How to Clean Your Desk

When was the last time you cleaned your desk at work? When was the last time your cleaning went beyond moving papers and shuffling documents? Chances are, it has been quite some time. Keeping a clean desk not only presents a professional image but can also help create a healthier and more organized you. Here are some steps to help you keep your desk clean.

Have the Right Storage

The most common mess found on desk surfaces is paper clutter. You can easily address this issue with the right storage system. Adding file cabinets and paper organizers goes a long way.

Clean the Surface 

It’s easy to overlook cleaning your desktop. How you approach this task depends on which material your desk is made of—it’s important to understand the differences between laminate and wood veneer. Follow the cleaning instructions from the desk’s manufacturer—if you purchased your desk from, our furniture experts can help determine the manufacturer and the recommended care.

Clean and Sanitize Everyday Accessories 

You use everyday accessories without thinking twice about them; good examples are your keyboard, mouse, and phone. Clean and sanitize these items regularly to prevent the spread of germs and keep them in good shape.

Keep Drawers Organized 

While it’s tempting, don’t just shove a mess into the confines of a desk drawer. This certainly won’t take care of the problem and is sure to lead to more mess down the road. Use dividers or folders to keep everything neat and tidy.

Dust Your Workspace 

You dust at home, right? Well, chances are that you’ve been overlooking this duty at your desk. Wipe down any desk décor items, including picture frames, pencil holders, and maybe even plants. If you have any shelving, you’ll want to dust and clean that as well.


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