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9 Spring Cleaning Hacks for College Kids!

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?

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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!

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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.

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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.

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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!

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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!

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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!

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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.

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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!

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7 Reasons Why Having a Dog in College is the Best!

Here are 7 reasons why dogs are blessings in college:

1. You always have someone to come home to.

Whether you’ve bombed your exam and or got your fifth parking ticket in the week, when you feel like nothing is going your way you’re greeted at the door by an overly excited dog who has been waiting anxiously the whole day for you to return. It’s almost impossible to feel defeated when a welcoming party is thrown each time you come home by your dog.

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2. You learn responsibility caring for a creature other than yourself.

You really do become a “parent” when you get a dog. You’ll experience it definitely if you adopt a puppy; you basically have to raise the little guy to be a respectable contributor to society kind of doggo! You can’t always go out with your friends, can’t stay out the whole day without going home, can’t leave town for the weekend without telling anyone, have to make sure there is food out, exercise, toys, and don’t get me started on vet visits. You basically have your own kid.

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3. You get a true friend.

Your dog will always be there for you. Maybe your social life sucks… it’s okay, you have a dog! No Friday night plans? Dog. No lunch plans? Lunch with dog. No one wants to go to the park with you? Dog. Study partner? Dog. Want to go shopping at PetSmart? Dog. No road trip companion? Dog. Need someone to cuddle with? Dog

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4. You always have an excuse to NOT have plans

“As fun as spending two hours getting ready to stay out until 2 a.m. for the third night in a row sounds, it’s been a busy week, and my pup really needs some attention. Rain check?”

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5. You get 24/7 access to free therapy with zero judgment

Venting to your dog is kind of like eating an entire pint of Ben & Jerry’s in bed, but it’s free and comes without the guilt and stomachache. Plus, the cuddles are literally unmatched.

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6. You now have mandatory breaks built into your day

Caring for a pet means you’re forced to regularly step away from the crazy to focus on something positive. Even during the most busy, stressful times, you have no choice but to stay active, which often relieves stress and has a strange way of putting life into perspective.

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7. You Will Get Your Daily Exercise Whether You Want it or Not

Whether you want to or not, your dog has to go out and go for walks. Guess what? You are the one who has to take him or her on these daily walks which means put on those running shoes and take a nice stroll on campus or around the neighborhood.

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Have other reasons why owning a dog in college is the best? Let us know in the comments section!