Office messes can build up over time, starting with a pile of papers on a desk. That pile of papers can turn into several, leaving an increased risk for spilled drinks with less desk space. It may seem impossible to keep a clean desk, but by following these tips, you can keep your workspace clean.


Desk clutter will be a part of any workspace. Between papers, pens, and sticky notes reminding you of appointments and tasks, it can become overwhelming after a few days. Take a few moments before you leave at the end of the day to go through the papers and recycle what you don’t need, and file important papers into folders and document holders. Test your pens to make sure they are all working, and dispose of the ones that have dried up. If you still have more than you are likely to use, divide them among your coworkers.

Keep Food Off Of Your Desk

Many people have stopped taking a traditional lunch break in favor of grabbing something quick and bringing it back to their desk. This can have some downsides, for both your health and your desk’s cleanliness. Your desk is already one of the dirtiest places around the office, and adding a layer of crumbs to your keyboard will not help that. It is also good to get up and walk around for a little bit every day because it gets you moving and stops from over-snacking due to prolonged periods of sitting.

Dust & Disinfect

After tidying up your papers, make sure you dust the surface of your desk with a damp towel or cloth. This will remove crumbs and dust from your desk. After you’re done dusting, wipe everything down with a disinfectant to kill bacteria and reduce the spread of germs.

Hire A Professional Cleaning Company

Hiring a professional cleaning company can transform your office into a warm, inviting atmosphere for visitors and employees. A day porter will be stationed in your office daily, providing constant cleaning services such as spill cleanup, washroom stocking, and touch point cleaning to keep door handles, light switches, and common electronics clean. If you are interested in working with a professional cleaning service, contact Brenner Facility Services today! A representative will come to your facility and provide you with a commitment-free quote for cleaning your office, floors, and restrooms. We can be reached at 978-224-1100 or by filling out our online contact form.