Working in a clean environment can not only prevent you from being in contact with harmful viruses and bacteria, but it can also help you avoid distractions and work more productively. After all, your desk is a multi-purpose surface on which you not only work and eat but also cough and sneeze on it. And if you have coworkers or customers that meet at your desk, you will give a much more professional impression if it is neat and clean.
Before getting out the cleaning supplies, it might be a good idea to do some organizing. It is impossible to clean a desk that is topped with papers and other office supplies so take some time to put everything in its place and toss whatever you don’t need anymore. If you feel you need to have some papers handy on your desk, a desk tray organizer might be helpful. Other papers and documents should be put away in file cabinets or shelves.
Once the surfaces are cleared, you can start the cleaning process.
Start with Your Electronics
Your devices should always be free of dust. A duster may help getting rid of dust in even small spaces. Other surfaces might be cleaned with a soft cloth moistened with disinfectant spray. Make sure not to spray directly on your computer. Keyboards can be cleaned by turning them upside down directly over a trash can, tapping and shaking it firmly to allow crumbs to dislodge. Compressed air can be used to blast away any remaining dirt particles. This can also be used on your mouse.
Dust Every Surface
Using a microfiber cloth, wipe down all surfaces. Besides desks and chairs, go over art hanging on the walls, power cords, fan blades, picture frames, and every surface that may hold dust. If you have plants, make sure to clean the leaves with a moist paper towel and water them.
Time to Vacuum
If there are sofas or other upholstered furniture, use the vacuum’s narrow attachment with the upholstery brush and go over these items. Then thoroughly vacuum the entire floor, moving desks, chairs, garbage cans, and other items, as you go, in order to cover every inch. Take out the trash and put new bags in trash cans.
Disinfecting is Important
With COVID-19 seemingly everywhere, it is a good idea to incorporate disinfecting into your cleaning routine. A disinfectant wipe works on your desk but also on staplers, scissors, pen holders, and everything you touch. Coffee cups and water bottles should be washed with soap and water.
Other Tips to Keep Your Office Clean
Between deeper cleanings that should take place every one or two weeks, get into the habit of maintaining your desk as neat as possible, scanning documents that are best stored online, and filing the rest.
Disinfectant wipes should become part of your routine. They can be used quickly over desk surfaces, phones, laptop covers, and other items you regularly touch.
Miami Top Cleaning recommends that you designate a five-minute slot once a week (Monday mornings to start off the week with a clean office, for example) to carry out your touch-up routine. And if you need a professional team to take over the office cleanup, a qualified office cleaning service will do the job for you.