Clean Checks

Clean checks are conducted weekly beginning the second week of the school semester. All students are required to participate in clean checks (per the contract) or will face charges of $30/hour for our cleaning crew to clean for them.

Bunkhouse operates clean checks in the following manner: the day prior to clean checks, a Managers’ Assistant will deliver the apartment’s sign-up sheet. Each tenant must sign up for an apartment job and his bedroom job. Then, the MA will come by at scheduled clean check time to check each student’s job. If a student fails his job, the Managers’ Assistant makes note of it and the student receives his first strike. The next day, the Cleaning Manager will return to the student’s apartment to conduct a “re-check.” If the student fails this check again, the Cleaning Manager will notify him when the cleaning crew will be there to clean for him and that he will be responsible for the $30/hour charge.

You are also responsible for mildew in your apartment. The cinderblock walls like to trap in moisture. To help with mildew throughout your apartment, open a window an inch and/or a door for a bit on warm sunny days. Also, leave the bathroom fan on for 15 minutes after you shower. Mildew spray is available in the office for checkout.

We encourage all of our students to continually strive to maintain a clean apartment. Maintaining a clean apartment allows for the Spirit to be present and harmony within the walls of the apartment. It’s also a great way to show respect to each of your roommates. By cleaning up after yourself and encouraging your roommates to, you will be able to respect each other’s property and living spaces.

Our Cleaning Manager suggests the following items to help you with your clean checks throughout the semester (and White Glove at the end of the semester):

Basic cleaning supplies (for most jobs):

  • Broom & Dustpan
  • Sponges
  • Scrub brushes
  • Old rags
  • Paper Towels
  • Rubber gloves
  • Bucket
  • Dish soap
  • Scouring stick/pumice stone
  • Antibacterial wipes (ex. Lysol wipes)
  • Glass cleaner (ex. Windex)

Vanity and Hall:

  • Bathroom cleaner (ex. Clorox Clean-up)
  • Comet


  • Toilet bowl cleaner and brush
  • Shower cleaner (ex. Scrub-free Soap Scum Remover, Lysol Tub & Tile Cleaner, Clorox Clean-up)
  • Magic Erasers

Kitchen #1:

  • Kitchen cleaner (ex. 409, Lysol complete kitchen cleaner, Spic n Span)
  • Comet
  • O.S. pads
  • Soft Scrub
  • Bleach

Kitchen #2:

  • Oven Cleaner
  • Large heavy-duty garbage bag
  • O.S. pads
  • Spray bottle filled with water
  • Degreaser (ex. Greased Lightning)
  • Kitchen cleaner (ex. 409, Lysol complete kitchen cleaner, Spic n Span)
  • Bleach

Living Room and Bedrooms:

  • Furniture polish
  • Old toothbrush