Spring Cleaning Hacks for College Kids:
Cleaning tends to fall near the bottom of the priority list as a current college student. For us college kids, it all comes down to time and resources. Here are 9 cleaning hacks for college kids to keep your dorm or apartment fresh, tidy and clean.
1. There are crumbs on the floor and you’ve got to run to your next class
Step One: Grab a lint roller
Step Two: Roll across dirty area. You’d be amazed how much you’ll pick up in just a few minutes. Who says you need a vacuum?
2. Your load is still a little damp after a full dry cycle and you have to leave
Step One: Drape damp clothing over a floor fan or ceiling fan. Don’t fold! Folding damp clothes ruins the material.
Step Two: Turn fan on a low speed until clothes are no longer damp. Avoid stinky situations by always making sure your clothes are nice and dry!
3. The toilet bowl is losing its luster and visitors are starting to notice
Step One: Get a dryer sheet.
Step Two: Wipe the sheet along the rings around the toilet bowl like an eraser until it’s back to looking crisp and new.
4. Leftovers are lingering around your tupperware (even after hand washing)
Step One: Get rid of gross residue on your plastic tupperware by soaking the container in warm water and automatic dishwashing detergent.
Step Two: Drop in a Grab Green Auto Dish pod – in any glorious scent of your choosing. Grab Green Automatic Dishwashing Detergent pods are designed to thoroughly clean your dishes with only naturally-derived and nontoxic ingredients. It’s a simple and guilt-free way to clean.
Step Three: Soak for an hour and revel in the kind of cleanliness you haven’t seen in a long, long time.
5. The microwave has seen one too many food explosions
Step One: place a bowl with water and vinegar in your microwave
Step Two: run the microwave for about ten minutes until the water evaporates. This will soften all the food remnants.
Step Three: swipe away leftover marinara with one swift stroke!
6. You’re running out of space in your section of the fridge
Step One: Get 1 or 2 binder clips
Step Two: Clip on a bar about a foot away from the edge of the fridge. Make sure the two metal pinches are facing out and not closed in.
Step Three: Stack your glass bottle beverages or cans in a pyramid fashion so that they’re pushing against the clip, but immobile. You just bought yourself some clean up time for later and a little extra space!
7. You had a wild night out and your carpet paid the price
Step One: Clean stains with a paste made of baking soda and water
Step Two: Take a spatula or spoon, generously spread onto the affected area until it looks almost like frosting a cake.
Step Three: Let it dry overnight, or until it becomes a powdery consistency again.
Step Four: Vacuum it right up!
8. It’s your turn to dust the apartment, but where is the feather duster?
Need to dust your shades? Slide your hand in an old sock and dust through the shades you’re in and out in seconds.
9. Stop spending on Swiffer cloths
Instead of paying money to replace your Swiffer cloth, clip a towel or washcloth and use that. Save time and money!