5 Easy Ways To Keep Your Desk Clean

albany solutions office cleaning cardiffPhotographs, endless pens, stationary, makeup or mugs. Whatever it is that you are harbouring on your desk, you may want to kill those lingering germs when you can. We all know that a clear space is a clear mind that’s why we’re going to give you 5 useful tips on how to keep your desk clean.

Most workplaces have a weekly cleaner. If you’re lucky you will have one every day.

However, we guarantee that the cleaner won’t be cleaning all your personal belongings and tidying up all your messy papers. Let’s leave that up to you!

Without further ado here are 5 ways to keep your desk clean.


  1. Anti-bacterial wipes.

The handiest things known to man: the antibacterial cleaning wipes. Wipes can be used on the majority of hard surfaces. Why these? They’re easy, sanitary and easy to store. Every other day, take out a wipe and wipe down the common surfaces. Most wipes kill 99.9% of germs meaning that whatever possessions aren’t cleaned professionally, you can make up for it.

Try it on:

  • Computer
  • Keyboard
  • Mouse
  • Printer
  • Mugs
  • pens
  1. Invest in an organiser.

Now this may sound like a given but it’s amazing how many people do not have a steady organiser in place. Organisers will filter your files, making paper and notes easily accessible. By storing your files in an upright position they aren’t stacked endlessly against a wall or gathering dust under the table. They are both clean and definitely free up your desk for prettier items (like the beloved photo of you and your other half!)

  1. 3.Eating and drinking

No denying we need our morning coffees, but do we really need to eat that cake at our desks? The area on your desk at the point where your hands rest harbours around 10,000 bacteria[1]. Minimise the spread of germs by eating out. Besides, it’s much healthier to get out and go for a walk in the lunch hour!

  1. 4.Germs

Germs in an office spread like wildfire and that is not an understatement! A great tip to prevent the spread of germs, although it seems like an obvious one is to ALWAYS cover your mouth and nose when you need to cough or sneeze. One sneeze can send around 100,000 germs just under 8 meters in length!!! So if you think your desk neighbour won’t spread his cold to you – you are wrong!! Take extra precautions to prevent the spread of germs and subsequent illness and use hand sanitiser. Most eradicate 99.9% of germs!

  1. 5.Kill those keyboard germs

This is a vital part of desk sanitation as your keyboard harbours more bacteria than a toilet seat [2]. Dust and food as well as thousands of germ particles gather in the keyboard and as we all know it is near enough impossible to reach with the average cleaning tools!

There you have it. 5 easy ways to keep your desk clean. Of course, professional cleaning is essential but these tips will help make a healthier, happier desk life!

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