If you’re a college freshman living in your own dorm, you’ve probably noticed that it is quite a task to clean the place up by yourself. Small areas get messy very quickly and it’s easy to lose things amid the mess. This simple guide will help you reduce clutter and get you organized fast.
Making your bed will help your dorm look and feel much larger than it is. With pillows and blankets thrown about, the size of the room starts to feel smaller. A neat bed can not only be used as a resting area, but also as a couch or study space. Just take 5 minutes of your time each morning to make your bed and you will increase living space.
Create a filing system for all of your paperwork. Cluttered paper is always a nuisance and college students usually have the most of it between schoolwork, receipts, notices, and other documents. If you can, use your computer to save your documents on. Computers can hold just as much as your full blown filing cabinet and are a fraction of the size.
Wash your dishes. Even if you do eat out a lot, still make sure that whatever dishes you do use are clean and put away in an organized fashion. If you’re cooking a large meal, clean dishes while the meal is cooking so you don’t have to clean so much after you’re full and tired.
Wipe down all of your appliances and pick up any garbage on the way. If you’re clearing out your refrigerator, wipe down any spills that may cause mold to grow. The hassle will be less now than later if your refrigerator turns into a mold house.
Dust everything carefully. Dust likes to collect on electronics specifically, so make sure you wipe those things down extra carefully. Your dorm will also appear fresher and cleaner if it is dusted regularly. Mopping, sweeping, and vacuuming also help too. Shake rugs outside so you can relieve them of any dirt that may have collected upon them.
Organize your desk if you have one. If you have a lot of electronic devices on or near the desk, try to organize the wires as best as possible in case you are in need of repair or plan on moving them.
Clean bathrooms. Toilets and sinks must be disinfected regularly. Always be on the lookout for any signs of premature mold. Scrape it off and clean the area where it was growing.