As more of us are starting to think about heading back to offices and cleanliness and safety are high on everyones minds, we are all more aware than ever of how important a clean and hygienic office is, which is why we have put together this list of tips to make your return to work a little easier.
Top Tips For Keeping Your Office Space Safe and Clean.
These workstation cleaning tips will help you keep your workspace look great all day long.
1. Declutter Your Desk
We’ve all heard the saying; ‘tidy space, tidy mind’. Having this mindset will keep you motivated, and just clearing the clutter off your desk will be a weight off your mind. It can also help you prioritise and organise your workload.
2. Clean Your IT Equipment
Your IT equipment has lots of traffic, from both yourself and colleagues which is why it’s important to clean these often. Frequent use also means they can harbour bacteria which can easily spread. Simple sanitising wipes can maintain the cleanliness of IT equipment. However, we also recommended that they are deep cleaned often alongside other areas in your office to keep the potential spread of COVID-19 at bay.
3. Clean the Floor
Floor cleanliness is of high importance, especially in high traffic spaces. Flooring can easily harbour dust, bacteria and germs brought in from the outside. There are also spillages to consider, such as food and drink, dropping onto the floor which could then transfer bacteria and illness.
4. Maintain Tidiness of Shared Areas
Keeping shared areas clean and tidy is a must for everyone using them. You and your colleagues’ workspaces could contain bacteria that could easily transfer to public areas, allowing others to contract ill health. This can be easily avoided by keeping your hands clean before entering, ensuring that hands are clean before touching anything, and performing daily cleaning of shared areas. It’s also a good idea to keep hand sanitiser in these spaces too.
5. Don’t Eat at Your Desk
Eating at your desk just creates more issues, both for cleaning and hygiene in general. Additionally, it interferes with how functional your office space should be. No-one wants to find old, mouldy food in their workspace so having a designated area to eat meals in is a good way to solve this problem.
6. Throw Things Out and Recycle
A lot of rubbish can be recycled, from that old bottle top to that pile of newspapers! Not only does it help the environment, but it also keeps your office space clean and tidy. Try to commit 5 minutes within your day to throw out any old rubbish that is on or around your desk. You’ll feel much better for doing so.
7. Use Air Fresheners
Air fresheners on or around your workstation are advantageous for keeping your space smelling nice and fresh and can improve productivity. They can create a positive atmosphere and will help to cover up any lingering odours that may come from bins. Keep your windows open too during warmer weather as this will aid good ventilation.
8. Hire a Professional Cleaning Company
Hiring a commercial cleaning company such as Perfect Cleaning Solutions, offers a multitude of benefits for you and your business. From once per week to once a month, you can utilise the services of cleaning experts who understand the best products to use to keep your space free from germs and the best practices for keeping different surfaces clean and germ free.
9. Keep Essential Items Organised
Keep any essential items that are used daily in an organised manner. Even office stationery should have a specific home. This keeps everything ergonomic and at arms reach whenever you need it.
10. Wash Hands Regularly
Keeping your hands clean is a must, especially now. If you go to the toilet, ensure you wash your hands thoroughly. Also, sanitise your hands often. Keep a portable hand sanitiser on desks and make sure there are full-size sanitisers in public places. This helps to reduce the spread of infection for yourself and others.