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Cleaning Hacks for your Office

March 7th, 2018   •   No Comments   

austin-office-cleaningHave you ever thought that a messy and un-kept office could reflect that you can’t handle the work you already have? I’ve outlined a few tips below that can streamline maintaining a tidy and professional clean work space. Instead of investing in expensive cleaners, these cleaning hacks can save you money and time! Below are easy cleaning hacks for your office.

Vinegar for Scissors

Have you ever picked up a pair of scissors and they are sticky or grimy? Here’s an easy fix. Ditch the soap and water, that will only add rust and dullness. Try this instead. Dip a rag in white vinegar and wipe down the blades. Vinegar is something we all have handy and very inexpensive. You can use vinegar to clean all of your metal office products. Works like a charm!

Remove Permanent Marker from White Board

Nearly everyone has accidentally used a permanent marker on a white board at some point. However, there is no need to panic. Simply grab a dry erase marker and write on top of the permanent marker. It should then wipe clean with an eraser or soft cloth.

Cleaning your keyboard

Take a magic eraser to your keyboard. Be sure and squeeze all of the water out of the sponge before using! Viola! A clean keyboard. If you do not have a dust spray can handy, try using a sticky note to get in between the keys. Works every time!


Clean a dirty keyboard by sliding strip of clear tape to get between the key. The dust and dirt will stick to the clear tape and come right off the keyboard. Repeat the step 2 to 3 times for perfect results and increase the longevity of your laptop with this trick.

Below is a list of chemicals you should NEVER use to clean or place near your computer. Be sure and read the labels of your cleaner. Even the slightest amount can do damage.

  • Acetone
  • Ethyl alcohol
  • Toluene
  • Ethyl acid
  • Ammonia
  • Methyl chloride


Communal microwaves are always problematic. Unless you have a rock star Office Manager, here is a tip for keeping your microwave fresh and clean.

Put equal amounts of water and vinegar in a microwave-safe bowl (along with a small wooden object, like a toothpick, to prevent boiling or other dangers). Then set it on high for 5 to 10 minutes. Wait a couple minutes to let it cool, then when you open it up, all you have to do is wipe down the inside of the microwave with a sponge or paper towel. Voila! Clean microwave without the hassle of expensive (and often non-effective) cleaners.

You can also add lemon to the mixture for a fresh, clean scent!

Kitchen Sink Disposal

If you have a garbage disposal in your kitchen, there is no telling what’s been placed in it. For a quick refresher, put a ½ cup of baking soda in and then run the disposal with the water running on hot. Next, quarter a small lemon and throw it in. Turn on the faucet on hot and run the disposal for 1-2 minutes. The fresh scent of the lemon plus the cleaning power of the baking soda will perk up even the most problematic odors.

Happy cleaning!

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