How to Clean Wood Floors in the Office

On March 27, 2015, in Floor Cleaning, by admin

73-wood-floorCleaning wood floors in your office can be really hard and time-sapping. Our experts recommend several tips that will help to save your time and money.

First of all, no need to purchase expensive cleaners. Regular floor cleaning can be done with the help of apple cider vinegar and warm water.

What you will need:

·    ½ cup of Apple Cider Vinegar

·    Good mop with microfiber cover

·    and a bucket of warm water

First you will need to dust your floors or vacuum them removing all particles. Then add vinegar into the water, dip your mop into the solution and clean your floors.

Please, keep in mind that your wood floors shouldn’t be too wet. Water can destroy and damage your nice wood floors.
Our experts also say that finished wood floors can be cleaned using usual clean water without adding different cleaners, but from time to time you will need to refinish your floors.

Office party cleanup tips

On August 19, 2013, in Cleaning advice, by admin

The annual holiday office party is always a great opportunity to top off a successful year with the colleagues and coworkers. Celebrating the end of the year with the people you work with a long period of time always seems like a great idea. Everyone like to have fun. But let’s face the reality, the next day after the party, when all the revelers sober up, the truth is that your office has been trashed and now there is a lot of work need to be done. No one wants to spend the whole day on cleaning. Especially if it’s a day after the party and the hangover is knocking at the door. Here are some useful tips on how to clean it all up easily and quickly.

To omit a disaster after the party, you can prepare for it beforehand. You and your coworkers can keep a cleanup kit on hand to make stressful and disastrous mishaps easy fixes. It’s very convenient when in the office there are some basics such as cleansers, spray bottles, microfiber clothes, towels and other stuff. When the first tray of food or glass of wine is spilled you are already ready to act. Preparing in advance is the best defense for a trashed office.

Make sure you have the proper receptacles to gather all the trash. Have trash bads and recycling bins to use when needed. Be careful with the items that may cause leaks and stains. Want to save your time? Buy the disposable stuff and use it instead of regular dishes and silverware. You will be able to recycle this stuff and don’t spend a huge amount of time scrubbing the dishes. One more tip – encourage your coworkers to recycle all of their cans, cups, bottles and plastic utensils. This will save up a lot of time too.

Taking into account all small details will help you prepare for the cleanup and also reduce the amount of work. When you have a big cleanup job be prepared to buy quality stain removers and other cleaning products as you will definitely have to tackle spills and stains. You may even invest in purchasing a vacuum and other cleaning equipment. It is very convenient to keep such equipment at the office and skimp on cleaning services, for example.

And don’t forget to delegate the tasks to your office coworkers. You will find it difficult to delegate these task during the party or afterwards. That’s why it’s better to create some chart or list of tasks before the party so everyone can get involved. This will also help to keep people careful during the party. The party should be a fun event. But when something happens, make sure you are equipped enough to make a quick and easy cleanup. Hope these tips will help you.

Cleaning your Keyboard

On May 28, 2012, in Computer cleaning, by admin

A dirty keyboard not only hinders typing, but also exposes you to health risks. Clean up your keyboard safely using the following tips.

The first thing’s you should do is to unplug your keyboard. Make sure the batteries are taken out.

Dust can really make typing unpleasant. But it’s not hard to fix this problem. Use a small soft-bristled dusting brush. It will work well.

Don’t forget to buy disinfectant sprays as daily use can breed a whole different kind of filth that needs to be removed from your keys. If you don’t want to harm your precious keyboard, try to find cleaning solutions that are electronics-friendly. You can take a little alcohol solution, but don’t pour it into your keyboard. Simply moisten a paper towel or an old rag with it. Then, scrub a paper towel or a rag over the tops of the keys. Use a wet cotton bud to go down in between the keys.

How to deal with spilled coffee or soda on your keyboard.

When spills occur on the keyboard and you don’t want to use your real sticky keys, the first thing you should do is to unplug your keyboard. Dump out any excess liquid and mop up with paper towels. Then remove the keycaps from the keyboard. For desktop keyboards, it’s better to use a screwdriver or a butter knife. For laptop keyboards, you can use your fingernails to lift up a side of the keycaps and snap them off. Aside from spilled coffee or soda, you may find potato chip grease, or popcorn pieces stuck under the keys. Take a vacuum and get rid of all those crumbs stored in your keyboard! Dump the keycaps into a container with warm, soapy water and give them a good rub to remove any sticky stains. Dry keycaps with a cloth then reattach them. If you have a standard keyboard, you’ll be able to find references to where all the keys should be placed. Also, you can take a photo of your keyboard to remember the layout of the keys. Place keycaps over their correct position and press them until you hear a snap. Then, give the keyboard a quick wipe over and you have a clean keyboard.

Don’t forget that to keep your keyboard in tip-top condition you should clean it weekly. The more thorough clean could be done every 2 months (depending on use).

Have a better way to clean a keyboard? Share in the comments!

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