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Why and How Should You Disinfect Your Desk?

Why and How Should You Disinfect Your Desk?

The environment of the workplace is usually busy with ringing phones, humming copiers, and water cooler chatter, but every now and then, there’s a chorus of sneezes, sniffles, and coughs.

Keep your personal area clean and germ-free to avoid the spread of workplace colds. Here are the places where germs are most likely to spread and how to avoid them from causing sickness.

Why and How Should You Disinfect Your Desk

1. Computer keyboard

According to a case study done by a UK consumer watchdog group, office keyboards had more germs than office toilets. The restrooms are probably cleaned on a regular basis by sanitation workers. But who cleans your computer’s keyboard? Keep it clean by doing the following:

  • Turn off your computer and detach the keyboard.
  • To remove dust from the keyboard, use a can of compressed air.
  • Wipe the surfaces between each key with cotton swabs dipped in a gentle cleaning solution.
  • Wipe any other surfaces carefully with a lint-free cloth and the cleaning solution.

2. Phone

Germs from your hands, ears, face, and mouth can be found on your phone. Before you make another call, clean out your phone by doing the following:

  • Unplug your phone.
  • Wipe all surfaces carefully with a lint-free cloth and cleaning solution.
  • Use a disinfecting wipe on the handset, paying more attention to the surfaces closest to your mouth.

3. Water bottle

Well done on maintaining to your water supply. However, do not make your favorite water bottle a permanent fixture on your desk. Do some cleaning by doing:

  • Bring your water bottle home with you every day.
  • Dish detergent and warm water should be used to clean it.

4. Penholder

Your collection of pens, pencils, and highlighters may be a shockingly germy environment, especially because these things are frequently shared and frequently go from desk to desk and hand to hand. Keep your things clean by doing the following:

  • Replace your current pen collection with a new set.
  • Rather than keeping them all on your desktop, store the majority of them in a drawer. If your coworkers realize that you only have one or two pens, they will be less likely to use it.
  • Soap and warm water should be used to clean your penholder.

5. Snacks

Food crumbs can act as a breeding ground for germs and vermin. Don’t be the coworker that lets unwanted guests into the office. Do this instead:

  • All snacks should be stored in airtight containers.
  • You should not have your lunch at your desk. If you have a snack, use a plate and properly clean the surface after that.

6. Desktop

A disinfected desk is the final step in maintaining a clean environment. After you’ve cleaned up the rest of the things on your desk, you’re ready for the final touches.

  • Clear your desk of any papers or clutter.
  • To completely clean the entire surface, use disinfectant wipes.
  • Do not disregard places that are difficult to access. Lift photo frames, for instance, to clean below them.