Office Cleaning Tips


Whether your office is in a building you commute to on a daily basis or tucked within the confines of your very own home, one fact remains true: It must be cleaned, and you are most likely the one viable candidate for the job. By utilizing a few simple office cleaning tips, your office will be sparkling clean and fresh in no time at all, leaving you with more time for office business.


  • Computers and other electronics comprise a good portion of our office configurations, and since they are used so frequently, often become the dirtiest items in the room. Wipe computer screens gently with a soft microfiber cloth. Blow computer keyboards out with compressed air. Next, clean the entire keyboard by dipping cotton swabs into rubbing alcohol and detailing on and around all of the keys. This process will clean and disinfect the keyboard, and help to halt the spread of germs. Dust the tops of printers and computer towers, fax machines and telephones with microfiber cloths and detail any parts with the cotton swab and alcohol that don't come into direct contact with the electric components.


  • Once a month remove everything from the tops of desks, shelves or table surfaces and clean with an all-purpose cleaner like Mr. Clean or Formula 409. Dust stacks of books and/or files as you return them to their proper places. By performing this duty monthly, it will save cleaning time weekly. Simply dust the work surfaces on a weekly basis and move only those things are are quick and easy to move. Wipe down the office chair with leather wipes (if made of leather or vinyl) and dust the legs and feet.

Helpful Hints

  • Keep a few trash can liners in the bottom of your office trash can for quick emptying and replacement of the bags. Keep a handy dusting tool like the Swiffer duster in a desk drawer for days when dust seems to be settling over your desk at a rapid rate. Stash a canister of disinfectant wipes in an office drawer or closet for quick cleanups of coffee spills and to frequently clean the mouthpiece of the phone, which is a haven for germs. Plug in an air freshener for a clean and fresh scent that lasts for several weeks.

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