Think about how you and your roommate want to divide up the cleaning. Some tasks that you might want to split up are:
- Sweeping and mopping the floors
- Vacuuming the carpet
- Washing dishes
- Cleaning the bathroom and kitchen
- Regularly emptying trash and recycling
Tips on keeping your living situation clean
- Clarify house maintenance expectations with your landlord e.g.: yard upkeep, plumbing, etc.
- Determine how to keep each other accountable.
- Keep a chore chart to designate certain chores to you and your roommates and alternate every week, every two weeks, or every month.
- If you notice a funny smell, investigate! It could be something rotting in your fridge or maybe something more serious.
Why is cleaning important?
- Respects your and your roommate’s space
- Increases the likelihood of the return of your security deposit
- Maintains a positive relationship between you and the landlord or property management company (good referrals for future housing!)
- Limits the spread of disease
- Saves you, your roommates, and/or landlord or property management company money on repair bills