How to Keep Your Dorm Room Clean

Keeping your dorm room clean is about more than keeping your books and notes organized. Sure, you want those things organized, but you also want to make sure you do some basic cleaning up around your dorm room or college apartment to keep it comfortable. You want to make sure you do a deep clean of your college dorm room when you first move in and you also want to make sure you do some upkeep throughout the college year. Check out our list below for some cool dorm products that can all help your dorm room looking, smelling, and feeling fresh!

1 - Dorm Scents - When you first walk in to your freshman dorm room on college move-in day, you may notice it has a slightly musty smell inside. Don't freak out! If your dorm room has sat vacant for months over the summer, it should not be a surprise that your dorm has a little bit of a stale odor. Thankfully, this smell should dissipate over time after you and your roommate get settled in, but you can get a head start on making your dorm smell pleasant with our dorm air fresheners! While you may combat weird stinky smells at home with a candle or even incense, these items are banned from most college dorms due to fire hazards. Our dorm room fresheners are college-approved and won't get you kicked off campus. Plus, you can use these dorm air scents after move-in day too! Any time that dirty laundry starts to pile up, or if your roommate goes a littttleee too long without taking a shower, spritz some dorm room spray around to knock out the stink. And in neutral clean scents like Linen or Citrus, or softer floral scents like Lavender and Cherry Blossom, girls and guys alike can both enjoy a nice smelling dorm room!

2 - Sponges - This is a basic dorm essentials item that you may not think of at all as you're putting together your college dorm checklist. You want to make sure you have plenty of these college supplies on hand. When you first move into your college dorm room, you're going to want to wipe down surfaces such as your dorm dresser and dorm desk with some cleaning solution and these sponges. Throughout the college year, there may be times you need more than just a paper towel to wipe down a surface. Spill a can of pop in your mini fridge? These sponges will come in handy! Plus they are cheap dorm supplies so you can really stock up and keep a few extra in your cleaning supplies tote.

3 - Cleaning Wipes - These are handy dorm necessities that you will love. They are lavender scented so you can have a clean feel in your dorm room plus a fresh scent. When you move into your college dorm room for the first time, you will want to make sure you have a few of these dorm essentials on hand so you can wipe down things like the inside of your dresser and the top of dorm shelves. You can use these wet or dry, and the best part is that they are washable and reusable. Doing a deep clean of your dorm room? You don't have to throw out the cleaning wipe that you are using - simply rinse the one you're already using and go back to cleaning!

4 - Wastebasket - Of course, once you have finished up your dorm cleaning, you'll need somewhere to dump your used paper towels and cleaning gloves. Of course, your dorm room is tiny, so you'll need a small trash can that doesn't take up too much space. Our metal mesh wastebaskets are compact for dorm room dimensions, but with enough room to hold your trash. Plus, in a range of colors, you can always stick with a basic black trashcan or choose a colorful wastebasket that actually looks cute in your dorm room. It may sound weird to call a waste bin "cute", but you'll understand what we mean as soon as you tuck this important dorm item under your dorm desk or by your dorm nightstand!

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