Your office, whether home or otherwise, probably doesn’t get the cleaning it deserves. While your company may hire professional cleaners to give your office a professional cleaning every week, you can still do plenty of things during the week to maintain a clean office. In addition, having a clean and tidy workspace will allow you to function better at work and focus better on what you’re doing.
For those who want to clean their offices, here are the best office cleaning tips and tricks to ensure your office space is clean, disinfected, and ready for use.
1. Clean your desk
Cleaning an office starts with a clean desk. The first step to a good desk cleaning is looking back at your desk. What does it have on it that needs to be there? What is a disorganized mess, and what does ‘organized’ look like?
The desk should be the first item on your cleaning checklist. Start by assessing what can be thrown away, old unnecessary documents (these can perhaps be shredded), leftover garbage, worn-out pens, etc. Next, see what’s left. Then is the time to completely clean the desk and use a cleaning product to wipe down your desk, computer monitors, and so on. Having a clean desk will make life easier and keep you motivated.
2. Clean the floors
Whether you have a hard floor or carpet, floor care is always crucial. If you are in the office or at home then the best way to clean mats is with R mat cleaner. This will help remove any dust, dirt, and debris that may have gathered on the surface. A commercial cleaning company will likely clean the floors in a major corporate setting. Still, if you’re in your home office, it’s essential to use a carpet cleaner to help you out, particularly against stubborn stains of spilled coffee.
Carpet cleaning is essential to any clean office, and a steam cleaner will lift heavy stains from carpets and rugs. If you have stains on your hard floor, look for a stain-removing cleaning solution that suits your floor type.
Cleaning the floors should also be completed as part of move-out cleaning if you’re moving into a new office space in place of another company. Carpet cleaning and proper floor care will help prolong the life of your floors in general.
3. Wash the windows
If a professional cleaner cleans your office, they’ll likely wash the windows as part of their cleaning checklist. Though the exterior of the windows will need to be completed by a professional window cleaning company using skyjacks, ropes and harnesses, and soapy water. Due to the cost, this isn’t often completed in many large industrial buildings, but it may well be done as part of an event cleaning preparation.
4. Make sure you clean your computer
We use our computers daily but rarely are they thoroughly cleaned. Now, you don’t have to take it apart to clean it, but a basic clean each week is a great way to ensure that it doesn’t overheat and that your keys and mouse remain correctly functional.
Encourage employees to wipe down their computers with disinfectant wipes, particularly if they share an office space with others. Make sure that hand sanitizer is also frequently used, especially given the current public health climate.
5. Get your office professionally cleaned
If you’re moving into a new office, moving out of an old one, or completing a good spring clean, you should get your office cleaned by a professional. Most commercial cleaning services will offer full-service cleaning in various environments, from apartment cleaning to full building cleaning, including bathroom cleaning.
One of the only ways to ensure that office spaces are sufficiently clean is to hire a janitorial cleaning company. An experienced office cleaner will do a much more effective office cleaning than a first-timer, so check the details of the commercial cleaning company before hiring them.
These professional cleaners can also be the same people you pay periodically to do regular cleans. No matter where your office is located, most professional cleaners also offer school and restaurant cleaning.
6. Clean after construction
This should go without saying, but if your office is newly built, whether as a home addition or in a physical office building, it is critical that post-construction cleaning takes place. This can be necessary to eliminate dust that can linger from sawdust and drywall, which can be toxic to employees if consumed in large quantities. A professional cleaning company thoroughly cleans your office after any construction.
7. Don’t forget to clean the kitchen
Whether your office is located in a school, restaurant, high-rise building, or home, you mustn’t forget your kitchen space during your office deep clean. You should embrace kitchen cleaning every couple of days at the office and maybe every two weeks at home.
Clear out all the food, throw out the older and/or expired items, and check everything to ensure it’s still edible. Then, clean off your shelves with disinfectant wipes.
8. Treat your office like it’s your home
While this can’t be said for work-related things, treating your office like a part of your home can be a good idea. This means you employ the same home cleaning techniques, doing simple and effective regular cleans of different items and parts of your office space to ensure prime functionality and better health outcomes for you and your staff. Of course, this also means regular use of the vacuum cleaner to eliminate dust and other debris from the day’s run.
Depending on your office location, you may need greater, more frequent cleaning than you’d typically have. Being thorough means cleaning your windows and your light switches. Wipe it down with a microfiber cloth. Microfiber cloths are also great for your keyboard and computer screen, as they won’t damage the glass.
Whether you’re in your own office space or have a company that rents office space, keeping it clean is your obligation to yourself or your employees. Make sure you regularly clean your desk space, and, if necessary, hire full-office cleaning companies to maintain great cleanliness across your office space. This prevents employees from getting sick and generally means a happier, healthier, more positive work environment.