1, 2 and 3… how to clean and disinfect your desk? Whether you work from home or in your office, it is always important to keep your work area clean and tidy, especially in times of pandemic.
It is not just that we keep things in the drawer or vacuum the keyboard, the cleaning of the desk must be exhaustive, since viruses and bacteria have the power to find small hiding places such as the PC keyboard or the work surface itself.
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Before starting your work, clean and disinfect the entire surface very well. You can use a microfiber cloth for this. Moisten it with alcohol mixed with water and rub the surface with the cloth. If you don’t have alcohol on hand at the time of cleaning, you can also use disinfectant wipes.
Carry out the same procedure with the chair, the telephone and the other objects that you use to carry out your work.
Fewer elements you have in your work area, cleaning will be much easier. The idea is to be able to optimize the space as best as possible and learn to purge what we have on the desktop and keep only what we really need.
Although this is possibly one of the most delicate elements when it comes to cleaning, that’s not why we should stop doing it. Besides, who likes those annoying fingerprints or splashes on the screen? To clean the screen, it is best to use a microfiber cloth, they are the same ones we use to clean glasses. Ideally, the screen should be turned off and the cloth gently passed in one direction.
A tip! Do not make circular movements with this to avoid leaving marks and spreading the powder.
And to clean the tracks? Use towels or special cleaning spray. We should not apply this last product directly to the screen. It is best to moisten the cloth first and then clean the surface. These are the objects that most tend to accumulate viruses and bacteria, since they are the ones that we touch the most. For both you can use a microfiber cloth and a little 70% alcohol.
How can I clean the keyboard and mouse?
You have to unplug the keyboard so you don’t inadvertently play anything.
Once the keyboard is disconnected, you can start by turning it upside down and shaking it a bit to get the loosest crumbs to fall out.
You can then use a vacuum cleaner to remove some of the dust from inside the keyboard plate, the thing under the keys. For this, it is advisable to use a mouth of the fine and narrow so that there is more suction.
Next, clean the entire surface of the keyboard with a damp microfiber cloth, trying to rub a little to remove dirt from the faces of the keys. The cloth, which is only slightly damp, do not have it wet so that the water does not affect the keyboard.
And finally, dry the keyboard with another cloth. Try not to use materials such as kitchen paper that can throw particles on the keyboard or create scratches on the surface. Make it a soft, dry cloth, and don’t plug the keyboard back in until you make sure it’s completely dry.
The best complement
You can complement the cleaning of your desk by washing your hands frequently or instead, and although it does not replace it, you can use a disinfectant gel.
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We recommend you watch the following video, which although we did not do it, we found it very educational and helpfull on how to clean and disinfect your desk.
Perfectly clean spaces
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