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How to | Keep your halls clean

By BLloyd 20 Jul 2021

As well as being responsible for keeping your bedroom clean it is your responsibility to keep your kitchen and bathroom clean.

No one likes cleaning, but creating a rota and making sure you clean up after yourself will make cleaning easy. Simple steps like regularly taking out the rubbish and throwing away out of date food will keep your kitchen an enjoyable space for everyone. Here are our top tips: 


  • Keep up to date with washing up, don't let pots and pans pile up
  • Always wipe the side down after preparing food. If you spill anything, wipe it up
  • Wipe up any spills on the hob as soon as it has cooled down
  • Always clean the grill pan after use with a sponge
  • Use a cloth and washing up liquid to wipe up any spills in the microwave
  • Never pour fat or leftover food down the sink as this will cause the drain to block


  • Always clean sinks, baths and showers after use
  • Make sure any hair is removed from plugholes regularly to avoid blockages
  • Wipe up any excess water from the floor after using the shower
  • Don't use bleach-based products


  • Regularly vacuum your room
  • Get yourself at least 2 sets of bed sheets so you can change them regularly 
  • Clear away any dirty pans/mugs as soon as you've used them 
  • Wipe down/dust your shelves and surfaces regularly
  • It's worth opening a window now and again to let the air circulate (just make sure to lock it if you go out) 
  • Empty your bin often to avoid flies and unpleasant smells

Tip: Get yourself a reed diffuser/plug-in freshener to keep your room smelling 👌🏻 

Creating a rota for the communal areas of your halls is a good idea. This will mean jobs get done fairly and will keep your halls in tip, top condition. Think about emptying bins, wiping sides, cleaning the fridge etc. 

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BLloyd a UOL Student and Customer Service Adviser for the Accommodation Team.
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