitchens with 3 huge fridge on each floor, but most people still have a small cube fridge in their room.
it's safe to put stuff in the community fridge, but sometimes it's just more convenient to have your own fridge in the room, cos you can keep drinks like that in there, and you can just reach over and get a drink.
i would recommend buying a small fridge, renting probably not as good of an idea, just cos it's expensive. basically renting for one year costs more than buying a fridge.
|By Goddess32585 (Goddess32585) on Sunday, August 22, 2004 - 09:37 am: Edit|
i'm a little late, but i'll weigh in: i made it without my own room fridge for a year, so it's possible. most halls have a personal fridge in their lounge in addition to the ones supplied in the kitchen, and i trust those more to keep my food in. i lucked out and got one for free, if you can get one decently cheap then sure, you'll appreciate it. but i don't think it's absolutely necessary.
|By Mrowry (Mrowry) on Sunday, August 22, 2004 - 11:04 am: Edit|
Are we allowed to bring microwaves? Heh. ;-)
|By Poutingminotaur (Poutingminotaur) on Sunday, August 22, 2004 - 01:37 pm: Edit|
technically no. but when they have fire inspections, you can always hide your microwave under the bed ;-)
|By Goddess32585 (Goddess32585) on Sunday, August 22, 2004 - 04:08 pm: Edit|
really? wow, i didn't know that. ya learn something new every day...
|By Mrowry (Mrowry) on Sunday, August 22, 2004 - 04:19 pm: Edit|
Whoa whoa whoa, fire inspections?! Grimy burly people stomping through my personal space unannounced or what? How does that work?
|By Poutingminotaur (Poutingminotaur) on Sunday, August 22, 2004 - 04:45 pm: Edit|
they usually have fire inspection at the beginning of each semester... your house manager will tell you way before hand the date and around what time they will come. during the inspection, they basically just glance through each room (they dont touch/move anything) and make sure there's no fire hazard. (fire hazard = microwave, foreman grill, incense, candles and a few other things) you can always, always hind the "fire hazardous" stuff under your bed. and then you'll get a list that says "yay you wont burn MIT down!"
|By Goddess32585 (Goddess32585) on Sunday, August 22, 2004 - 06:44 pm: Edit|
...or you can do what i did, which was leave it all out in view, get a note from my house manager that my halogen lamp sans grille was a fire hazard and i should fix it, and then ignore it. perhaps i'll put away the candles, incense, and lighters...and hold off on my plans to hang a disco ball from the sprinkler head located conveniently in the middle of my ceiling...
|By 2bad4u (2bad4u) on Monday, August 23, 2004 - 02:27 pm: Edit|
you cant have a george foreman grill?
|By Mrowry (Mrowry) on Monday, August 23, 2004 - 07:33 pm: Edit|
Or incense? How will I set up my Bach shrine? At least it's easier to hide than a George Foreman grill...
|By Poutingminotaur (Poutingminotaur) on Monday, August 23, 2004 - 10:48 pm: Edit|
several tips: incense and candles... really easy to hide under bed. if you live in ec with the walk in closet, even more space for you to stuff things in and just close the door.
as for foreman grill... you can always leave it in the kitchen for the fire inspection time being.
|By Girlnotgrey (Girlnotgrey) on Monday, August 23, 2004 - 11:00 pm: Edit|
Thanks for the replies, I went ahead and bought the fridge, and it is nifty, so yay. Also, glad to hear that fire hazard rules are more...guidelines, cause my room would just feel weird without candles and whatnot.
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