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If you live in a dorm, there are a few reasons why it’s very important to keep your place clean. The first and foremost is that you are stuck in a very small space. If you’re rolling around in germs, there’s no way you’re going to be able to stay healthy. Besides this, other areas you come into contact with may not be hygienic. The bathrooms in your dorm room may not always be the cleanest place in the world, so having a clean room to stay in is very important.
I do understand how irritating it can be to clean. A dorm is such a small space that it seems silly to buy a mop and broom for it! But trust me, it’s imperative that you keep your dorm room clean and tidy. Here’s how.
You’re going to need disinfecting wipes. Lots of them. Keep a couple of containers of Clorox wipes or other brand of cleaning wet wipes on hand at all times. This way, you can quickly sanitize countertops, desks, and other spaces quickly without worrying about sprays and cloths.
Keep your laundry caught up. Piles of dirty laundry in your room will foster mold and mildew, neither of which you need. Be sure to keep wet and dry clothes separate and try to wash and dry the wet stuff first.
Keep a broom and mop, or a combination of them. I’m buying a roller vacuum that also sweeps so I can clean my tile floors and the carpet at the same time. However, you also need to get at the dirt and grime on the floor, so invest in a small mop. Some residence halls have brooms and mops you can borrow, so be sure to ask.
Clean your fridge and microwave often. Nobody needs nasty food in their fridge and microwave. Those things can foster germs, mold, and bacteria. Throw out old food at least once a week, and use a sanitizing wipe to clean everything up.
Wash your pillowcase once a week to avoid acne. Try to wash your sheets that often. If that isn’t possible, at least aim for once every three weeks.
I hope you understand how important it is to keep your room clean! For further tips, talk to your university’s cleaning staff or residence hall authorities to get some ideas and help.