How to Keep Your Office Clean


As head of your office, you’ve got a lot on your plate. You have to be there for your employees, deal with customers, complete paperwork, etc.

We know you have a lot of responsibilities. But you can’t forget to keep your office clean and decorate it with plants, especially considering everything that happened in 2020 (looking at our global pandemic).

Keeping your office clean keeps employees and customers safe. It can even boost morale and increase productivity.

Luckily, keeping your office clean doesn’t have to be hard. Here are some of the best tips for keeping everything sanitary and tidy.

Adopt a “No Food at Your Desk” Policy

No one wants their employees to think of them as authoritarian. But, if you want to keep things clean, you should adopt a “No Food at Your Desk” policy. This will prevent crumbs and greasy workspaces.

When you put this policy in place, be sure to strictly enforce it. No one (including yourself) should be exempt. Give your employees adequate breaks so they have plenty of time to eat in the breakroom.

Hold Employees Accountable

You didn’t hire your employees to be janitors. But you should hold them accountable for their own workspaces. Encourage them to keep things clean and organized. You can do this by giving them access to the office’s cleaning materials and by giving them gifts later.

In most cases, your employees will be more than willing to pitch in. They will most likely care about having a tidy workspace and being organized. Cleaning will also allow them to take a break from their work.

Disinfect Objects

Offices are rampant with germs. To keep everyone safe, you should disinfect common areas and shared property. So, grab a quality disinfectant and wipe down objects such as:

  • Doorknobs
  • Countertops
  • Keyboards and mouses
  • Chair handles

We recommend disinfecting your office at least once a day. It’s relatively easy to do and won’t take too long.

Wash Fabrics

It’s easy to wipe down hard surfaces. But, what about fabrics?

Don’t let fabrics sit and collect germs. Be proactive by washing them every six months or so. This includes doormats, rugs, tablecloths, curtains, removable upholstery, etc. Be sure to follow the manufacturer’s washing instructions as to not ruin your fabrics.

Clean the Bathroom Once a Day

You should clean the bathroom at least once a day. This means scrubbing the toilet, emptying the trash, wiping down the counters, etc. Keeping it clean will keep yourself, your employees, and your customers happy.

Vacuum and Mop

Employees and customers track dirt into the office. It’s just a fact of life. So, to keep your floors looking nice and shiny, vacuum and mop once every two weeks.

Don’t Be Afraid to Hire Help

Don’t have time to be your office’s janitor? Hire help! A cleaning company can a lifesaver, especially if your office is big.

Professionals can also help complete tasks you can’t do yourself. For instance, you might need COVID cleaning services if you’re reopening your office or want regular disinfectant cleanings that go beyond general tidiness.


Last but not least, you should declutter. Get rid of things you don’t need. Organize those files you’ve been meaning to organize. Sort messy cables and wires. Trust us when we say that a decluttered office will make everyone happier and more productive.

For excess office equipment or files, consider exploring business storage options for archived files or seasonal equipment you don’t need daily. It can free up valuable space while keeping essential items accessible.

Final Thoughts

As you can see, keeping your office clean doesn’t have to be hard. It just requires a little time and planning. Once you realize that everyone is happier and more productive, you’ll realize that it was well worth the effort. Follow these tips to keep everything organized, disinfected, and give yourself peace of mind.

Daniel Clark
Daniel Clark is a renowned journalist with a BA in English Literature from Boston University. With over 12 years of experience, he has enhanced his skills in various fields of writing, including lifestyle and home improvement topics. His ability to simplify complex topics and connect with readers has made him a valuable asset. Apart from work, he loves volunteering at local literacy programs, showcasing his commitment to community engagement. He also enjoys woodworking and exploring historical architecture.

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