EASIEST 9 Step Spring Cleaning Checklist for your Dorm
Get your room in perfect shape with this spring cleaning checklist for your dorm! This is a super easy checklist that will walk you through everything you need to clean your room.
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I swear it feels like my dorm room has a mind of its own when it comes to messes. As much as I do to keep it clean, it is always covered in a layer of dust and has shoes and crap all over the place.
But, in my best efforts to keep it clean, I’ve got the perfect spring cleaning checklist for your dorm. This has helped me so much to manage keeping my dorm room as organized as possible.
This list is super easy for when you need to do a really big clean, or even little weekly cleans to keep everything looking tidy. Plus, it won’t take you a million years to get everything clean.
This post is all about a spring cleaning checklist for your dorm!
To make things as easy as possible for you, I also have a FREE printable that goes with this spring cleaning checklist! All you have to do is print it out and you can fill it out every time you clean to make sure you are following all the steps!
You can’t do any spring cleaning without a few basic cleaning essentials. This is the bare minimum you need to get your dorm in perfect shape!
If you want even more cleaning supplies than this for your dorm room, check out this article: 11 Cleaning Supplies For College To Whip Your Space Into Shape!
Step 1: put everything away
Before you do anything else, you want to start a load of laundry so it can get washed while you clean. Then, by the time you finish cleaning, your laundry will be all done and ready to be put away.
Make sure you wash all your clothes, sheets, and towels. This way you have a clean, fresh start for all your linens and clothes.
Go around your room and make sure you don’t forget anything to wash!
Once all the clothes are out of the way, the next step in your spring cleaning checklist for your dorm is to collect all the trash. Grab anything that’s around the room and remember to check the fridge too. There is almost always something old and expired in the dorm room mini fridge so make sure that you add that to the trash pile.
Collect it all into a bag, but don’t take the trash out just yet! We will get to that later.
Now it’s time to declutter everything that’s left out. Random dishes, papers, notebooks, whatever it is, put it back where it belongs.
desk (and backpack)
The last step in the first part of your spring clean is to go through your desk surface and desk drawers and declutter as much as you can. Especially if you have one of those keyboard drawers in the middle of your desks, these become dumping grounds for so much clutter and garbage.
Work your way through your drawers until you get rid of anything that doesn’t belong there.
Another part of this step is to go through your backpack as well. Throw away any garbage in the pockets and clear out whatever you don’t need to be carrying around everyday.
Step 2: clean
Now that everything is decluttered and put away, it’s time to clean the room. Depending on how much you usually clean throughout the semester, this part of your spring cleaning checklist for your dorm will either be super easy or a little more difficult.
First things first, before you do any cleaning you want to dust the entire room. I can tell you from personal experience that dorm rooms are a breading ground for dust. In such a small space, it feels like everything is always coated in a layer of dust.
If you can get your hands on a duster, this will be the easiest thing to clean. If not, just use a paper towel or tissue and go around the room dusting.
Common places with the most dust will be open surfaces, your fan (if you have one), picture frames, and more. Wipe as much down so you can to get rid of all that dust.
wipe down surfaces
Next up you want to wipe down all of your surfaces with a disinfectant wipe. This includes your desk, dresser, night-table, and anywhere else in your room that is an open surface.
I would also suggest wiping down things like your microwave, fridge handle, doorknob, light switch, and other commonly touched places in the room.
You can’t go wrong wiping as much as possible in this step. The more the better!
Finally, once everything is wiped down and cleaned, it’s time to handle the floor. Vacuum everything as best as you can!
fold laundry and make bed
Your spring cleaning checklist for your dorm is almost done! At this point, the laundry that you put in at the beginning of the checklist should be done (or almost done), so go grab that and bring it back to your room!
Spend some time folding all of your clothes, putting your sheets back on the bed, putting away your towels, and anything else that needs to be folded.
take out trash
The final step of your spring clean is to take out all of the trash. This should include everything you collected in the beginning, as well as any cleaning stuff you used in the second half of your clean (wipes, duster, etc).
Bring it all to the trash room in your dorm and you are officially done!
Then, go back to your room and admire how clean it all looks! Now your goal is to try to keep it looking like that for as long as you can!
Don’t forget to grab your FREE printable checklist so you can always remember every step of your spring cleaning process in your dorm!
This post was all about a spring cleaning checklist for your dorm!