With so many students packed into freshman dorms, bacteria, viruses, and germs can spread quickly. Keeping a door room clean is extremely important to staying healthy. Many students do not get the proper amount of sleep or nutrition needed to maintain a strong immune system during their freshman year. This fact coupled with a germ infested dorm room is not conducive to a healthy lifestyle.
Luckily, we have created a checklist for dorm room hygiene. These are the best-rated supplies for maintaining a clean and healthy dorm room:
We recommend having all of the above supplies handy throughout the year. These supplies can single handedly keep a student from getting sick.
One cleaning supply that is commonly overlooked is an air purifier. Air purifiers with built in UV-C sanitizers can eliminate airborne bacteria and viruses. In many cases, dorm AC units are connected from room to room without filtration. This means that airborne germs can flow from one room to another with ease. An air purifier coupled with a HEPA air filter (if possible to insert) is the best way to eliminate airborne viruses. The best practice is to place the air purifier close to the HVAC duct if possible.
Here are a few more tips for keeping a dorm room healthy:
- Use Hand Sanitizer/ wash hands
- Wipe down surfaces regularly
- Vacuum regularly
- Keep trash bags handy
- Use an Air Purifier
- Insert HEPA Air Filters
A clean dorm room can make a huge difference in one’s college experience. As many have experienced themselves, spending an entire year fighting cold after cold does not lead to successful grades or social life. Taking care of the essentials before hand allows one to focus on what is important during the year.