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Spring Clean Your Desk

Add Your Desk to Your Spring Cleaning List

If Spring cleaning is in your future, and even if it's not, don't forget to add your desk to the list of things needing a cleaning. In fact, you should really clean your desk every single day. Why, you ask? Well experts claim that there are some 10 million bacteria under your hand when it's resting on your desk and desktop bacteria can stay alive for up to three days. Yuck.

So wipe your desk (mouse, keyboard, phone, etc.) down every day and also try to eliminate some of your germ attracting clutter (picture frames, stacks of paper, lotions, etc.), which is responsible for making women's desks germier than men's. The easiest ways to ward off germs from your workspace aside from decluttering and giving it a daily wipe down? Wash your hands throughout the day (especially after using the bathroom, sneezing and eating) and try to avoid eating at your desk if at all possible.

Fit's Tip: If you have a reusable water bottle that you keep on your desk, by sure to wash it daily as well, as germs love to live in moist places.


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Spectra Spectra 9 years
I clean my desk like every week because I work in a micro lab with tons of germs everywhere. I would never even consider eating there, but I do clean my computer keyboard, desk, phone, and all that fun stuff as often as I can remember to.
AMP AMP 9 years
I just did that this morning! My computer at work died so I had a morning that I couldnt get any real work done. So I decided to clean my office, the whole, entire thing. Even the keyboard, mouse and phone.
rpenner rpenner 9 years
this is something i definitely need to do more often because our cleaning people do not come in every day and they do not do a good job. i shutter to think of the amount of germs on my desk...
nancita nancita 9 years
Good reminder! I should definitely do this more often than I do.
Novaraen Novaraen 9 years
I keep a bottle of hand sanitizer on my desk and at the end of every day i squeeze a bit onto my desktop and use a kleenex to wipe away all the fingerprints and other junk that has accumulated throughout the day. It feels so much better to see that its clean every night before i go home. No germs!! :D
Auburngirl08 Auburngirl08 9 years
I JUST cleaned my whole desk with clorox wipes this morning! weird timing.... :-)
Renees3 Renees3 9 years
how is a picture frame a germy place? I never touch them, they're up on a shelf and they aren't moist or anything. I work from home so my desk is a disaster. Not enough space, not enough storage and I'm messy. I should organize then clean. Maybe this week!
Martini-Rossi Martini-Rossi 9 years
I do that about 3 times a month. I have my clorox disinfecting wipes right on my desk. I hate germs!
FitSweetie FitSweetie 9 years
I did that yesterday! Yaaaay!
Lovely_1 Lovely_1 9 years
Yes...I need to do this soon...our clenaing people here do a horrible job!
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