How to Keep Your Office Clean Without Having to Spend All Weekend at Work

cleaningYou spend a large percentage of your life in your work space so it stands to reason that you want to keep it clean. Cleanliness in the workplace not only contributes significantly to increased productivity and staff comfort, it also encourages an element of enthusiasm in one’s work and decreases the possibility of injury or illness in the workplace. Not to mention a degree of hygiene and cleanliness is considered an occupational health and safety requirement in all Australian workplaces.

Dust, grime and germs can settle in places we cannot see and don’t think to clean when we are busy completing our work tasks. Mats and hallways that host frequent traffic, nooks and crannies behind desks and even keyboards and phone screens are homes for all kinds of bacteria that can play host to infections and disease.

How to Keep Your Office Clean Without Having to Spend All Weekend at Work

cleaning toolsHere are some tips to minimise the risk of contamination and preserve cleanliness in the workplace.

  • Clear the Clutter
  • Wash your Hands
  • Empty the Bin
  • Don’t Eat at Your Desk

Clear the Clutter

Having a tidy desk not only looks clean and professional, it promotes productivity and reduces confusion and anxiety whilst you’re trying to work. Clear not only your desk from unnecessary objects, rubbish and paperwork, but also your surrounding shelves, benches and windows to minimise the occurrence of dust and bacteria growth.

Wash your Hands

You’re taught it from a young age but most adults don’t do it! 80% of infectious diseases are transmitted by touch, with the biggest culprit being those who do not wash their hands after using the toilet or sneezing/coughing into their hands. Encourage your workmates to embrace hand-washing and make sure you are adhering to high personal hygiene standards as well.

computerEmpty the Bin

Some people may think this menial task is unnecessary especially if the bin is only filled with paper and not food waste or ‘messy’ rubbish, however it is a good habit to get into for the odd occasion when the bin may contain something that can go ‘off’. Mice love to hide in scrunched up paper as well, so whilst your bin may be food-free, it can also be a hidey hole for vermin.

Don’t Eat at Your Desk

No matter how careful you are, if you eat your lunch at your desk, you’re going to spill something. Or flick crumbs somewhere. Food particles in keyboards, forgotten leftovers in a drawer, partially cleaned sauce marks on desks; they all lead to bacteria growth on the spots you are placing your hands frequently during the day. Leave your desk to eat and encourage your workmates to join you.

Get Professional Office Cleaning Help

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  • Vacuuming, mopping and dusting.
  • Cleaning and disinfecting of desks, benches and counters.
  • Cleaning of kitchens, bathrooms and toilets.
  • Changing of bin liners and disposal of rubbish.
  • Cobwebs, exhaust fans and seasonal cleaning jobs.
  • Stain removal, emergency spills, antibacterial and mould treatments.
  • Carpet cleaning, chair cleaning, tile cleaning, window and glass cleaning.

How to Keep Your Office Clean Without Having to Spend All Weekend at Work

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