To start, focus on your desk and office chair. Wipe down your desk with a damp cloth to remove any dust or dirt. Then, use a vacuum cleaner with a crevice attachment to clean around the edges of your desk and keyboard.
If your office chair is looking a bit worse for wear, consider giving it a quick makeover with a new seat cushion and desk chair cover.
2. Organise your paperwork and files
Next, take some time to sort through your paperwork and files, throwing away any documents that you no longer need or which are past their use-by date.
If you have important papers that you want to keep, consider putting them into labelled folders or file boxes. This will help you to better organise and manage your files, as well as make them easier to find when needed.
3. Donate or recycle old electronics
Many of us have old electronics lying around in our homes, such as mobile phones, tablets, laptops, and printers.
Rather than letting these items gather dust, why not consider donating them to a charity or recycling them? This will help you to declutter your home, as well as help out others in need.
4. Remove any food or drink spills
It’s easy for food and drink spills to accumulate on our desks over time, especially during the holiday season when we often snack at our desks.
Be sure to regularly clean away any spills from your desk, keyboard and mouse. You might also want to invest in a small vacuum cleaner that can help you to remove crumbs and food debris from between the keys on your keyboard.
5. Tidy up cables and cords
Take some time to organise all of your devices and cables on your desk, so that they are not trailing across the surface of your workspace.
This will help to reduce clutter and make it easier for you to get work done. You might even consider investing in some cable clips or a cord organiser to keep everything looking neat and tidy.
6. Polish up your computer screen
Your computer screen can easily become dirty and dusty over time, impacting the clarity of what is displayed on it.
To keep your screen looking bright and shiny, use a microfiber cloth to gently wipe away any dust or dirt. You might also want to consider investing in a special computer screen spray that will help to remove even more debris from your screen.
7. Vacuum the floors and carpets
Finally, don’t forget to vacuum the floors and carpets in your office or workspace. This will help to remove any dust, dirt, or pet hair that has accumulated over time.
8. Dust the shelves and furniture
Once you have vacuumed the floors, take some time to dust any shelves or furniture in your office. This will help to keep your workspace looking clean and tidy.
9. Clean the bathroom
If your office has its own bathroom, be sure to give it a proper clean at least once per week. This will help to keep the space smelling fresh and looking great for clients or customers who may use it during their visit to your workspace.
By following these tips, you can help to keep your workspace clean and tidy this holiday season. A clean desk will make it easier for you to focus on your work, and help you to feel more organised and productive. So, what are you waiting for? Start cleaning!