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?
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.
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.
Going to college is a rite of passage that requires lots of decisions, including where to stay. Should you try out dorm life or settle down in an apartment with roommates? We'll give you some food for thought.
Sure, it's nausea-inducing to imagine the insidious germs that slink around a communal shower or crowd the toilet handle of a shared bathroom. But as far as germs go, is a dorm bathroom really any worse than your computer keyboard?