People are rethinking how they utilize their houses, particularly their work areas, as a result of the epidemic. There’s a strong chance you have a home office now if you didn’t have one a year and a half ago. If you already had a home office, you may have rearranged things or added some clever touches to make it feel more permanent or productive (or both). Or maybe, like me, you’ve realized how crucial it is to maintain your home office tidy.
This five-step approach is for you if keeping your work area clutter-free feels like too much of a burden.
Tips for Clean Home Office
1. Deep Clean your Desk
Your workstation is more than just a place to keep your computer, keyboard, and mouse; it’s also where many of us eat and drink while we work. This not only causes stains and crumbs, but it also makes it more vital to maintain your workplace clean for hygienic reasons. A deep clean on a regular basis maintains your office clear of potentially hazardous bacteria while also making it seem fresh and neat. Clearing your desk and wiping all surfaces with a moistened cloth and antibacterial spray is the best method to clean it. If your desk is made of hardwood, you may remove stains and blemishes with bicarbonate soda and a moist towel.
2. Dust your Keyboard
Looking down at your keyboard is all it takes to realize that’s something that has to be cleaned on a regular basis. It’s something you use all day, every day, and it has more cavities than anything else in your home office for dust, hair, and last week’s meal to become stuck in. Start by detaching your keyboard and shaking it upside down to remove any loose debris, then vacuuming with the duster attachment to finish the job. Then, using a cotton bud or a twisted piece of kitchen roll that has been briefly dipped in isopropyl alcohol or anti-bacterial spray, wipe around each of the keys. The remainder of the keyboard may then be cleaned with a moist cloth, but be cautious not to make it too wet while doing so.
3. Vacuum the Area
Begin from the upper edge and work your way down. Switch between the upholstery brushes, narrow, and carpet attachments to thoroughly vacuum every surface on your desk and in your workspace. Pay close attention to the things you cleaned and vacuum up any fine dust the fabric missed.
4. Clean the Chair
The same may be said for your workplace chair. It must be cleaned on a regular basis to avoid the accumulation of food, hair, dust, or other dirt. Because of its uneven form and small cavities, keeping your home office chair clean may be more difficult than keeping your desk clean. Start by vacuuming using a tiny or hand-held vacuum cleaner, then wipe off with a moist cloth or sponge.
Hidden Tips for Organizing your Home Office
1. Stay Paperless
It’s simple to maintain your home office neat by keeping it clear on paper. There are few things that are less inspiring than a desk stacked high with papers and notes, and scrapping paper whenever feasible is a simple answer. If you have access to a computer, store everything digitally, and if you must use paper, have a structure in place to save you from becoming buried beneath a mound of work.
2. Have Enough Storage Space
If you want to keep your office clutter-free, make sure you have ample storage space. There’s no way to keep organized if you don’t have a place to put things. If you want to keep your home office tidy, try using desk drawers or a filing cabinet to keep your work stuff organized and accessible.
3. Use Whiteboard
Most of us depend on alerts to help us manage our hectic work schedules, and merely going paperless or putting stuff away may have an impact. For reminders and notes, a whiteboard and marker pen is a simple option. Keep this visible over the week, and at the conclusion of the week, wipe it down and start planning for the following one. This keeps your home office tidy, declutters your desk, and cuts down on paper waste.
As you can see, keeping a home office isn’t as difficult as you may assume. It really does, however, take work, maybe more so in the beginning when you’re just getting started with cleaning. But it gets better after that if… you put those maintenance behaviors into practice.
As a result, make sure you clean up after yourself every day. Allow it to be a part of your job as well, and I’m confident you’ll always have a nice, clean, organized, and distraction-free home office!
Author Bio: Jennifer is an editor and author at Tailor Maid Cleaning. He loves to write and educate people regarding home improvement, cleaning, and many more.