It’s spring cleaning season, and your home isn’t the only one that needs a good cleaning! Your office needs just as much deep cleaning as any workspace, and you can do this through a number of means. 5 DIY Cleaning Solutions will help you in maintaining a neat and clean space.
For one, availing building cleaning services is a surefire way to upkeep the interior and exterior of your office building. These services are meant to ensure that your office maintains a pristine appearance that would wow any client, guest, or partner!
Whether you need to clean the whole office or just your personal workspace, you may have concerns over the number of commercial cleaners on the market that have harsh chemical ingredients. Those with sensitive skin and allergies might not appreciate these harsh solutions, so it is better to stick to homemade solutions that are effective, inexpensive, and safe!
As you may already know, vinegar is a terrific cleaner for most household and office surfaces except natural stones like marble and granite. Most offices have low maintenance materials for their tables and chairs, which makes vinegar a good option to use as a cleaner. However, the smell may be off-putting for the people in the office.
Mix together equal parts distilled white vinegar and clean water. Place a few drops of your preferred essential oils, the peel of one lemon, and a couple of sprigs of rosemary to mask the smell if desired, but this step is optional. Place the mixture in a spray bottle and spray away as you clean the grime out of your office furniture.
Baking soda and hydrogen peroxide mix together to form a stain-removing paste that is safe to use on white and light-coloured surfaces. Mix the two ingredients together enough to form a paste, and directly apply the paste on stained areas. Let the mixture sit until it has completely dried, then remove using a broom or vacuum cleaner. The stain should be gone.
Alternatively, you can use vinegar instead of hydrogen peroxide for dark fabrics, but the paste may not remove the stain completely. Apply the paste on dark, stained areas and let it sit before removing.
Baking soda can also be used as a dry clean powder for carpets, rugs, curtains, and fabric furniture. The dry clean powder removes dust and deodorizes as well. Simply mix a few drops of essential oil into a cup of baking soda, and mix thoroughly until the ingredients are fully incorporated.
Use the dry clean powder by sprinkling it on dusty fabrics and furniture. For rugs and curtains, it may help to shake the fabrics in a large container with a couple of scoops of the dry clean powder. Let the powder sit on the fabrics for at least an hour – preferably overnight, then vacuum up any excess residue.
Worried about your devices getting germs? Create disinfectant wipes that are safe to use on screens, yet effective in removing germs. All you’ll need is the plain rubbing alcohol, some water, and a few drops of liquid dish soap.
Dilute the rubbing alcohol solution with water in a 1:1 ratio. Add in 2-3 drops of dish soap, and mix well. Take the core out of a roll of paper towels, and submerge the whole roll in the cleaning solution. Let the paper towel roll suck up the cleaning solution, then use it to disinfect nearly any surface in your office.
Stained office wear can make you look unprofessional and unkempt. Don’t fret the next time you spill sauce or pen ink on your perfectly white top! Create a bleaching gel that you can conveniently store in your office desk for those sudden stains.
Whisk together 6 tablespoons of cornstarch in 2 cups of water. Place on the stove and heat until the mixture becomes a slurry, whisking as you heat it. Remove from the heat, and add in 6-12 tablespoons of chlorine bleach. Let the mixture cool, and transfer to a narrow-nozzled container for a bleach pen that is perfect for any occasion.
I hope these 5 DIY Cleaning Solutions will help you in maintaining your office as well as other spaces clean.