Everyone wants a clean office and workspace. From the restrooms, to the front office, to the kitchen and conference room areas. We never question that these areas need to be cleaned and kept professional-looking. But, there are also the smaller areas to think about. We’ve previously talked about cleaning the appliances in the kitchen or breakroom of your office, but what about those small, often-used devices right on your desk? It’s time to focus on keeping your personal workspace clean and germ-free, too.
How to Clean your Office Workspace
Work Stations are Often Overlooked
These work stations are used often and consistently, and are frequently overlooked when it comes time to clean up.
However, these are also the types of places that shouldn’t be forgotten because of how much exposure they have to germs, dirt, and general messiness. Don’t forget that your workspace equipment is in need of attention just as much as the other places in your office. This is an area that’s touched all day long and eaten over. It’s time to pay more attention to this well-used space to keep this area sanitized and germ-free.
How To Keep your Workspace Clean
So, what is the best way to clean this desk equipment? Let’s break it down step by step:
1. Your Computer Keyboard. First, you want to clean out any bits and debris from the keys. Unplug your keyboard and turn it over your trash receptacle and tap out any debris into the trash can. From here, blow the rest out with some canned air into the trash can. Flip it back over and wipe clean with either a sanitizing wipe or spray on a clean cloth. Make sure the cloth is just lightly damp so moisture doesn’t collect in between the keys.
2. Your Computer Screen. This will probably have dust and fingerprints on the surface. Wipe the entire area with a cloth designed for electronics to make the glass and housing shine.
3. Remember the Phone and Mouse. Again, with these pieces of equipment, use either a sanitizing wipe or spray on a clean cloth. Make sure the cloth is just lightly damp so moisture doesn’t collect in between the keys or in the speaker hole areas.
4. The Remaining Desk Space. Remove as much from your desk so you can dust and wipe the entire workspace. Clean along the edges as necessary so the area is fully sanitized and free from fingerprints and germs. Don’t forget to organize files and papers while you are at it!
You’d be surprised how dirty and dusty your office desk space can get and it’s often neglected. But, it doesn’t have to be. Keep wipes nearby and clean up when you have a little bit of downtime. Having cleaning supplies stocked and nearby can encourage clean up during down times and help maintain a consistently clean space. You’ll love how nice your workspace looks with regular cleaning and dusting.
Look to the Commercial Cleaning Pros
An easy way to help keep your entire office looking its best throughout is to hire a professional cleaning team to come and do the work. The cleaning staff should be educated on any special sanitizing needs, procedures, and requirements that are involved with having a presence in your office environment. And if you are hosting parties in your office this season, you can hire us to clean up after those parties, and even set up for beforehand.
We at Clean Method provide this type of professional cleaning service. Click here to learn more about our cleaning services for all your office needs. Our professional cleaning staff is bonded, insured and maintains OSHA compliance. We would be happy to clean for you. Please contact us online or call us at 571.384.3415 for answers to your questions and to schedule your janitorial cleaning appointment today!