Cleanliness Tips on Sharing Office
Sharing an office with other people is not an easy task when you are more sensitive towards cleanliness, especially with those who don’t appear to bothered by clutter and office hygiene. Even if your office uses a regular office cleaning company, specific cleaning jobs may not be getting the attention they deserve.
Keeping your hygiene standards and cleanliness around the office at a comfortable cleanliness level, here are seven cleaning tips to mitigate the dust, dirt and germs.
1. Arrange for an occasional deep clean
Request a professional office cleaning company to carry out an occasional deep clean. Most professional office cleaning company offer deep cleaning, specialist carpet cleaning and upholstery cleaning and hard floor deep cleaning, as well as regular cleaning services.
Grime builds up over time, so it’s a good idea to ask your office cleaners to rotate a deep clean in hard-to-reach places.
2. Keyboard cleanliness
Most professional office cleaning companies are contracted to carry out set cleaning tasks, such as hoovering the office, cleaning washrooms and pantry areas, and emptying bins. While some office cleaners will clean computer keyboards, the mouse and telephones, many will not include these items in regular cleaning activities.
Employees often overlook computer and telephone cleaning, but these are places in the office that could potentially be harbouring a high level of germs and harmful bacteria. The research found that the average desktop has 400x more bacteria than the average toilet bowl.
Don’t worry! Regular cleaning is easy. All you need are a few cleaning tools, such as a keyboard brush, canned air and some gooey cleaning gel.
3. Wipe plant leaves
Plants may seem like just another potential items that would clutter up the office aesthetically sometimes. But before you remove them, you should know that plants assist in cleaning the air in our office. Plants mitigate the air of toxins and release humidity back into the office environment, which is particularly suitable offices that are air-conditioned.
If you have plants in your office, then the leaves will require a gentle wipe with a cloth from time to time to prevent the build-up of dust.
4. Dust the top of your folders and documents
No matter how excellent your organisational skills maybe, box files and folders on shelves, it will collect dirt over time. Regularly dusting of the top of books, files and folders will prevent dust building.
5. Organised and clean your drawers
Even the most organised and tidy person tend to have at least one desk drawer that gets a little disorder from time to time. It is an excellent practice to go through your desk drawer and give it a tidy and a wipe-clean every two months.
Use drawer dividers with compartments organised and compartmentalize the office miscellaneous items. You will have to decide what goes in the drawer and what stays on your workstation. Stay organised, and your productivity will significantly increase.
6. Set up a fridge cleaning schedule
Have you ever noticed leftover food in the office fridge that expired six months ago? If you are avoiding using the office fridge for that reason, maybe it’s time to set up an office fridge cleaning schedule. Expired food turns bad creates a bad smell at best. However, It poses a hygiene threat in most cases.
A shared kitchen is everybody’s responsibility, as is keeping the fridge clean. Request colleagues to date food they open and to take responsibility for throwing out expired food away. Ensure the fridge gets a weekly clean and staff empty unwanted foodstuff at the end of each week.
7. Disinfect your desk and the telephone
Giving your workstation a thorough wipe down with disinfectant wipes once a week and cleaning your phone will help to prevent the build-up of dust, dirt, grime, food stains, fingerprints and bacteria. It’s also a weekly opportunity to ensure work paraphernalia doesn’t build on your desk, and files get put away.
Not only will your desk be a fresher, cleaner and a more comfortable environment from which to work, but you’ll also be keeping your personal space free of germs. Just a quick wipe could also help to prevent flu and colds for the rest of the office.