Cleaning Your Office
While sitting at a desk for 8+ hours a day, we do a lot more than just work. We chew, sneeze, cough, touch and spill – day after day. Your office workspace can quickly become a microbial zoo. Even if your office has a janitor service you should follow these steps to ensure a clean and sanitary work station.
1. Dust. Use a damp microfiber cloth to wipe down all surfaces. Remove your papers, file folders, calendars, stapler and other objects so you can wipe down your desk. Don’t overlook areas like power strips behind your desk, the top of your monitor or the tops of picture frames.
2. Disinfect. Sitting at our desks, we do lots and lots of touching, creating new micro-bacteria colonies with each keystroke, mouse click and phone call. Disinfect that mouse and office phone: the keypad, headset, mouthpiece, the whole thing.
3. Be Consistent. Organize your desk at least weekly. Having a cleaning routine will make it easier next time. Even better, keep disinfectant wipes near your desk so you can give everything a quick wipe-down between cleaning days.