Today is World Mental Health Day. And although mental health problems can affect anyone, at any time of the year, today is a great day for mental health education and awareness, for showing your support against the social stigma of mental health problems, and to also start looking after your own wellbeing.
5 cleaning hacks every student should know
The thought of cleaning your bedroom, kitchen, and living area from top to bottom might send shivers down your spine. After all, as a student you’ve probably got more important things to do than spend your time scrubbing floors and dusting off furniture. But getting the housework done doesn’t have to be as bad as it sounds. Here are some top cleaning hacks to save you time and energy – making your chores effortless…
1. Invest in foil
Don’t sweat the next time you have to clean the oven. Cover a baking tray with foil and place it at the bottom of your oven to catch any spillages, crumbs and mess from foods cooking on the selves above. Then when it’s time to clean, simply remove the sheet of foil covered in grease, and replace with a new one.
2. Steam clean your microwave
Microwaves can be messy – especially if you’re sharing one with others. Splatters of soup and dried-on sauces are commonplace in a microwave. But with just a few drops of vinegar and a bowl of water you can have yours sparkling in no time. Simply place the bowl in the microwave for 5 minutes and once done, the steam from the water and vinegar solution will have loosened up all of the grime from inside the microwave – making it easy to wipe clean.
3. Keep your fridge fresh
No one wants to reach to the back of the fridge to find an out-of-date piece of food rotting. Check your fridge regularly and throw away any out of date food to prevent bad odours and mess being made. Line the fridge shelves with cling film so when any spillages occur, all you have to do is peel off the film, discard of it and re-line the shelf.
4. Ventilate your bathroom
It’s important to keep your bathroom well ventilated to reduce mould and grime building up – which can be very difficult to clean and get rid of. If you have a bathroom fan installed, make sure you always keep it on when showering, and leave your bathroom door open after you’ve showered to let the air in.
5. De-fluff your furnishings
From cushions and curtains, to lamp shades, a quick and easy way to dust off any soft furnishings is to use a lint roller. The one-sided self-adhesive roll is an inexpensive item which will pick up any bits of fluff, fibres and hairs in no time to give your fabrics a fresh new-look and feel. And if you get carried away with the cleaning, you can even lint roll yourself to remove any dust from your clothing.
Following these 5 simple tricks, you’ll have more time for doing the things you love and will no longer need to spend hours on your hands and knees scrubbing the oven or bathroom tiles clean!
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To become more ‘environmentally friendly’, Host is launching the #HostEnvironmentalPledge campaign to encourage responsible behaviour and drive sustainability across our sites throughout the UK and Ireland.
It’s a simple campaign! If we can reduce our overall utilities (electric, water and gas) consumption by 1% then we will donate £10,000, 2% reduction means £20,000, 3% is £30,000 and so on, to 3 charities; Student Minds, LandAid and Just a Drop.Show me all news
We're delighted to announce that Victoria Hall Management Ltd (VHML) have entered into an agreement with Singapore Press Holdings’ (SPH) to become the management company of their recently acquired portfolio of 14 purpose-built student accommodation buildings across six towns and cities in the UK.
If you've recently moved into student accommodation and started university, then you may have already met some new people. But it's never too late to meet new people. That's why we've pulled together 10 top ways to help get you meeting new people at your accommodation.