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Living in the Accomodation

 I Am in Strasbourg

Welcome to your new home!

In this section you'll find advice and information about:

Furnishing Your Home

If it's not a Crous room or a furnished accommodation, you will have to get furnitures.

In Strasbourg and the surrounding towns, you'll find plenty of shops selling household goods. You should also consider recycling solutions (such as Emmaüs or the Vide Grenier Alsace).

Maintaining Your Home

Maintaining your home is necessary for your health and if you want to get your deposit back when you move out.

There are some simple things you can do:

  • Open the windows for at least 15 minutes every day, even if it's cold;
  • Recycle in the provided bins. Don't leave trash on the doorstep out of respect for your neighbours;
  • Dust regularly;
  • Clean up grease in the kitchen regularly;
  • Clean and descale showers, baths, toilets and taps regularly;
  • Wash floors;
  • Clean the fridge regularly. Defrost it the day before you leave.

Useful links for eco-friendly home maintenance

Respect common areas

The communal areas of a residence (entrance hall, bins, laundry room, lift, staircase, cycle park, etc.) are the responsibility of everyone who lives in the building.

It is important not to damage them and to look after them for everyone's comfort (don't leave your bins in the corridor or next to the bins provided for rubbish, pick up anything you drop in the hall, lift or corridor).

It's a sign of respect for the people who are in charge of maintaining these spaces.

Le tri sélectif

Selective sorting is in force in France. It's an ecological act that involves sorting waste by type to make it easier to recycle and reuse.

To sort your waste correctly, identify its type and put it in the right bin. The colour of the bins will help you find your way quickly:

Yellow bin:

  • All plastic packaging
  • All metal packaging, even the smallest items
  • All paper and cardboard

Green bin:

  • All glass packaging

Blue bin :

  • Household waste in sealed bags

Noise pollution

This is the noise generated by activities in a dwelling (singing, moving furniture, piano, washing machine, etc.).

In general, everyone has to put up with a certain amount of noise, which is inherent to the neighbourhood and its environment. Only abnormal neighbourhood nuisance is punishable, i.e. noise that exceeds the limits of normal neighbourhood nuisance during the day (daytime nuisance from 7 a.m. to 10 p.m.) and at night (night-time nuisance from 10 p.m. to 7 a.m.).

If you are organising an activity that is louder than normal (party, DIY, etc.), warn your neighbours by posting a notice in the main corridors of the building indicating the event (date, time) and reduce noise after 10pm.