Complete Home Office Cleaning Checklist

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Clean and organize your workspace in just a couple of minutes or hours with this home office cleaning checklist.

Did you know that your home office is one of the dirtiest spaces in your home? Aside from it’s where you work, it’s also where you (sometimes) eat, spill your water or coffee, cough, and sneeze. No wonder it could get dirty and be a microbial zoo in no time. Since we’ve been preparing and cleaning our home for the fall season, don’t forget to show some love to your workspace. Besides dusting and wiping surfaces, what else should you do to make your home office sparkling clean?

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Home Office Cleaning Checklist

Clean the Bookshelves: Start by removing all books, magazines, decor pieces, and storage containers. Dust each item with a microfibre cloth. Wipe the shelves then return the books, decor pieces, and storage containers to their places.

Clean the Curtains or Blinds: Vacuum your blinds on a low setting with a brush attachment. Wipe the blinds with a damp microfiber cloth or replace your dirty curtains with new ones.

Clean the Desk: Remove all items on your desk and wipe the surface and legs with a damp microfiber cloth. Dust off and wipe desk accessories, as well.

Do the Light Fixtures: Dust your ceiling light and table lamp with an extendable duster or a microfiber cloth.

Dust the Computer: Dust your computer screen, CPU, and keyboard with a microfiber cloth. Wipe off the printer and other electronics, such as your computer mouse.

Dust the Surfaces of Filing Cabinets, Tables, and Other Furnishings: Simply use a damp microfiber cloth to clean and wipe surfaces.

Sanitize the Telephone and Remote Controls: Use a disinfecting wipe to sterilize cords, phone keypad, remote control, handset, and other electronics that you usually touch.

Vacuum: Vacuum or mop underneath your desk, bookshelf, cabinets, and spaces where dust gathers.

Vacuum the Desk Chair With a Brush Attachment: Clean your office chair from spills or stains by using a cloth cleaner and toothbrush. Wipe the arms, legs, and wheels of your chair. Use a toothbrush to scrub the wheels.

Wipe the Windows: Spray windows with a cleaning solution (dishwashing liquid and water) and wipe it off with a cloth.

Use this home office cleaning checklist to keep your workspace neat. Plus, it’ll motivate you to work better and put you in a good mood.

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