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~by Kara Masterson~

Working in an office, you have many people walking in and touching your belongings. Often they are coworkers, but other times they are clients who come in from the streets. Protect your health along with the clean, professional look of your workspace.

Learn 5 major tips to sanitize your office from top to bottom.

1. Set Up a Regular Cleaning Schedule

Cleaning is meaningless if you do it only once a year. Set up a schedule that has you cleaning every month or so. Get used to this task as the most effective way to master it. The first step to follow through with your goals is to plan and set dates without forgetting them.

2. Know the Differences Between Words

Cleaning is not the same as disinfecting or sanitizing. You clean to remove dirt and germs on the surface, but the germs may still exist. You disinfect to kill the germs and bacteria that cannot be seen. Sanitizing is the process of cleaning or disinfection to remove germs.

3. Pinpoint the Most Unclean Areas

It does not make sense to spend most of your time cleaning areas that are rarely used. Find the heavy traffic zones where everyone’s feet or hands have been. Start by sanitizing rugs that are harbors for dirt and bacteria.

4. Use Sanitizing Products

The most commonly used product for sanitation is hand sanitizer. You can use antibacterial soaps, too. Learn more about the pros and cons of every product. Some air fresheners claim to have sanitizing sprays that remove germs in the air. Review the wide range of selections that are being promoted for office use.

Make sure that products do not have negative side effects on your health. If your sinuses flare up, use products like Dymista and supplements to build your natural immunity. Read a number of reviews on sanitizers, regardless of how popular they are with people you know.

5. Clean the Least Expected Places

Germs are found everywhere, even in places where you least expect them. In your office, start cleaning places that you do not clean often. Start with the walls, doorways, and other areas that have collecting years of dirt and debris.

Your office is more than a place to work – it’s a place for relaxation and reflection. Do not just clean the office, but sanitize it to maintain good health for yourself and your coworkers. Taking care of your employees always comes first, so it is important that you do all you can to keep them healthy, happy, and productive.

Meet the Author: Kara Masterson

Kara Masterson is a freelance writer from West Jordan, Utah. She graduated from the University of Utah and enjoys writing and spending time with her dog, Max.