At the beginning of 2020, we saw one of the largest shifts in workforce logistics to date. Almost overnight, millions of Americans saw their corporate offices close their doors and switch to remote working. While this wasn’t exactly a seamless transition, many people have become accustomed to this new routine. Businesses were given a glimpse of the wide array of benefits that working from home brings. It reduces overhead costs and helps to boost employee productivity and morale. However, that’s not to say that working from home is always glamorous. You need to make sure that you’re separated from the chaos that occurs to create a quiet space that allows you to do what you need to do. This becomes more challenging if you don’t have a separate room for your at-home office. Regardless, keeping your home office clean requires some dedication. To help, here are some tips on how to keep your at-home office a clean and healthy space.
1. Declutter Your Space
One of the easiest ways for your home office to accumulate dirt and germs is through cluttered, disorganized areas. When you have piles of things stacked on your desk or your floor, it makes it harder to clean and disinfect. Optimize your office by taking some time to declutter your space and invest in organization. There are hundreds of different ways that you can organize your space, so find what works best for you. While it may take a while to figure out the right system, try to take the time to declutter your desk or workspace every day before switching out of “work” mode. This will give you a clean slate for the following day.
Get a few file cabinets if you need, create a system for paperwork, and make sure that you clean any cups, mugs, or dishes after use. For the cleanest office space, use your lunch break to eat in the kitchen, not at your desk. Make sure that the trash can in your office is accessible so you can use it as you go.
2. Optimize Natural Light
While it doesn’t seem like natural light would help clean your space, it has a positive effect on your overall health and wellness. Natural light can improve our moods, boost productivity, and increase energy levels throughout the day. Try to take advantage of the natural light in your home office to keep your mind and body healthy. Situate your desk near a window and if you can’t seem to get an adequate amount of exposure, supplement natural light with desk lamps or floor lamps. They’re more beneficial than overhead lighting and can help ease eye strain and headaches from working on a computer.
3. Clean as You Go
As you move through your day, clean things up as you go. After completing a task, take the extra minute or so to put whatever you used back where it belongs. If you spill something, clean it up immediately. It’s amazing how much easier it is to clean along the way in compared to waiting until the mess accumulates at the end of the day. Plus, a clean and organized office throughout the day will help you keep a clean and organized mind. Since visual mess and clutter can actually make us feel more overwhelmed, it’s beneficial to both your health and your work to keep things clean.
4. Dust Your Desk
In addition to surface cleaning, you should dust your desk regularly. Regardless of where you live, dust can accumulate quickly indoors. Since most technology is prone to dust collection, keeping things clean is a good way to avoid damage and to eliminate the particles and germs that live inside of dust mites before they make you sick. All you need is a simple duster or microfiber cloth to get those hard-to-reach areas throughout your at-home office. If you have a fan, don’t forget to regularly dust the blades to avoid spreading germs throughout a room or intensifying allergies.
5. Disinfect Throughout the Day
While working from home helps to eliminate your contact with external germs, that’s not to say you’re without risk. Disinfect throughout the day to keep your at-home office a clean and healthy space. To make sure that you actually do this, keep some disinfectant wipes near your desk and use them on your phone, keyboard, writing surfaces, and other high-touch areas. If you plan to see other people in your home office, make it a habit to disinfect your space both before and after they leave. This allows for the safest conditions possible for both you and your clients or guests.
6. Vacuum or Mop
If your home office is located in a carpeted room, take some time to vacuum regularly. If you’re working on bare floors, sweep and mop to clean up any germs that could be tracked from outside or other areas of the house. You don’t have to do this every day, but it’s amazing what can be carried on our feet and left behind as we walk around. Try to do this at least once a week and make sure to spot clean any spills or visible debris.
Hire a Professional Cleaner
The best way to ensure that you’re keeping your at-home office a clean and healthy space is to hire a professional residential cleaner to come in regularly. Doing so will result in a powerful and safe disinfectant, which is ideal for those working at home with children or pets. Bee Line offers professional residential disinfection using a hospital-grade misting that’s safe for all surfaces, materials, people, and pets. Our residential cleaning services will cover the entire home so that you can reap the benefits outside of your home office. If you’ve been exposed to coronavirus, we also offer coronavirus disinfection misting to eradicate the germs left on surfaces.
When searching for a residential cleaning company to make sure that your home office is as clean and safe as possible, call Bee Line. Bee Line is one of the only certified, medical-grade cleaning companies in the region that offers professional residential disinfection. Our residential service includes pre-wiping large surfaces in the home to prepare for misting, then a full disinfectant misting of the space. The emphasis of this service is applying a powerful (and completely safe) disinfectant throughout your home. We focus on high-touch areas and our employees always practice safe, COVID-19 friendly practices to make sure that you feel comfortable in your home.
We offer coronavirus disinfection misting to make sure that your home is as safe as possible during workdays, when relaxing, or if you’re hosting friends or family. Using EPA-approved disinfectants that have been shown to kill COVID-19, we’ll leave your space spotless. Take advantage of our misting services and stay on top of pathogen prevention at a time when it matters most. To continue cleaning and disinfecting your home, we offer a full year of COVID-19 disinfecting services with monthly medical-grade cleaning and disinfecting. Due to heightened demand, please call Bee Line as soon as possible to schedule cleaning services in a timely manner. Call us at 312-BEE-LINE or message us today to get started on the path to cleanliness!