Cleaning Tips for Your Desk
Creating an effective work environment in your home can be tough. While your commute may now be only a few short steps, and video call services like Zoom and Microsoft Teams allow any room in your home to instantly turn into a conference room, there are still a host of other issues that present themselves in our new WFH environment.
One of these challenges is simply keeping your workspace clean and clutter free. Unlike most corporate office spaces, your home office may rotate daily based on the needs of your household. Your 2- and 5-year-old “co-workers” may be learning virtually behind you, or better yet, may use your space as their locker (or locker room). And while you or your partner may take turns tidying up, there is certainly no custodial service for your “building”.
So, if you find yourself struggling to keep your home office desk clean and your workspace feeling as though it’s really yours, we’ve put together a list of some tips we’ve found most helpful!
Cleaning your Porvata Desk:
It’s Simple: Cleaning your Porvata desk surface on a daily or weekly basis requires only a damp cloth or sponge with mild soap. Mix liquid dish soap and warm water, apply to your desk, rinse cold, and dry with a paper or soft cloth towel. Always rinse and dry after wiping down with soapy water. Prolonged exposure to cleaning solution or soap can tarnish your finish.
Dust-Be-Gone: Your laminate surface may need an occasional dusting. To keep the surface clean, use a non-oily furniture spray. Be sure to rinse and wipe down thoroughly with a dry paper or cloth towel, because even non-oily spray can leave behind some residue.
Coffee Stain…No Problem: Stains such as coffee or tea can be removed by using a mild soap or detergent and a soft bristled brush. If stain persists, mix baking soda and water into a light paste and apply with soft bristle brush. Light scrubbing should help remove stains.
Be careful excessive scrubbing and force could damage your worksurface.
We recommend the following cleaning supplies:
….and in case you haven't heard it enough...always remember to Rinse and Dry! Even a small amount of cleaning solution can get reactivated with moisture and cause permanent staining to your desk.
While for some this exercise may seem easy (and others may find it Herculean), taking a few minutes each week to clean your desk will make a big difference in your approach to the workday, and will keep your desk looking beautiful for years to come!