You may find that your valuable time is spent at work in the office more often that it is at home. We hope this isn’t the case, but it usually feels that way.Then why do we generally spend more time cleaning our personal homes over our workspace?

There could be any number of answers to this question, however, one thing’s for sure – unlike a house, most people wouldn’t know how to effectively and professionally clean an office. Your office reflects the personality of your business so its safety standards and visual presentation should be maintained around the clock. That’s no small task, which is why most businesses outsource to cleaning contractors.

However, if you decide that you want to do it yourself, we’ve compiled some steps and tips so you can clean your office and your equipment like a pro.

How to clean a keyboard

As you can imagine, a keyboard will become a cesspool of germs, crumbs and dust if it’s not cleaned properly. Our hands spend a lot of time on the keyboard, but we frequently forget to wash them after typing away all day. Here are our tips to cleaning a keyboard:

  • Give it a gentle shake! It would be best to do this over a bin or outside.
  • Using a can of compressed air, ‘spray’ between and underneath all the keys to remove any stubborn crumbs or dirt.
  • Use cotton swabs dipped in a high percentage of alcohol to swipe between the keys for effective sterilisation.
  • Spray a cloth with disinfectant before wiping the top, bottom and sides of the keyboard.

How to clean a computer

A clean computer can be beneficial to your health and productivity. The monitor screen is prone to smudges which can hinder your ability to see clearly, and the console/computer box is commonplace for dust which can cause overheating. How do we suggest covering it all?

  • Turn off the computer/laptop.
  • Wipe all surface areas with a damp microfiber cloth.
  • A vacuum with a small head and upholstery brush is perfect for removing the dust in the vents.
  • Use that handy can of compressed air again to infiltrate the fine crevices in the device.
  • Spray a specialised glass cleaner on a cloth and wipe down the screen.

How to clean an office chair

The office chair is where you’ll spend most of your time, make sure it’s cleaned! The materials used for office chairs differ which means there is no one-size-fits all solution. Many chairs will have a tag on the bottom to guide you.

  • Vacuum any loose dust or dirt with an upholstery brush attachment.
  • Spray and wipe any hard surfaces using a microfiber cloth and cleaning spray.
  • For water-safe materials such as plastic, use a cleaning spray and wipe. If the material isn’t water-safe, use rubbing alcohol and a few drops of essential oils to sanitise and spot-clean. A common material is leather which is best cleaned with a combination of warm water and a few drops of dishwashing liquid. Use a cloth to wipe the seat with this solution.

Benefits of Professional Cleaning

Well now you know how to clean your office space, but there’s a lot more to the office than just the desks. If you’re looking for that level of cleanliness all over the workplace, it’s best to pass it on to a professional. Have you heard something that’s put you off? Here are 5 misconceptions about office cleaning.

Professional office cleaning will improve the health standards and visual aesthetic of the workplace, and therefore the wellbeing and performance of employees.

Outsourcing these responsibilities to a professional will ensure better coverage of all areas and will save you and your team the effort of doing it yourselves. The wide range of services provided by a professional office cleaning company include:

  • Window & glass cleaning
  • Furniture and equipment dusting
  • Carpet vacuuming
  • Hard floor sweeping & mopping
  • Full bathroom and toilet sanitisation
  • Kitchen cleaning
  • Emptying of bins and recycling
  • Office entry cleaning

If you’re in the Perth region and realise this is something you would benefit from – you’re in the right place.  ALLCLEAN Property Services Plus provides the highest-quality cleaning services with a flexible budget to cover your business where you need us. We’ve been cleaning offices for nearly 50 years, so we know how it’s done. To get your obligation-free quote and find out what else we can do, get in touch with us today.