The American Association of College and University Housing (AACHU) lists more than 400 housing types and services in its annual “Best of Colleges” list, and it’s a popular place to find affordable dorms.
But when it comes to providing quality homekeeping, there are only so many ways to choose.
To learn which options are best for your needs, we surveyed dorms across the country to find out which types of dorms are best at what tasks.
Read on for the top choices for housekeeping, dorm life, and the most common housekeeping tasks.
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Living quarters and shared housing options.
A common question we’ve seen is whether or not a shared housing arrangement is a good choice for dorm housing.
If so, we’d recommend making a list of common housework tasks.
This will give you an idea of what tasks you’ll need to do to keep a dorm housekeeping clean.
This is also a good place to look for common household items.
A dorm room may be full of things to clean, such as a bathroom, so you’ll want to make sure you’re not missing any.2.
The dorm is located in a public area, like the park, playground, or a neighborhood.
This might be due to the shared dorms being situated on the main campus, which makes it easier to access.
The common house duties are shared.
The other major factor in determining whether a dorm room is good at housekeeping is if you need to share space or if the dormitory has a shared bathroom.
A shared bathroom is required to share bathroom facilities and may require you to wash your own clothes.3.
The building has a private courtyard and is located away from the public.
A private courtyard will also give you more room to work.
A building with a courtyard is usually the best choice for a dorm, as the dorm will have more space and a private space with more room for you to do your housework.4.
The living space is separate from the dorm room.
This can make it easier for you and your roommate to spend time together.
You’ll also likely have more freedom to move around and take care of your own needs.
A well-planned dorm room can also be good for your mental health as you can plan your days, making it easier and more productive to do tasks that require mental effort.5.
The rooms are air conditioned.
This may help reduce noise pollution.
You can also choose to have a quiet room or a communal space that is free from distractions.6.
The bathrooms are well-ventilated.
You won’t have to deal with air conditioning, so there’s less need for you or your roommate (or anyone else) to worry about staying in a room.7.
The food and amenities are good.
Most dorms have a fridge and freezer to store and prepare meals for the entire week.
Some dorms also have free Wi-Fi, which will help keep you connected to your dorm mates and your school or work location.8.
The room is air-conditioned and heated.
It’s a good idea to have your dorm room air-con, so that you can spend more time with your roommate and more time doing tasks that are beneficial to you.9.
The housing options are shared with other people in the dorm.
This allows you to share common house chores, like laundry, to keep your dorm house clean.10.
The student living quarters are free of any dorm related costs.
This means that you and other people living in your dorm can take turns taking care of housework chores.11.
The shared dorm is not in an area with a curfew.
This ensures that you have enough time to do some of the common household tasks, such the washing of your clothes and cooking meals.12.
The cost of renting a room is shared.
You may have to pay for rooms you rent from other roommates.
If you rent rooms from other people, they may have extra charges to help cover the cost.
You could also have to cover any room costs if you’re staying in your own dorm room, as shared dorm rooms typically don’t have a lot of room.