Cleaning Tips

Students living in College of Charleston campus housing are responsible for cleaning their own rooms, bathrooms and shared spaces within an apartment / suite. Follow these tips and cleaning schedule to keep your space clean and tidy.

Use this site as a reference and feel free to use our handy Cleaning Schedule flyer.


  • Talk to your roommate(s) and suitemate(s) about sharing chores.
  • Make a schedule outlining who does what and stick to it!

Recommended Cleaning Supplies

  • laundry detergent
  • dish soap, dish sponge
  • disinfectant spray / wipes
  • microfiber cloths or paper towels
  • glass cleaner or multipurpose cleaner
  • floor sweeper / mop
  • toilet bowl cleaner and brush
  • NEVER mix ammonia and bleach

Cleaning Schedule


  • Make your bed
  • Clear clutter from desk and common areas
  • Put dirty clothing in hamper
  • Take out trash (must be in sealed bag)
  • Do dishes


  • Do laundry, including bedding and towels
  • Wipe down commonly used surfaces like doorknobs, light switches, faucets and toilet seats
  • Vacuum or sweep
  • Clean bathrooms, including wiping down the sink, mirror, toilets and shower


  • Mop hard surface floors
  • Dust hard surfaces
  • Wipe down HVAC vents and any bathroom fans
  • Clean out fridge
  • Wipe down microwave