Did you know that the average office is home to over 10 million bacteria? That’s dirtier than a toilet seat. Yuk! The root cause is that some people don’t wash their hands as frequently as they should. They then land up transferring bacteria from elevator buttons and toilet handles onto surfaces in the office.

It’s also important to keep your office well organised so that germs don’t hide behind or under your clutter. We’d like to help you with some tips and tricks to keep your office disinfected and well-organised. Keep reading to find out more.

Choose Your Favourite Zoflora Fragrance

For those of you who are new to Zoflora, this is a powerful disinfectant that kills 99.9% of common bacteria and viruses (including the COVID-19 virus). Zoflora is also an air freshener so it’s important to choose a fragrance you’ll love.

The best Zoflora fragrance for offices is Lavender Escape. Lavender has properties that help reduce anxiety creating a calm working environment. Another fragrance you might love is Coconut and Lime. It’s a mixture of tropical fruity scents with notes of lime and vanilla.

Be sure to follow the instructions on your Zoflora packaging to use it safely in your office environment.

Remove Items to Clean Your Office Desk

To eliminate all germs and bacteria living on your desk you must remove all items on the surface. This includes your laptop or desktop computer. Then pour cold water into a 500ml Zoflora spray bottle and add one cap of Zoflora concentrate to the water. Close the bottle and shake it well.

Spray your Zoflora solution evenly over your desk and wipe it down with a soft microfibre cloth from Zoflora. Make sure you disinfect the legs of your desk too.

Declutter Your Office

Before placing everything back onto your table it’s time to chuck away the items that you don’t need anymore:

  • Throw away pens that don’t work
  • Recycle paper you no longer need
  • Throw away equipment that doesn’t work anymore such as staplers or punches
  • Get rid of blunt scissors
  • Throw away broken office files

After decluttering you can upgrade to new items. Replace all broken items with new ones. Get desk trays to keep all your important documents organised.

Disinfecting Office Stationery

The average pen holds over 200 bacteria per square inch. Your stapler may have more germs on it as well as your ruler and highlighters. So, when you place all the items back on your desk make sure you spray them down with Zoflora and wipe them with your cloth first before you put them back.

Clean out your stationery holder too because if you don’t, the germs living inside the holder can transfer back onto your stationery. Any item that you touch regularly in the office should be disinfected with Zoflora.

Keep Your Bin Germ Free

The dirtiest item in your office is your bin. Although an office bin is only supposed to be used to throw away paper some people throw food items into it. What’s more, bins that haven’t been washed out regularly will start to emit a foul odour over time.

To eliminate the odours and germs living in your office bin, fill it up with water and add two caps of Zoflora concentrate to the water. Leave your bin to soak for 5 to 10 minutes. Pour the water down the drain and wait for it to dry. Then place a plastic bag inside your bin. The bag will help keep the bin clean inside when you throw away food wrappers or bottles.

Wipe Down Your Keyboard

If you have a black keyboard, you may not notice how incredibly dirty all the keys are. To clean your laptop or desktop keyboard spray some diluted Zoflora onto your cloth and use it to wipe down the keys. The Zoflora will wipe away the dirt and kill all the bacteria living on your keyboard’s surface.

Other Important Areas in the Office to Disinfect

  • Office chair handles: You may not realise it, but your office chair handles can harbour thousands of bacteria per square inch. You touch this part of your chair more often than you realise. Spray your office chair handles with Zoflora and wipe them clean with your microfiber cloth.
  • Office door handles: You and your work colleagues have to touch your office door handle to enter or exit the office. This can spread germs and infections like wildfire. Simply spray your office door handle and wipe it clean with your cloth to prevent the spread of germs.
  • Windows: Use your diluted Zoflora to clean and disinfect your windows. You can either pour water into a bucket with two caps of Zoflora and use a squeegee or use your bottle of Zoflora spray to clean your windows.
  • Filing cabinets: Clean away dust and germs inside your filing cabinets with Zoflora and your soft microfibre cloth.
  • Mouse and pad: Wipe down your mouse and mouse pad with your Zoflora solution. Use a soft cloth to wipe away any residue that’s left behind.
  • Light switches: Light switches can get grimy after a while. Spray Zoflora onto your cloth and use the damp rag to wipe your light switch clean.

Final Thoughts

A cluttered office can increase stress. If your office is dirty you may start to feel irritable and uneasy. It can also be stressful to know that your office might be harbouring harmful viruses and bacteria. Use the tips in this article to keep your office organised and bacteria-free. Keep a bottle of hand sanitiser by the door and encourage co-workers to sanitise their hands before they enter your office.

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