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The best cleaning hacks for uni students

The best cleaning hacks for uni students


The hustle and bustle of uni life is slowly creeping in. After a long day full of uni lectures and tutorials, the last thing you want to do is clean the kitchen or your study space. Meg Seis has some great hacks for you to follow to de-stress your life!

Written by Meg Seis

Cleaning is the last thing anyone feels like doing, especially while at uni when short on time.

A clean room and study area has been proven in many studies to have a huge impact on mental health and productivity.

Clutter and mess can create more stress and anxiety, resulting in a spill-over effect to the rest of your life.

Cleaning releases endorphins, contributing to a sense of control and a calming effect, reducing stress and allowing a more relaxed and focused mood.

Cleaning has also been proven to have beneficial impacts on focus and improved physical health, so it really is a no brainer.

It doesn’t have to be difficult or time consuming, and with a few tricks, can be extremely cost effective.

A clean dorm room to boost study productivity!

Here are 6 easy hacks that are all cheap and don’t cost much as most items can be found in the home already.

1. Remove pet hair with rubber gloves

At uni, furry friends are a great addition and help us get through some lengthy degrees, however the fur they leave around the house can stick to everything and be hard to get rid of.

Running rubber gloves over the surface of your couch or bed will gather the fur into a ball that can more easily be thrown away.

A fury friend spotted on campus.

2.  Get rid of tough wine stains with soda water

Having friends over for drinks is a great way to stay connected but a spill of wine or alcohol on the carpet can be a tricky situation to land.

Wine and alcohol can be one of the toughest stains to remove so soak the stain with soda water then pat with a microfiber cloth.

Repeat this until the stain is gone.

3. Find a way to fold fitted sheets that is easy and neat

Your linen cupboard will look a lot neater and washing bedding will be a lot more enjoyable if you have a good technique to fold fitted sheets.

After a trawl of the internet, this website had the best step-by-step guide to folding fitted sheets, so check it out!

4. Steam clean your microwave

Running short on time to cook often results in the microwave being used full-time, especially in communal living.

Mix two tablespoons of white vinegar and a few drops of essential oil with water and set it for 5 minutes to make it sparkling clean.

Wagga accommodation.

5. Use a toothbrush to clean keyboards

Computers get an absolute workout at uni and it can be difficult to clean between the computer keys.

Use a damp toothbrush to scrub over the keyboard to remove the dust and grime sitting underneath the keys.

6. An easy way to remove stovetop grime

Scrubbing stovetops can be a laborious and unrewarding task.

Pour some baking soda over the stovetop and sprinkle with water, let it sit for an hour and wipe all the grime off easily!

A final note from Meg

These is just a few things you can do to make cleaning around the house more enjoyable and cheaper.

It doesn’t have to be difficult, and the health and productivity benefits make it worthwhile.

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