Please keep your apartment clean. When you take care of the cleaning on a regular basis, you will have it a lot easier and your home will be more comfortable. Here are some tips what to pay attention to.

Living in a shared apartment is at its best a life experience that provides you with a lifetime of friends and memories. Be right at home but keep your flat mates in mind too. Agree on cleaning days and shifts together. To make the planning easier you can use this cleaning schedule. Common ground rules provide a good framework for comfortable living!

There are no cleaning services in Tellervontie 2, Tutkijantie 2, Yliopistokatu 16 & 18 and Ylioppilaantie 4. Therefore cleaning shifts have to be organized. Each shift lasts for one week, from Monday to Sunday. PSOAS staff will place cleaning lists near the shared apartment main door. Tenants are responsible for assigning the weekly shifts equally. The cleaning lists and cleanliness of the apartments are checked on a regular basis. If the apartment is found unclean the person responsible for the cleaning will be given a note. If the note does not help, PSOAS will have the dorm cleaned and all the tenants living in the apartment will be charged for the cleaning. In Tirolintie 2 a cleaning company cleans the common areas of the 7-room shared apartments once a week. Despite this the tenants are still responsible for the cleanliness of the common areas as described above.

It is very important to recycle waste. The waste must be sorted in the following way before dropping it in the waste containers:

Please note that in Finland you can recycle most glass and plastic bottles as well as tin cans. Take the bottles and cans to the nearest grocery store and you’ll get back the bottle price!

If an apartment needs to be cleaned up after a tenant has moved out the minimum charge is 50€ / apartment. If the tenant is moving to another PSOAS apartment the costs will be invoiced. Otherwise the costs will be deducted from the deposit.