So I ran this by the new roommate and she thinks its dumb, extreme, ridiculous, she's moving out to get freedom not more rules, etc etc. So I ask you, is this a bad idea? I just feel like it evens the field, we can avoid resentment, everyone knows what to expect from everyone else and the house will stay cleaner. What are your thoughts?
Fun facts of varying importance that you're welcome to skim or skip altogether;
~I am 23, have been out of my parents house for 3.5 years.
~Current roommate (the one staying, not leaving) is 20, her first time "on her own."
~New roommate is also 20 and this will be her first time too.
~I admittedly have a high standard of clean, but I don't think sweeping and vacuuming three days a week (maybe four; I have cats and don't mind doing it twice) is setting the bar too high. Especially since it is never (and I mean NEVER) anyone else who does it, just me.
~Current roommate has a much lower standard of clean. She doesn't leave dirty dishes in the kitchen, and is pretty good about loading/unloading the dishwasher and taking out garbage, but I don't think she has ever swept and she's only vacuumed the common area once and it was because I asked. Nice girl but kind of dirty.
~New roommate is a bit more... entitled. She has and wants nice things, a bit easily slighted (her taking offense to my suggestion, for instance) and just, well, entitled. Love the girl, she is nice and respectful. Its hard to explain.
~I have no intention of being a nazi. I won't hunt anyone down if I don't think they cleaned on their day, if they don't have time because of plans, no big deal.
~It is my intention to sit down with both girls and discuss how often we think things should be done, and make sure everyone leaves the "meeting" comfortable with what WE decide.