Dust is made up of dead skin cells, pollen, mold, bacteria, lead, arsenic, pesticides and decomposing fibers from the things around us. It's gross, and you shouldn't let it go unchecked. But how often do you really need to dust your dorm?
You know you need to free your messy dorm room of laundry monsters and really old pizza boxes. But you haven't. So instead we will ask this more pressing question: How long can you get away with not cleaning your room?
The toilet handle. The light switch. These are places in the bathroom we forget to clean. And in a dorm bathroom used by lots of people, leaving these forgotten areas dirty can be damaging to your health. What else should be added to the list?
If you're a renter, cleaning your windows involves taking care so you don't damage anything but still get sparkling results. Let the sun shine in with these window cleaning tips for apartment dwellers not blessed with a window-cleaning service.
In college you might be unlucky enough to live with him or her – the slobby roommate. Or you might be the "relaxed" one, forced to live with an annoying neat freak. How can the two of you coexist happily?
It's a jungle in there. Especially when sharing a bathroom with a bunch of people. Follow these basic etiquette and personal hygiene tips and you just might live to tell the tale of your shared bathroom experience.
So, you've found the perfect apartment -- the location is great, there's lots of space, and you're ready to move in with some close friends. But before you pack everything up, make sure you take a close look at the lease.
When you're searching for a new apartment to rent, the last thing you want to think about is probably the presence of pests. But if you ignore some telltale signs, you might find yourself inheriting unwanted critters.
You're really excited for college, but nothing can bring you down to earth faster than the idea of sharing your space with a stranger. Here are five rules to set with your new roomie before things get awkward.
Making the transition from living at home to living in a college dorm room can be difficult, especially if you don't have much space to work with. But with a little planning, you can make your dorm feel a little bigger.