Spring Cleaning Tips for Your Office
Spring cleaning is something that a lot of people dread, but it can make a massive difference in your environment, mood, and productivity! This makes an occasional deep clean especially important in an office environment. Whether you’re cleaning up your cubicle, encouraging your employees to join in, or cleaning out your work-from-home office, we have tips to help you get the most out of your spring cleaning!
1. Wipe Down All Your Surfaces
The surfaces we touch and pass every day can get germy, dusty, and stained over time. Especially if you don’t have a regular janitorial or cleaning service, you should start your spring clean with a good wipe down. Here are some commonly touched and/or overlooked places:
- Door handles
- Printers and other large and/or shared equipment
2. Declutter Those Drawers!
Everyone has a junk drawer – that’s normal! But over time, junk seems to creep into nearby drawers and stacks until you don’t remember what your original organization system looked like in the first place.
Start by removing everything from your drawers. Wipe them down to remove any dust. Then, decide where you want your files and supplies to live and place them in their new spots. Discard any items you don’t need anymore.
3. Simplify Your Visual Space
Visual clutter is distracting and can make you feel stressed out, even when things are going well. Reduce clutter by only keeping what you need on your desk. Items you use regularly throughout the day can be kept at arm’s length, and any items you don’t use at least once a day can be put away until they become necessary.
This doesn’t mean you can’t keep personal items on your desk! Far from it. In fact, sometimes you need to look at a picture of your kids or take a break to water your succulent (not too much!). Just try not to over-crowd your space.
A good rule of thumb is, if your personal items make it difficult to reach your mission-critical work items, it’s time to cut back.
4. Screens and Vents Need Some TLC
We would like to note that we are talking about your WINDOW screens. Not your electronic screens. You should clean your electronic screens regularly, of course, but DO NOT attempt to wash them using these directions.
Clean your screens with a water soaked sponge and then dry with paper towels. After they’re completely dry, you can dust off any lint or debris with a duster or microfiber cloth.
Air filters should be replaced every three months on average. Make double sure that you have replaced them before pollen season sets in, or you may notice a lot of extra coughing and wheezing in the office.
5. Give Your Keyboard a Deep Clean
We touch our keyboards all day every day. The poor thing deserves a deep clean. First, remove dust and crumbs with a can of compressed air! If there are any stains caked in between the keys, you can use a small brush to scrub them away.
- DO NOT use water-based cleaning products on your keyboard. It can leak under keys and destroy your laptop.
- If you are cleaning a laptop, make sure your computer is shut down before you clean your keyboard to avoid confusing it with random keystrokes.
6. Corral Your Cords
Cords are unsightly and can be a hang-up or tripping hazard when they get out of hand. Tie them all together in a bunch if they’re in your way on top of or under your desk. Just make sure you label them so you don’t end up unplugging the wrong cord at the wrong time!
To label your cords, try using clothes pins, colored twist ties, or different colors of tape to mark them.
If you are looking for office equipment in Little Rock, contact Central Business Equipment today! We’re happy to help you find the right equipment for your space and workflow.