I don’t know about you, but once I get behind my computer, it’s like I’m in a world of my own.
In that little world, there is so much that happens in just one day, so come the end of the week and all the tissue, trash and built up dust has grown to another level.
Having this clutter and buildup does a lot more harm than you think, so I want to not only show you how I clean my home office, but I also want to show you how it benefits you and the work from home world.
With all the germs on there, you might just be harming yourself more than you think, so let’s get down to getting this workstation of yours tidied up and most especially let’s get rid of some of those germs.
Where Do We Begin?
We all do things differently, but I like to start by clearing out the whole desk.
Either wiping them down and putting them to the side so that they’re ready to go back on the desk or take them off and wipe them off before you put them back on.
Whatever you decide, we want to have our desk cleaned out first or even below and around it.
Cleaning Your Desk
Being a parent, I have a habit of grabbing baby wipes to wipe down almost anything, but a nice little Clorox or Lysol wipe would do best to disinfect your workspace.
Having your computer and all that nonsense off the desk also makes it easier for you to clean and it’s going to be a breeze to put things back.
Cleaning Your Monitor
Not to say that some of you don’t use a laptop as your workhorse, but go about cleaning it as you would a regular computer monitor would.
For a more newer piece of hardware, you want to use some type of microfiber cloth so that you don’t scratch your screen, but for me, I still grab a nice little wipe and I get all that dust off as well as disinfect it to get rid of those unwanted germs.
Just be careful with any ports as you don’t want to get any liquid in there.
Dustoff, They still Exist
Depending on your keyboard, you want some type of air dusting can to blow out any crumbs from that sandwich that had to be eaten at your desk.
For this, I also use a wipe, just to disinfect the most touched piece of equipment on your work station.
My daughter always comes up to me and wants to put her hands on the keyboard, so this is something I always keep clean.
You also want to use some air to blow out the ports and holes on your monitor, just to keep all the air flowing smoothly in all areas.
For whatever else you have left, dust it off, wipe it off, and put it back to where it belongs.
Keep a trash bin close by so you can practice shooting those kleenex piles that are probably what’s causing most of the dust on your stuff.
Why Keep Your Home Office Clean?
First of all, you want your workspace to be clean just because it has to be.
Secondly, it’s very appealing and it gives you that want to get work done just because you have a clean and clear area to work on.
For me, I love going into my office and seeing a nice fresh desk to work on.
If I go in there and there’s tissued everywhere and snacks from the kids when they came in to bother me, it makes me lose motivation.
Clean Your Home Office AT LEAST Every Two Weeks
If you can at least straighten up between weeks, that will do just fine.
For those of you that can’t seem to keep up, you need to post a little note on your calendar to remind you that your home office needs attention.
Keep this very important room of yours clean and you can bet that you will have a more productive work week than you would if it was filthy.
I hope these little tips can remind you that even something so simple as cleaning your home office can do a lot more than just serve as visual pleasure.
What are your home office cleaning tips?
I’m sure we can benefit from it too.
Until next time, thanks for reading!