Here are my favorite products to use when Norwex spring cleaning my home office. These are also great if you work outside the home and you’d rather not depend on the office cleaning company to spread chemicals all up in your space:
After going through your paperwork, supplies, and files and clearing everything out of your office space, the best way to start is by wiping every surface down with a wet Norwex Enviro Cloth. Wipe down the surface of your desk, your chair, and the inside and outside of any shelves, cupboard-like spaces, and filing cabinets. Electronics such as computers, printers, and phones can all be wiped down with a dry Enviro Cloth – just make sure they are turned off before you get to cleaning!
Use the dry dusting mitt after wiping surfaces with the Enviro Cloth to zap up any extra dust particles and leave it with a smooth, shining finish. If you have picture frames or other knick knacks stored on shelves, wipe them down with the dusting mitt as well. You can also get the dusting mitt wet and use it in place of the Enviro Cloth to clean surfaces that are hard to access such as the inside of filing cabinets or nooks and crannies under your desk and inside the drawers.
This is great to use on shiny electronic surfaces such as your computer screen, the top and inside of your printer, and any phones or other devices.
Most offices should be easily cleaned with an Enviro Cloth, but if yours is exceptionally dirty and you need to get rid of coffee stains, ink stains, or other messes, the cleaning paste is an excellent option. Always test it on a small, inconspicuous area before using it on an entire surface.
If you have hardwood or laminate flooring in your home office, use the Dry Mop to sweep and clean up the dust bunnies, then wash your floor with the Wet Mop, being sure to get under the desk!
Now that everything is nice and clean and you’re ready to put everything back in your office, here are a few tips for organizing and deciding what you do and don’t need to get rid of:
- Shred any paperwork that is older than 7 years and bring it to your local recycling center. Some cities even offer cash in exchange for bringing in paper to recycle, so it can’t hurt to do a little research on the recycling centers in your area and what they offer.
- Rewrite any file labels and update them as necessary. Alphabetize them to keep everything easily accessible.
- Reorganize any spare cords and chargers and designate a section of a drawer to them. Toilet paper rolls work great for storing wires, cords, and chargers, and a bonus is that you can write on the roll so it’s easy to identify what each one is and which one you need.
When was the last time you cleaned your office, and do you do you spring clean your office every year? I’d love to hear any tips you’d like to share to make office life easier for everyone!