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How to be a tidy student

By bzdani 14 Aug 2018

Forgetting to keep your room neat and tidy can lead to a mountain of mess, which leaves you disorganised and disorientated. Don't be that student, stay on track.


Keeping your room clean ensures you have plenty of time to study and chill without the shame of dirty dishes waiting for you in the sink.

Here's how you can be a tidy student: 

  • Get a diary

    Keeping note of when work is due and what plans you have for the next week is crucial to staying organised and on track. The brain is not a reliable diary, so don't bother trying to remember all the upcoming exam dates in your head rather than writing them down in a colourful diary. 
  • Wash your clothes 
     
    Dragging two weeks worth of washing down to the laundry room in the pouring rain isn't fun for anyone, so put aside some time each week to get all the boring chores done. If you have to, set alarms to remind yourself when you're going to get the job done; you don't want to show up to lecture in your pyjamas, do you? 
  • Clean up dirty dishes 
     
    Every flat has that one person who has mountains of washing up to do, and they avoid washing up by simply rinsing a porridge covered spoon so that they can eat dinner. By doing the washing up straight after eating you give yourself more free time, and also avoid annoying your flatmates (and cleaners). 
  • Clean your bathroom 
     
    Even if the cleaners are due to scrub your toilet until it's spotless, it doesn't hurt to clean the place yourself. No one wants a dirty bathroom, so buy yourself some bleach and get stuck in: having a go now can help prepare you for moving out into a house in second year.
  • Borrow a hoover  
     
    Rather than accepting the cookie crumbs stuck to your socks, it's better to borrow a hoover off the cleaners and tidy the floor yourself. Consider splitting the cost of a hoover between your flatmates to be prepared for any messes which occur - especially when baking!

Follow these tips and you'll be a tidy student in no time. 

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