Moving out of your home and into your dorm room is exciting and full of possibilities, but you have to think about the practical side of it too. Moving out of your home and living on your own means that you will have a ton of responsibilities. Now, you will have to think about utilities, supplies, food, and more! Now that you will be on your own, everything that you need or want will rest on you. Want a cooked meal and not another pizza? Go to the grocery store, shop, and cook. Want your dorm room to be decorated in a certain way- redecorate it on your own. If your laundry needs to be done, it’s your job to go to the laundry room and do it.
Welcome to adult life, full of responsibilities and unexpected incidents! You spilled something sticky on your dorm room floor? Get up and clean it right away. No one else will do it for you. Keeping that in mind, you should make sure you move into your dorm room well prepared for any occasion. When packing, make sure you pack cleaning supplies too! A dorm room is not like a hotel or your home, no one is going to clean it for you. If you want to live in a nice, clean, and safe environment you will be the one who will have to take care of it.
Here are some essential cleaning supplies you should definitely take to your college dorm room:
1. Swiffer mop
This is the magical tool that will help you keep your floors clean and sanitary! With this, any accidental spill can be quickly taken care of and can be prevented from settling. You can also use this for daily sweeping of your floors to keep them dust-free.
2. A liquid dishwashing soap
This is something that you need because it is so versatile. Of course, you would need it to wash your dishes, but you can also use it to clean other surfaces with mild stains and grime. Dish soap is useful, cheap, and harmless. It might become your best friend when it comes to cleaning.
3. Mini vacuum
This would be great to bring to your dorm room too! You can either bring an old one from home or you can buy one. Remember, you do not need a big vacuum cleaner for a small dorm room. Flat Cleaning Services London says a mini vacuum is ideal in this case – it will help pick up all crumbs and other debris from floor, carpeting, and more.
4. A mattress protector
Just bring one and put on the mattress right way. Remember, there have probably been a ton of people sleeping on your dorm mattress and hardly anyone has cleaned it. A mattress protector can also help you keep bed bugs away.
5. Disinfecting wipes
These are easy and quick to use, so make sure to get a lot of them! They pick up crumbs and dust, plus they disinfect and keep surfaces clean and hygienic. Disinfecting wipes can be used on all surfaces and are ideal for college students who are neither good at cleaning nor have time to clean all day.
6. Paper towels
These are great for accidental spills. You can use them every time you spill something or if a stain appears. Plus, you can use them as napkins. Keep a roll around, and you will not be sorry!
7. A lint-free microfibre cloth
I would suggest that you get at least two of these. You can use one for your laptop, tablet, TV, and other electronics. You can use another one to clean around the dorm. Having this backup cloth will insure that you are prepared for anything!
8. Toilet cleaning help
If the dorm room will have its own bathroom and toilet, you will need to get a toilet brush or disposable toilet scrubbers – these can be found in stores and help to quickly and easily remove scum and grime from the toilet and other bathroom surfaces.
My advice is to make a very thorough checklist for things to bring to your dorm room and separate them by category so that it is easier to see what you need and what you do not. I hope that this post has given you a few ideas of what cleaning supplies you will need in your college dorm!
This post was written by Margaret of Flat Cleaning Services London.
What cleaning supplies do you usually bring to your dorm room? Leave them in the comments below!
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