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Published On
May 10, 2023

Office Cleaning Hacks: How to Clean the 10 Dirtiest Spots in Your Workspace

Written By
Osi Egwuogu

Have you ever walked into your office in the morning, sat at your desk, and noticed the smudgy fingerprints on your desk? Well, believe it or not, you’re currently staring at one of the dirtiest spots in your workspace.

A clean office isn't just about appearances - it's also about keeping your employees healthy and productive. The potential health risks associated with a dirty workspace range from spreading germs and illnesses to allergies and respiratory problems.

In this article, we'll provide effective and easy-to-implement cleaning hacks to tackle the top ten dirtiest spots in an office. With these tips, you can keep your workspace clean, healthy, and productive.

The Dirtiest Spots in Your Workspace (and why they need to be regularly cleaned)

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Regularly cleaning high-traffic areas in an office is essential to maintaining a clean and healthy environment, especially during flu season or other contagious illnesses. Germs and bacteria can easily spread through contact with shared surfaces such as keyboards, door handles, and pens. 

The areas in your office that host the most germs aren’t always obvious.  As shocking as this might sound, a study on the different surfaces in an office shows that the toilet seat is not as dirty as your desk. Sounds like a lie, but the facts check out. Based on that study, here are the top 10 dirtiest spots in a workplace. 

  1. Office Door Handle 
  2. Office Sink 
  3. Microwave Door 
  4. Mobile Phone 
  5. Kettle 
  6. Toilet Tap 
  7. Office Chair 
  8. Kitchen Fridge 
  9. Desk Phone 
  10. Keyboard

Office Cleaning Hacks

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  1. Office Door Handle
  • Wipe down door handles regularly with disinfectant wipes to prevent the spread of germs.
  • Use an old toothbrush to clean hard-to-reach areas, such as the corners and crevices of the handle.
  1. Office Sink
  • Keep a bottle of surface cleaner and a sponge near the sink for easy cleaning after each use.
  • Use a drain cleaner to prevent clogs and unpleasant smells.
  1. Microwave Door
  • Wipe down the microwave door with a damp cloth and Dawn soap.
  • For tough stains, mix baking soda and water into a paste and apply to the stained area before wiping clean.
  1. Mobile Phone
  • Use a microfiber cloth to wipe down your phone regularly, especially after using it in public places.
  • Use an alcohol-based wipe to disinfect your phone at least once a week.
  1. Office Kettle
  • Fill the kettle with equal parts water and vinegar, then boil and let it sit for 30 minutes before pouring the mixture and rinsing it thoroughly.
  • Wipe down the outside of the kettle with a damp cloth and a drop of dish soap.
  1. Toilet Tap
  • Use a disinfectant wipe to clean the tap handle and surrounding area.
  • Use a toilet cleaner to remove stains and prevent limescale buildup.
  1. Office Chair
  • Vacuum the chair regularly to remove dust and debris.
  • Use a fabric cleaner to remove stains and odors.
  1. Kitchen Fridge
  • Wipe down the inside of the fridge with a solution of warm water and baking soda.
  • Use a disinfectant wipe to clean the outside of the fridge, including the handle and top.
  1. Desk Phone
  • Wipe the phone with a microfiber cloth and a drop of dish soap.
  • Use an alcohol-based wipe to disinfect the phone at least once a week.
  1. Keyboard
  • Use a can of compressed air to blow out dust and debris from between the keys.
  • Use a disinfectant wipe to clean the keys and the surrounding area.

In Summary…

By implementing these office cleaning hacks, you can maintain a clean and healthy workspace and reduce the risk of illnesses spreading among your colleagues. Remember to regularly clean these spots, especially during flu season or other contagious diseases, to ensure your office environment remains safe and healthy. So, take charge of the cleanliness of your office today, and reap the benefits of a clean and healthy workspace!

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