The cleaning of the common kitchen is your responsibility.

Rotating schedule

There is a rotating cleaning schedule for the common kitchens and bathrooms. It is important that everybody contributes and cleans when it is their turn.

  • There is a rotating cleaning schedule for the common kitchens. You can find an overview of when it is your turn, with associated week numbers, on your common kicthen. If you can´t find the overview, notify the Student Guards.
  • If one of the rooms in your cooridor is empty, everyone that shares common kitchen has joint responsibility of cleaning the week that are associated with the empty room.
  • If you are going away, you are responsible for switching your cleaning week with one of your neighbors.
  • If it´s difficult to cooperate, you can get help from the Student Guards.
  • It is your responsibility to buy detergents and other cleaning products. Here you can see our tips on which cleaning products you may want to use.

Tasks during cleaning week

  • Take out the rubbish - every day. Read more on how to sort the trash here.
  • Make sure the sinks, tables, countertops, tiles, and the kitchen cabinets are kept tidy and cleaned.
  • Garbage cabinet and other common cabinets must be cleaned, both exterior and interior.
  • Clean the kitchen floor
  • Make sure that garbage, drying racks and other are not left in the corridor or other shared spaces.
  • Keep the fridge and freezer tidy and clean. Throw away spolied food.
  • Clean the stove, exterior and interior, including the plates.
  • Clean kitchen fan

How do we follow up on your common kitchen?

  • The student guards carry out regular checks of all common kitchens. A rule of thumb is that all kitchens should be so clean and tidy that you should be able to make food here without having to clean first. We follow up on kitchen where this is not the case.
  • In addition to the daily cleaning that residents themselves are responsible for, SiO also carry out a thorough main cleaning of all common kitchens once a year, where we clean all ceilings, walls, behind the stove and the like.


  • It can be smart to invite your neighbors to a kitchen meeting, where you can agree on the rules you want to apply for your common kitchen, such as how to buy cleaning products, what you want to share and not etc.
  • Remember to keep an eye on your food in the cupboard, fridge and freezer, and bin food that has expired. Please store your dry food (flour, pasta, oats) in plastic boxes or zip lock bags.