students in a clean room

Your roommates' contribution to a clean living space is lacking. You understand they’re busy, but you also have other things to attend to besides dishes piled up from the week. It’s starting to smell and messy shared spaces are not fun to be in. How do you politely tell people to pick up after themselves and get your nice apartment back? It may seem overwhelming, but with some simple supplies, a good schedule, and a couple of life hacks, you can maintain a clean apartment without spending hours scrubbing every inch.