Dorms

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Dorms: Can you get athlete’s foot from the dorm shower?

You're not going to like the answer. You're also not going to like what can happen if this creeping crud goes untreated.


How often should you dust your dorm room?

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?

Dorms: Can you get athlete’s foot from the dorm shower?

You're not going to like the answer. You're also not going to like what can happen if this creeping crud goes untreated.

How often should you clean your dorm room?

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?

10 Spots in the Dorm Bathroom Everyone Forgets to Clean

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?

How to Keep Your Dorm Room Clean (Without Annoying Your Roommate)

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?

Good Bathrooms Make Good Neighbors: 10 Tips for Surviving Communal Bathrooms

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.

Should you keep your toiletries in your dorm room?

You know the mantra for the Navy SEALs that says, "Leave no man behind"? When you're heading for the showers in your dorm, leave no flip-flop behind.

How to Keep Your Dorm Bathroom from Becoming a Biohazard

Ready for college? You have your laptop and backpack. How about your hazmat suit? Oh, no one told you about the dorm bathroom? Read on to get prepared for this toxic environment!

5 Reasons to Love Dorm Life

Living in the dorms is one of the hallmarks of the college life, but is it the best part of the university experience? We outline five good reasons to love dorm life.

10 Privacy Tips for Dorm Living

Really? You're supposed to live in this tiny room with two other people? Is there any way to create some personal time and space in an area this cramped?