Cleaning & laundry

It’s important for you and your flatmates to keep your accommodation clean and tidy. 

Keeping it clean!

Clean before you leaveYou are all responsible for keeping your bedrooms clean and tidy throughout the year. You're also jointly responsible for keeping shared areas clean and tidy and should work with your flatmates to make sure that kitchens and corridors are kept in an acceptable condition.

Top tips for keeping your accommodation spick and span:

  • Keep the inside of the fridge clean: remove old food and wipe the shelves regularly
  • Make sure food doesn't get stuck to the bottom of the oven or toaster – it’s a fire risk
  • Clean the microwave inside and out
  • Take out the rubbish and recycling regularly
  • Wipe down work surfaces, hob and cooker, especially if food is spilled.
  • Sweep and mop floors
  • Vacuum carpeted areas
  • Wash your shower curtain occasionally - it can go in the washing machine and be hung back up to dry

Still not sure? Your Resident Mentor is on hand to offer advice if you need it. For example, they can help to establish a ‘flat agreement’ for things like cleaning rotas. For more information, click here.


Laundry-smallWe know that washing isn’t the first thing on your mind but at some point you are going to run out of clean clothes.

Our launderettes use a Top Up Card System so you can do your laundry quickly and easily without having to worry about having the right change.

A cashless laundrette also means less breakdowns and a better service for you!

  1. Get your Circuit Laundry Card (found in your Arrival Envelope or from Customer Services)
  2. Go online to www.circuitcardtopup.comLaundry and Student
  3. Register your card
  4. Purchase your unique top up number – minimum £5 top up
  5. Select the laundrette nearest to your building that you would like to use
  6. Take your Laundry Card and top up number to the top up machine in the laundrette you selected
  7. Top up your Laundry Card following the instructions on the top up machine.
  8. You are now ready to do your laundry at any of the laundrettes in the residences!

Laundry View

Want to check a machine is available before you carry all your dirty socks downstairs? Use Laundry View to check which machines are available, look at remaining cycle times and report any problems. You can also sign up for alerts to tell you when you wash is complete and weekly stats to find the optimum time for washing! Head to and click on 'LaundryView' > 'Sheffield' > 'University of Sheffield' to try it now.

If you are living in Allen Court accommodation, please download the app and view LaundryView on your mobile phone. Allen Court can be found under 'IQ Student Accommodation'.