Signs in Apartment Complexes Posted by sequoia on Aug 26, 2011 in Uncategorized
I was going to write this yesterday, but after coming home from the post office I slept over twelve hours. Sorry!
I’ve lived in two apartment complexes and am about to move into a third. The first was the student apartments from the University of Iceland, the second was a regular apartment near Laugavegur, and this third one is an apartment next to the pond. Even in the student apartments, frequently signs will not be in English.
If you’re unlucky, your washing machine might be in Scandinavian or might have symbols instead of words (I don’t have a photo of that). From here on are photos from my second flat. I can only read a couple words from this so I had to get my Swedish friend to translate so I could use the machine.
“All trash should be in closed bags!
You may never put pizza boxes or other things that jam in the trash chute!”
(Please follow this rule – it’s other people who live in the apartment complex that clean up the trash chute area. One day it’ll be your turn.)
This is the cleaning schedule for who cleans what in the apartment per month. Clean up the trash, sweep and possibly mop the floor, make sure the trash isn’t overflowing in the trash chute, that’s probably what you’ll have to do in any apartment. All the names on this sheet are really outdated.
I don’t even know a single reader’s Icelandic level, for those of you reading this. If people can comment telling me how well they can read then I can translate more or less depending on what the majority knows.
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