At the end of last year you will likely have cleaned your desk and office, promising yourself that in the new year you would keep on top of the tidying and cleaning, to make your office a better place to work.
But now we are halfway through January and the loose paper, crisp wrappers and random paper clips are finding their way back into your space. If you made yourself a promise to keep your work area tidy and clean this year, then here are some tips to help you along with maintaining it.
When we have a busy day, it can be all too easy to end up staying at our desk during the lunch hour and eating food as we work. However, the crumbs and debris that food leaves behind in your workspace is pretty disgusting and very unhygienic. Firstly, to combat the dust and crumbs on your desk, spray a cloth with a small amount of disinfectant and wipe it all up. When it comes to crumbs falling between your keyboard keys, you can either get yourself a can of compressed air to blow it out, or you can use a Membrane Switch Manufacture
to cover your keyboard with a plastic membrane which will eliminate any spaces between your keys.
Monitors, Screens and Displays
It is understandable that after a few months of being sat in the same place, your screens will begin to gather dust. To combat this, always keep a small dust cloth in your desk drawer so that all you need to do is give it a quick wipe to move any dust and debris which has accumulated. If you have a smudge on your screen, you will need to use glass cleaner to wipe it off.
Our desk is the main place which can become messy, unorganised and grimy. With us constantly putting down our mugs of coffee, food and piles of paper on the surface, it can become dirty and full of dust very quickly. The easiest way to combat this is to keep a tub of antibacterial wipes by your desk, so that whenever you spill your coffee or leave a ring on your desk you can wipe it up straight away and keep your desk clean and hygienic. Try and get into the habit of filing all loose paper into folders at the end of the day so that you can start the day fresh every morning.
Having a communal kitchen can be great for convenience, but you will begin to despise the people you work with after you start to see their cleaning habits. There are always going to be people on the office who don’t have the same standards as you, and you will begin to notice spoons and plates left with food in them in the sink, and people not putting a lid on their food when it goes in the microwave. Of course, in a fair society you would have a rota of cleaning the kitchen each week, but in reality you’ll end up getting fed up of the mess and doing it yourself. A great tip if the microwave is covered in food is to take half a lemon and put it in the microwave for 30 seconds. The acid will help lift any food off the walls and you can simply wipe it away. Plus, it will smell much nicer than when you started!