Life in a hostel is a lot of things – exciting, loud, even hectic. But the one thing that it’s often notis , clean. It’s not surprising either. When you have so many people living under the same roof, sharing the same facilities, things are bound to get messy. So, how can you upgrade the hygiene quotient of your hostel? Are there any solutions that will actually improve the quality of life in your ladies’ PG in Yeshwanthpur? Well, the simple answer is yes. Because we’ve got a list of cleaning hacks that can help you make your hostel or PG as neat and clean as Marie Kondo’s wardrobes. So, what are you waiting for? Let’s get started.
Hack your dustbin
Your hostel room is your haven. No matter what the situation is like in the corridors, the washrooms, the mess or the common room, you’re in charge of your own space. And since you like to feel comfortable, you’re probably on top of your cleaning schedule. So your bed is made, your desk is neat, and there are definitely no crumbs on the floor. But what about your dustbin? Most of us dispose of trash and dirt from our rooms in the dustbin, but forget that if you want your room to be spick and span the dustbin needs cleaning too. And that’s not exactly the most fun job. So how can you make this process easier on yourself? Dustbin liners! You can grab a bunch of eco friendly dustbin liners for your room’s personal garbage collection. That way, you can simply replace the liner (with the accumulated trash) each week, instead of dealing with bits of paper, food debris or other waste stuck to the side of the bin. And putting a hook on the side of the bin can also stop the liner from falling into the bin.
Purge your belongings
Keeping your space clean is a lot easier when you’re working with less items. Think about it, the less furniture you have, the less you have to keep organised or maintain. So while you’re living in a hostel, it might be a good idea to purge your belongings and cut down on some non-essentials. This can also be a quick and easy way to make some money, as you can easily sell clothes, books, furniture or jewellery that are in a good condition on reselling platforms like eBay and OLX. You’ll have less to clean, more space to live in and some extra cash in your wallet.
Line your shelves with newspaper
Dusting probably isn’t your favourite pastime, especially when you’re focussed on work or college in a new city. And even if your hostel room is quite small, there’s plenty of spaces for dust to collect. A quick, easy and inexpensive way to combat this is by lining your shelves and even table tops with newspaper. This way, you won’t have a bunch of surfaces to dust on a weekly or monthly basis, you can simply replace the newspaper once in a while. No more chores for you.
Clean your microwave
If you ever enter hell, you’ll probably be greeted with the sight of a hostel microwave. With so many people sharing one appliance, it’s bound to be covered in splatters. But it should never be in such a condition that you’re afraid to use it. No, we’re not asking you to spend hours prising off year-old maggi spills and oil stains. All you need to do is microwave some squeezed lemons (yes, you don’t even need fresh ones) for a couple of minutes and the steam that it generates will do all the work for you. All you’ll need is a rag or an old towel and you can easily wipe down your new clean microwave. No elbow grease required, and you’ll be a hero for all your hostel roommates.
Make a cleaning kit for yourself
Even if you’re not a Monica Geller when it comes to cleaning habits, you’ll find keeping your space tidy is a lot easier when you have all your supplies in one place. Maybe you could keep your broom, dustpan, cleaning fluid, wipes etc. in one dedicated corner of the room, or repurpose a cardboard box for storing all your equipment. Then you can just whip out your cleaning kit whenever you need it without having to hunt for that one mop you left behind the bed. With your cleaning kit and its efforts, your room will be the envy of all the other residents in your hostel in Jayanagar.
Those are our simple and effective hacks that can take your hostel room in Bangalore
from basic to beautiful. So go ahead and put them into practice!