How To Keep Your Office Generally Clean
The first place you will really want to keep very tidy will be the main area you’re working in. So, for most offices, it will be on a desk. Desks are filled every day with coffee mugs, food, piles of paper and any other work bits and bobs. Because of this, it will begin building up a lot of dirt and dust, especially if the huge amounts of paper at your desk are just sitting there for weeks and weeks.
In order to stay on top of a clean desk is by getting into a habit of wiping down your desk at the end of each day with a dry microfiber cloth when it’s for dusting, or using a slightly wet one for cleaning. If using a wet one for cleaning, proceed in using a dry one to dry it all off. Along with dusting, try to get rid of any fingerprints over your computer screen and even on the doors that have glass panels.
Microfiber cloths are the best type of cloth to use because they make less toxic cleaning infinitely easier. They can clean, dust and polish without the need to use any cleaning chemicals. They are made of tiny wedge-shaped fibres, up to 100 times finer than human hair. Those tiny fibres grab and hold dirt. They are very long lasting and therefore re-usable. They can be used in many places including in the kitchens, bathrooms, windows, cars, etc.
Another area in the office that requires to be cleaned properly is the kitchen, however small it may be. A kitchen in the office is most of the time being shared with work colleagues. With your colleagues, chances are you don’t all have the same cleaning standards. Even if you use a few paper towels to clean up a mess after heating up food or making a sandwich, getting rid of the smell is much more of a mission. You can get this done very quickly by using a small bowl with some water and a lemon, cut in half with both halves squeezed into the water in the bowl, then setting it in the microwave on full power for three minutes or just until the water starts boiling. The acid from the lemon will act as a detergent and so its steam will cover the microwave with it and therefore removing any splatters of food in the corners and getting rid of the smell. This can be done bi-weekly if there’s not many colleagues using the kitchen.
One that we all hate, are the rubbish bins. It’s much easier to get someone else to deal with the rubbish bins, but that way they’ll never get clean, and their smell will just get worse by the day. It would be a great idea to take the bin outside a couple of times a week in order to remove any unwanted smells. It’s much easier to check the bin every week and get rid of any muck from rubbish at the bottom by using washing-up liquid and cleaning it thoroughly. If it is done weekly, it won’t be as difficult to clean each time.
The area we walk on the most, is the area we majority of the time don’t bother about at all. The office floor gets rained down with crumbs and small paper bits every day. Depending on the floor material, it can be very hard to see crumbs, but bugs such as spiders and mice/rats can see them easily. In order to keep such critters away, it is important to have a crumb-free environment every day and keeping the office clean as they prefer messy areas. It’s suggested that the floor is vacuumed every day after work so you can be at peace for the next day without having to worry about anything lurking around the office. Areas such as the corners of the rooms, behind doors, and ceiling corners are important to be checked all the time as that’s where spiders prefer staying.