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The first few weeks of living in your new apartment can be like a dream. It smells like fresh laundry in every room. That hint of lemon cleaning spray in the kitchen reminds you that germs aren’t welcome here. There’s also a designated drawer for every single thing that enters your space. But then it happens—the dust starts to collect, the dishes start to pile up, and the corners of the bathtub have turned into a color that you’re entirely unfamiliar with. That’s when you know that it’s time to start cleaning, which no college student wants to hear. But when it comes to cleaning your university off-campus housing in Athens, it’s important to take it seriously. You don’t want to lose your security deposit because you never realized that microwaves don’t clean themselves. Take a look at these cleaning hacks that every student renter should know!

Have a Trash and Recycling System

It may sound like an obvious tip, but it can make a huge difference to have trash and recycling bins that are big enough for your kitchen and are clearly labeled. Some college students will make the mistake of having small bins in the kitchen that fill up quickly and leave roommates to fight over who keeps pushing the trash down and who’s responsible for taking it out. Have a trash and recycling system! Big trash and recycling bins with strong lids encourage everyone to keep the tabletops clear of junk mail, energy bar wrappers, and empty water bottles. Plus, you’re not running out to the dumpster every other day to take the trash out. Having a good trash and recycling system is simple, smart, yet often overlooked.

Use a Daily Shower Spray

If you’re not a huge fan of cleaning a bathroom, welcome to the club. Nobody really enjoys scrubbing soap scum. However, there are ways to keep your bathtub and shower fresher longer. Enter the daily shower spray! If you’re on a budget and you don’t want to spend all your food money on keeping your shower clean, there are DIY sprays that work just as well as the expensive ones at the grocery store. Combine water, white vinegar, rubbing alcohol, and a dash of dish soap into a spray bottle. After each shower, spray the walls, floor, and faucets. Doing this every day can help keep your shower and bath smelling fresh and looking clean longer!
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Stock Up on Lint Rollers

Lint rollers are a lifesaver if you own a dog or a cat. However, lint rollers can also come in handy all over your apartment even if you’re not a pet owner. You can use lint rollers on couches, tabletops, lampshades, curtains, and of course, your clothes. It’s an easy, and let’s face it, fun way to pick up lint, dust, and crumbs around the apartment.

If you’re looking for your own Athens, Ohio, off-campus housing rental, talk to the experts over at Wharton Rentals. Not only do they have access to the most desirable off-campus rental properties, but they’re also pros at helping students keep properties in great shape. Give them a call today at 740-592-1399 to learn more!

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