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15 Office Cleaning Ideas Every Clean Freak Needs To Know

(Do you know how germ-y your keyboard actually is?)

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1. First, do a little bit of paper organizing so the surfaces you need to clean aren't covered in actual work.

I promise you don't have to sit down and organize every bit of it — although if you feel up for it, here's a guide — just get it in neat piles that you can easily move on and off your desk as needed.

Get these pink file folders here, $14 for 6 folders.


6. Wipe all of the parts of your computer that ~aren't~ screens (including your trackpad or mouse) with a lightly moistened microfiber cloth.

Just make sure they're not wet, because you don't want to damage your electronics. If you want to disinfect, here's a helpful guide.

You can get a 36-pack of these cloths for $17.51 here.


9. Use a dusting spray to wipe down all of your wood furniture, like your bookshelves and your desk.

Here's a DIY recipe, or you can just use a store-bought one, like Pledge (which is what I actually use — I promise they're not paying me to say that).

10. Wipe down your air vent with the help of a butter knife or a ruler.

Don't forget to wipe down the walls around it too, if they're dusty. (Obvs this is just for your home office. You probably don't want to try this at work.) Here's the tutorial.


13. If you have one of these chair mats, make sure to at least sweep it, if not wipe it down with a damp cloth.

If you don't have one of these mats but think your carpet's looking a little worn where your rolling chair sits, you can get this one here, $40.49.

Now enjoy your super clean work space and ~get stuff done~!

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