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Office Cleaning Tips

By Katie

Updated: July 23rd, 2019

We can all be a little guilty of having a messy office from time to time. However a clean working "Office Cleaning Tips"

We can all be a little guilty of having a messy office from time to time. However a clean working space should be a top priority as it will help with employee happiness and increase productivity.

Most workplace cleaners won’t clean desk spaces and only offer limited office cleaning in breakout spaces and kitchens. This means that employers and employees have to work together to help the office remain tidy.

To make sure you can maintain a clean workplace here are few tips and tricks.

1. Clean up before you leave
Before you go home for the evening make sure you tidy up your desk, and place used cups and dishes in the kitchen. When you arrive in the morning everything will be ready for you to get started straight away, rather than an overwhelming feeling that you are already behind.

2. Organise papers
If you set yourself a rule such as no loose papers on your desk, this means you will have to maintain an organised filing system or cut down your use of the printer.


3. Clean your computer
Look at your desktop screen and ask yourself if you can see your desktop background. If not, it’s time to clean up your computer and delete the documents you no longer need. This will save you precious time searching for files when you need them next.

4. Fridge
It’s very common that food is left in the office fridge and left for weeks or months until you realise an odd smell coming from somewhere inside the chock-a-block fridge.

To avoid this, make it part of Friday afternoons to throw out any expired food. Additionally organise the cleaners to clean out the fridge every season with disinfectant.


5. Everything has a place
Everything from pens to your jacket and umbrella should have a designated space for to be stored so that you can stay organised. If you’re organised not only will you benefit but also your guests and fellow employees. Not to mention your increased level of professionalism.

6. Desk cleaning kit
If you have a stockpile of wipes and disinfectant on hand for dusty electronics, desk stains and dirty keyboards. This will ensure your space remains germ-free and reduce your overall cleaning time.

Remember during busier times of the year, it’s always worth investing in an extra cleaner and getting more help around the office to make it a more enjoyable atmosphere. If you need a last minute helping hand there are plenty of Airtaskers in your local area to help with the office cleaning.



I've loved interior design for as long as I can remember and I'm currently about to renovate my first home. So as well as being the Content Lead at Airtasker, I'm also on the lookout for the latest design trends, backyard ideas and anything to do around the home. I'm also trying to use low-tox cleaning methods and work towards being more plastic-free!

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  1. Beau Balson

    All tips are very essential and also useful to clean an office. I am glad to read overall content. Thanks for sharing a wonderful blog.

  2. Josh

    I read all content and is very useful for me. I know cleaning play very important role and create first impression on other. Thanks for sharing important thinks with us.

  3. Clarice

    This is awesome advice for keeping an office clean. I really like that you mentioned cleaning up before you leave. That’s one of the easiest ways to keep things tidy. If you clean a little bit every day, you probably won’t ever have to clean a giant mess. Great post.

  4. Stephanie

    We had big problem with our fridge, because people used to forget their food inside regularly. Our solution was to ask the cleaning lady to throw everything that left in the fridge on Friday.

  5. I read all the content.All these content are very beneficial for me.All tips are very essential and also useful to clean an office. Thanks for sharing this post. Keep it up.

  6. Liz Armeson

    These are some really great tips! I know a lot of people struggle keeping their office space clean. Whether it be your personal desk space or a larger area you’re responsible for. But it is really smart to just do a little cleaning every day before you leave. If your space is clean at the end of every day, then it will always be clean at the start of the day. I will definitely have to start utilizing a few of these. Thanks for writing!

  7. Very good tips! I definitely don’t like people who don’t take care of their working desk. I like to fix and set my stuff in order.

  8. Jame Crew

    I read all content and is very useful for me. This is awesome advice for clean office very easily and take it ideas.Thank you for share this post.

  9. Vivian

    Keeping handy wipes stocked in your office is a great way to make sure you can spot clean when necessary. Leaving the deep cleaning to the pros is your best bet, though, for sure!

  10. Deedee Lewis

    I agree with your point about how sometimes it’s common for food to be left in the office fridge for months on end causing mold to form and odd smells to come about. My office is pretty good at clearing out the fridge once every other week to make sure no one is leaving their food stored for too long. I will have to keep these tips in mind for the next time I need to organize and clean my office space.

  11. Vivian

    When I used to work in an office setting, I definitely found my life was much easier if I cleaned up my desk and my boss’s desk before leaving every night; especially Fridays. It made Mondays and every morning, much easier and more pleasant.

  12. Olivia Jack

    Useful tips. Thanks for sharing.

  13. Brenda Rodas

    These are really useful tips.Little attention at office avoids unnecessary mess.

  14. amrit

    Its very useful , these tips can be of great help. If they are followed then the office can stay in a great shape.

  15. Dean Simson

    Thanks for sharing office cleaning tips, it’s very useful for me. This is the best advise.