Student Problems 101 – How often should I clean my room?

Tags: Student Housing, Student Accommodation, Student Life

One of the main problems many students have to deal with (and often times ask their mothers about) is how often should they clean their student accommodation? The question we are addressing today concerns everyday challenges like cleaning carpets, furniture, water basin, mirrors, windows etc.

Cleaning clothes is a really simple one, because common sense tells us how frequently we are supposed to wash our t-shirts, trousers, underwear etc. based on how dirty or smelly they are and for how long we have used them, for how many times. We also know (in case we are tidy) that once a stain settles on a piece of cloth, we are obliged to put it in the washing machine. But do the same rules apply for cleaning you room?


And the answer is YES... “mostly”. We made a simple, easy-to-follow, three-step instruction guide on how and when to clean your student accommodation:

Step 1: When you discover a stain or any other kind of contamination in your room, you should try to remove it as fast as possible; otherwise you may run the risk for the stain to enter and stick into the fabric of the material, which will be much harder to clean. For example, stains stuck on a carpet for more than a year are almost impossible to remove.

Step 2: A good rule of thumb is this: Set yourself a special day of the week in which you will properly clean your room. This is one of the smarter ways to organise this chore and most people choose the weekend to do it. The amount of hours that will go into this mainly depends on the size of your habitat, but for a normal-size student room the average time is around one hour/ per week.

Step 3: If dust has accumulated in any party of your room, then that specific area needs to be cleaned immediately. Even though small quantities of dust might appear negligible, because healthy lungs can filter small quantities of dust, for people with clinical problems like asthma this is a really important topic. The main dust disease is called pneumoconiosis and it’s simply translated as “dusty lungs”.

Thank you for reading this article and we hope you find it useful. If you are looking for accommodation for the next academic year or you will start a new semester with the Erasmus Exchange Programme and are looking for a house to live in Great Britain (and not only!), then feel free to use our totally free student accommodation search engine at – the biggest one in the UK.

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