Are you feeling overwhelmed about how to clean and organize your newly renovated home office space? You’re not alone! Let us help you tackle this challenge with easy-to-follow steps.
Discover how to make the most of your new home set up and enjoy a tidy workspace. Get ready to revolutionize the way you work from home!
Dust and Vacuum the Entire Room
You should begin by dusting and vacuuming the entire room to remove any surface dirt or debris that has settled since the renovation. Start at the top of your walls with a feather duster or microfiber cloth and work your way down. After the dust is gone, use a vacuum cleaner with the appropriate attachments to vacuum all corners, floors, baseboards, furniture pieces, and other objects in the room. Pay special attention to any nooks and crannies, as these are great spots for accumulated dust to settle.
Once you have vacuumed everything in your office space and removed any cobwebs from corners or ceilings, it’s time to use cleaning products on surfaces like counters, tables, and other outdoor furniture pieces:
Wipe Down Surfaces With Disinfectant
Once you have removed all of the construction dust and debris from your home office space, it is important to clean and disinfect all surfaces before use.
Begin by taking a damp cloth or sponge and wiping down any surfaces with a cleaning solution designed to kill germs. This may include wiping down walls, shelving, desks, windowsills, and counters. Be sure to thoroughly wipe away any dirt or debris left by renovators.
Once all areas are wiped down with a damp cloth or sponge and cleaning solution, let surfaces dry before treating them with a disinfecting spray or solution. Follow the manufacturer’s instructions on your disinfectant product when spraying surfaces and make sure all areas are adequately covered by the solution before allowing them to air dry.
Clean Electronics and Computer Equipment
Having a clean and organized workspace will help improve your productivity. That is why you need to clean all electronics and computer equipment properly before beginning work.
To start, power off all devices and unplug them from the wall. Use a microfiber cloth to remove any dust and dirt from the sides, top, and bottom of the device. You can also use compressed air to remove remaining dust in hard-to-reach places. For keyboards, use canned compressed air or a softer cloth to avoid scratching any keys.
Before replacing any electronic device back into its plug, be sure to give it one last wipe with a disinfectant cleaner or wipes containing at least 70% alcohol on all of its surfaces, followed by a dry cloth. This will help kill germs that can cause health issues such as colds and the flu.
Don’t forget to also wipe down your monitor screens with a lint-free cloth moistened with an approved cleaning solution suitable for use on screens (avoid wipes containing harsh chemicals). Make sure to never spray cleaning products directly on any device; make sure you lightly spray it onto the lint-free cloth first before applying it on the surface of your devices for the best results.
Organize Office Supplies and Documents
Before you can step into your newly renovated office space for the first time, it is essential to ensure that everything inside is properly organized and free from clutter. Start by assessing all of your documents, supplies, and equipment and separate out any items that don’t belong in your workspace. Any misplaced items should be returned to their rightful locations or disposed of properly.
Next, create an organizational system where important documents are kept in folders and supplies are stored in filing cabinets or closets. Additionally, separate physically like items together and label each with the corresponding name or an identifying tag. This will make it easier to locate needed items quickly and keep your office looking neat and orderly.
- Place visual dividers inside drawers and utilize vertical storage with stackable boxes if needed to maximize space.
- If there are any items left over that you no longer need after sorting them all out, go ahead and discard them so that you have more room for things that you use frequently.
Tackle Cord Clutter and Cable Management
Cord and wire management is one of the most important aspects of setting up your newly renovated home office space. Keeping cords organized and properly labeled prevents wires from crossing, tangling, and gathering dust as well as keeps your cords safe from pets and children.
Begin by sorting through any cords your office equipment uses: which belong to the monitor, printer, laptop, etc.? This will make it easier to know where they connect when it comes time to wire. Label each cord with a piece of tape or a marker in order to easily identify them later.
Sort through your cords and gather what you need for cable management tools for organizing loose cords: electrical tape, clips such as plastic zip ties or twist ties, and cord covers that come in either corduroy or plastic. These can also be purchased in convenient kits.
You can start by gathering groups of similar wires together using electrical tape or clips based on their color or size. You can use twist ties for binding these groups together; once you have identified differences between cables, you can use colors or labels for further sorting within those groups for quick recognition later on.
For larger space-saving projects such as wall-mounted monitors or desks that require specific lengths of cables, consider cord organizers like cable sleeves, channels, concealed trays, etc. These resources are available online but purchasing tactics may vary depending on the setup you are trying to organize – so make sure to plan ahead!
Disinfect High-touch Areas and Objects
Once you have finished your home office renovation, the next step is to ensure that the space is clean and free of germs. High-touch areas like door handles and light switches will have been handled frequently during the renovation process, so it is important to make sure that these places are cleaned and disinfected. This will help to keep your home office space healthy and hygienic.
To ensure good hygiene in your newly renovated home office, start by wiping down high-touch surfaces such as doorknobs, cupboard handles, and light switches with a disinfectant cleaner. You can also use an electrostatic sprayer or fogger for a comprehensive cleaning of difficult-to-reach areas. Once you’ve done this, repeat the process for other areas such as windowsills, countertops, desks, and chairs.
