It’s a cliche that students are messy, but, there is sometimes an element of truth behind it. You’re so busy living life to the full, sleeping, drinking, and studying, that you sometimes overlook little things like cleaning and tidying. The problem is that this is an issue that can quickly spiral out of control if you’re not careful with it. The last thing you want is to adversely affect your health as a consequence of your mess!
So, you’re going to have to knuckle down and get on with cleaning your dorm and trying to keep it tidy. Of course, this is something that will work much better if everybody else gets involved as well. But, we’re going to share some tips with you so you can lead the way by example, and look for ways of keeping your dorm room clean and tidy as simply as you possibly can.
Make your bed
It seems pretty basic this first one, but it can make a big difference to the rest of the room. Making your bed as soon as possible will help you start the day off on the right foot, and will improve the general aesthetic of the room. It will also encourage you to clean other areas so that they match the tidiness of the bed. It also, surprisingly, makes the rest of the mess in your room seem less bad and brings the whole room together. To give the perception of always having a clean room, this is a crucial step to take. So, get making that bed!
Clean as you go
One of the best ways of keeping a place clean is to employ the ‘clean as you go’ approach. This is something that’s going to help you stay on top of things, and not let your mess pile up. Of course, we don’t mean for you to cook your dinner, wash up, and then eat it! But, you’ve got to make sure you try to keep your mess to a minimum, and cleaning as you go is a great way of doing this. If you leave the mess, it’s only going to get worse, and you’re going to be less inclined to want to tackle it by that stage.
If you share a dorm with others then coming up with designated chores is the perfect thing to do. What you don’t want to do is to get to a situation where one person is doing all the cleaning all of the time. By having a schedule of chores for each person on a weekly or daily basis, you tackle any issue and ensure that the workload is distributed as evenly as possible. This cuts down on arguments and ensures that you will all keep on top of the mess you create collectively. You can even create a fun, color-coordinated cleaning rota if you like!
Set aside a laundry day
Laundry can be a big thing and can certainly eat into your time. You have to make sure you are cleaning your clothes, but there are always dirty clothes that need to be cleaned. So, the best thing to do is set aside a day each week to tackle your mountain of laundry. This is most definitely the best way of making sure you stay on top of things and will help you free up more time during the week to tackle other things. Having a set day helps you keep on top of your laundry as much as possible, and keeps things much cleaner and tidier.
Keeping your dorm room tidy is an essential part of the college experience, but it’s also something that can be a total pain. You have to understand that you need to stay healthy and presentable, but you need structure, so it doesn’t all get on top of you. Making sure you have a system in place is a great way of ensuring you keep the dorm as tidy as possible at all times.