Working from home is a privilege not everyone gets to partake in, so if it’s something you’ve been able to do, well, we’re envious! Whether you’ve got a long-established work-from-home situation, or are just scouting around for home office ideas, we’ve put together an office cleaning checklist that will keep your workspace tidy and functional.


Things tend to get a little wild in every home office, but these six steps will help you combat your office mess:

  • Install two wall shelves and dedicate them to books and notebooks.
  • Limit yourself to one filing cabinet—keep your space as paperless as possible.
  • Set up a dry erase board with handy markers so you can take notes on the fly…without relying on scraps of paper.
  • Invest in bins for quick cleaning
  • Set aside a bin for toys, another for the occasional mug or glass, and one for everything else that doesn’t need to be dealt with right away.
  • Empty these containers once you have some time to breathe.


Once you’ve gotten some of the clutter out of the way, your office cleaning will go much smoother.

  • Collect the pens you may have scattered about the desktop and put them away. You’ll be amazed by how many you might find!
  • Toss out or recycle old receipts (unless they’re business-related), along with junk mail, fliers, and other paperwork you no longer need.
  • Dust your keyboard, computer, lamp, and desk.
  • Wipe down surfaces with disinfectant.


Treat your home office the way it should be treated: as a place for you to do your job. Keeping everything clean and inviting is the first step to ensuring you hit all your goals for the day.

  • Wipe down the surfaces on a daily basis.
  • Hand vacuum your chair and the floor around your desk.
  • Dust lightly at least once a week.


For more information, or to inquire about help with your cleaning tasks, please contact The Maids at 800.843.6243 or visit



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