You should also disinfect any objects in your home office space like pens, calculators, and keyboards that can harbor germs from being used by multiple people throughout the renovation process. Using antibacterial wipes or spray on these items will help prevent the spread of disease. Lastly, be sure to vacuum all carpets in your home office space after construction is complete to prevent dust accumulation.
Deep Clean Carpets and Area Rugs
Carpets and area rugs can easily absorb dirt, dust, pet fur, and dander, as well as other allergens like pollen. Deep cleaning your carpets or area rugs is an important part of regular maintenance to keep your home office space clean and healthy.
Deep cleaning requires the right tools, such as a good vacuum cleaner, carpet spot remover for tough stains, a steam cleaner for more thorough cleaning. Depending on the size of your carpets/rugs and fabrics it is recommended to follow specific manufacturer’s instructions for proper use.
Pre-treat any tough spots with special carpet cleaners that can be used to remove specific stains like coffee or wine before vacuuming the carpets or rugs. Vacuum them thoroughly before using the steam cleaner and make sure you go over heavily trafficked areas extra time for a deep clean. Allow adequate time for drying after steaming so that no moisture is left on the carpets or rugs.
Clean Windows and Window Treatments
Windows and window treatments, such as curtains or blinds, should be regularly cleaned and vacuumed to keep them in good shape. Although cleaning glass windows may seem straightforward, using the wrong type of cleaning solution can leave behind streaks and spots on the surface.
To make sure your windows are properly cleaned with no streaks, use a mild detergent mixed with water to wash window frames and glass panes. For more stubborn stains, you can add a small amount of ammonia to the solution. Wipe away excess liquid as you scrub, then use a lint-free cloth or squeegee to dry the surfaces.
Drapery cleaning instructions will vary depending on the fabric used to create them. Always check labels for specific instructions or consult with a professional cleaner if the drapes are expensive or of antique fabrics. Similarly, blinds may need special attention when they are being wiped down – many types of slatted window treatments require regular dusting or vacuuming along their edges and between slats in order to keep them looking their best.
Maintain Indoor Air Quality With Plants or Air Purifiers
The quality of indoor air is important in maintaining a healthy environment in your home office space. If you want to keep your newly-renovated space free from dust, pollen, pet dander, and other allergens, it’s important to implement ways to maintain good air quality. One simple and cost-effective way to do this is by incorporating some form of plants or an air purifier into your space.
Plants that are specifically effective in removing VOCs (volatile organic compounds) from the air include aloe vera, bamboo palm, and spider plants. These can be easy to maintain, providing a low-maintenance way to freshen the air without needing costly filter replacements. An added bonus is that you will also contribute to increased oxygen levels in your home office with these plants – creating a healthier place for you to stay motivated and productive while working.
Hire Professional Cleaners for a Thorough Clean
Hiring certified post-renovation cleaning professionals to thoroughly deep-clean your newly renovated home office space is an essential part of completing your renovation project. Professional cleaners will ensure necessary areas of your home office and surrounding spaces are efficiently cleaned, getting into all the areas that you might have missed.
Professional deep cleaning includes dusting, vacuuming, and dusting furniture, walls, and other surfaces. They will clean fixtures such as window blinds and lamps. These certified cleaners also clean and disinfect areas such as kitchens and bathrooms to leave them spotless. They will also use their professional tools for tile or grout cleaning, if necessary for your home office space renovation project.
In addition to this output-based deep cleanse service, professional cleaners will also offer aftercare solutions like regular maintenance visits just to keep your home office looking as good as new for a long time.
Cleaning a newly renovated home office space takes a bit of extra effort, but it will be worth it. Following the steps outlined above and setting aside regular cleaning times allows you to keep your space tidy while keeping germs, dirt, and dust at bay.
In addition to regular cleaning and dusting, consider investing in some quality air filtration systems that can help eliminate airborne pollutants in your office space. Make sure you are using the right products and following safety instructions when using potentially hazardous chemicals or items. Cleaning and taking care of your new home office will help it last longer and look better for years to come!
Frequently Asked Questions
How soon can I start cleaning my newly renovated home office space?
It is advisable to wait for at least 24 hours after the renovation project is complete before you start cleaning your space.
What cleaning supplies do I need for my newly renovated home office space?
You may need a broom or vacuum cleaner, a dustpan, a mop, cleaning solution, gloves, and a microfiber cloth.
How do I clean my walls and ceiling?
Use a microfiber cloth or a soft-bristled brush to dust your walls and ceiling. For stubborn stains, use a mild cleaning solution and a sponge to gently wipe the affected areas.
What is the best way to clean my floor after renovation?
Sweep or vacuum your floor first to remove any debris or dust. Use a mild cleaning solution and a mop to clean the surface thoroughly, and allow it to dry completely before using the space.
Do I need to hire a professional cleaner for my home office space after renovation?
It depends on your preference and the scope of the renovation work. If you have a large space or complex cleaning needs, it may be a good idea to hire a professional cleaner for a more thorough job.
How often should I clean my newly renovated home office space?
Regular cleaning is essential to maintain your home office space’s cleanliness and hygiene. You can clean your space weekly or bi-weekly, depending on your usage and traffic in the area.