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When it comes to cleaning a shared property, it can be difficult to evenly and fairly split up the chores. As the lengthy discussions regarding who is getting which job rage on, your flat or student house will probably start to become a mess, making everyone even more hesitant to commit. But don’t worry, there are some pretty simple ways around this that don’t involve endless debates.
Our favourite way of determining who does which cleaning job on a weekly or monthly basis is by using a cleaning rota template. Luckily for you, we’ve created a handy downloadable student house cleaning rota template, along with other cleaning tools. These downloadables will allow you and your flatmates to easily and fairly allocate jobs around the house. While we’ve referred to this as a student cleaning rota template, it can be used in just about any form of shared accommodation.
When living in a house share or student halls, keeping your property clean is always a positive thing. You definitely don’t want to leave all the cleaning until the very end of your tenancy. Maintaining your property’s cleanliness is super important for a number of reasons:
Cleaning your property from head to toe may seem like a daunting task at first. From the kitchen to the bathroom and from the bedrooms to any outdoor area, keeping on top of it all can seem like a tall order. But remember, you have housemates to help. Once you break down the rooms in your property and then allocate tasks to each person, it really won’t feel that bad.
If you get into the routine of cleaning areas on a weekly basis, then when it comes to a monthly deep clean, you won’t have all that much to do.
Check out our Cleaning Task List (pictured below) for a daily cleaning schedule. We’ve also listed some examples of jobs that are worth doing on a daily basis:
Check out our Weekly Cleaning Rota (pictured below) for a weekly cleaning schedule. We’ve also listed some examples of jobs that are worth doing on a weekly basis:
Check out our Monthly Cleaning Rota (pictured below) for a monthly cleaning schedule. We’ve also listed some examples of jobs that are worth doing on a monthly basis:
If everybody in your house/flat is pulling in the same direction and doing an equal amount of cleaning, then this should also help create a more harmonious atmosphere for everyone involved. You and your housemates can also commit to buying an equal amount of cleaning supplies, making working out your budget easier.
Although a cleaning rota might seem a little unnecessary, especially given that you’re all adults, they’re proven to be one of the best ways to motivate people to do their chores. Not only that, but cleaning rotas also ensure that some of the more daunting tasks (like cleaning toilets/bathrooms) don’t go unnoticed for too long.
Your landlord won’t be expecting a totally spotless house at the end of your tenancy, but they will expect you to keep on top of jobs to prevent issues like dampness, stains and the growth of mould. Trust us, chipping away on a weekly basis is a far better option than leaving a mountain of cleaning until the final days of your tenancy. Using a cleaning rota template is one of the best ways to ensure this is avoided.
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