Home Office Cleaning: Desk, Computer, Bookshelf

Certain rooms in your home might be viewed a bit differently when it comes to practical uses and related cleaning needs, and a good example here is any home that contains a home office. As a secondary or even primary workspace, a home office may have different considerations or standards for cleaning than other parts of your home – and with the right simple approaches, you can keep it both clean and supportive of a productive atmosphere.

At Healthy Homes Housekeeping, we’re happy to offer a wide range of housekeeping and maid services to clients around Ogden, including maintenance cleaning, deep cleaning and more. Whether on your own or with help from our team wherever necessary, here are some of the most important areas to attend to when it comes to home office cleanliness.

Desk Cleaning

Most home offices contain one or more desks, and cleaning these surfaces is among the most important tasks. Wiping down a desk with a damp cloth will remove dust, dirt, and other debris – but don’t forget to tackle drawers as well! Any items that are stored in the drawers should be periodically removed so you can properly clean and organize them.

All the main items atop your desk should also be regularly cleaned and dusted. This will help to reduce the amount of dust buildup, which can negatively affect your home office environment and productivity.

Computer/Electronic Devices

In a home office, there are likely some electronic devices that need tending to. Things like computers and printers should all be regularly wiped down with an antistatic cloth and a gentle cleaning solution. Paying attention to the details here will help keep your devices running smoothly, reduce dust buildup, and make them look like new for longer.

For instance, the keyboard should be periodically cleaned with canned air or compressed air, and vacuumed if needed. This will help to remove any dirt, dust, or crumbs that may have accumulated inside of it over time.


Another common area that needs to be tended to in the home office is any bookshelves or other storage units. These can quickly gather dust, so it’s important to wipe them down with a damp cloth every once in awhile. Any items stored on the shelves should also be cleaned and dusted regularly.

If you know that a particular shelf will require more frequent attention due to its location, it’s a good idea to keep a small cleaning basket nearby. This can make the process of tidying up much easier and ensure that this area of your home office stays clean and organized at all times.

In part two of our blog series, we will discuss some other important areas to attend to in your home office that can help keep it clean and productive. Until then, contact Healthy Homes Housekeeping if you are in need of any maid service or housekeeping solutions for your Ogden home. We look forward to helping you!