The impossible task of keeping a dorm room clean

Like many other college students, I struggle to keep my living space tidy. It seems that no matter what, at the end of the day my room is covered by an enormous amount of crap that I have no memory of putting there. Maybe it’s the fact that I live in a building that is dilapidated and over a century old, or it could be that I walk into every room like a tornado of clutter and obliterate everything in my path. Is one more likely than the other? Who’s to say. 

Needless to say, there are other reasons out of my control why the state of my room is, dare I say, horrendous. OK, maybe I am exaggerating a little bit, yet I can’t help but wonder if there is any way to keep any room clean or if it is just a lie I have been told my entire life. 

Everyday I wake up and clean my room before class, and in an act of magic an hour later everything that I own is splayed out across the room. At the end of the day, I clean once again, and the journey continues. 

However, there are some things that are out of my control. Main, the dorm I “live” in, has a certain character, to say the least. Some of that character includes tiles that are not glued to the floor and stick to your shoe everytime you step on them. It also includes the 10 pounds of dust that seem to accumulate over every surface almost daily. Or, it could very likely include the 10 massive gashes that are in various parts of the walls in my room. Some say crumbling, I say rustic and chic. 

 Listen, as a college student, there are more important things that I have to worry about than having a pristine room. For instance, I have been informed that studying is something that we are supposed to do here. At this point, I think I have accepted that it is somewhat of a hopeless cause. College is the time to welcome in all the chaos that you can, even if that means having a slightly messy room.

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