Whether you’re working from home or at an office, one thing’s for sure. It’s probably…not the most organized place in the world, to put it kindly. We spend almost a third of our day at our work stations. So, it’s probably a good idea to keep it clean and organized. Here’s a quick home office cleaning guide to light our way.

Declutter Paperwork

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Look around you. Can you barely see anything in the room because of the piles and piles of paperwork on your desk? I feel you. Decluttering all your old paperwork can be a very daunting task. But, don’t worry about it and just take a deep breath. Arm yourself with filing folders, clear books, and a mechanical shredder and get started. File away all old documents and receipts per year and file them away in a storage cabinet. If possible, digitize all these important documents so you have soft copies on hand whenever you need it. Paperwork that have served their purpose can now be recycled.

Clean your set-up

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When was the last time you cleaned your PC or laptop? Take a good look at your mouse and keyboard. There’s probably a bit of grime built up from your manic clicking and typing. If you can, take your PC to a shop to get it professionally cleaned to make sure it’s running as smoothly as possible. Lastly, wash your mouse pads!

Cord management can be a nightmare. Hop on to your favorite online shopping app to find cord organizers that can help. Investing in cord management not only makes your work set-up look cleaner; but, it also keeps you from accidentally pulling something out when they get tangled.

Dust and Wipe

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Give your table and office chair a good wipe down. Yes, including the underside and legs! If your office chair is lined with fabric, give it a good vacuuming too. Unplug any electronics before giving them a thorough wipe down. Extension cords and charging wires tend to accumulate a lot of dust.

If your office is against a wall, there’s a high chance that there’s some built up dust and grime there too. Use a non-abrasive cloth and a gentle cleanser to buff away at stains left on your office walls. If you’ve used Virtuoso Silk Touch, this step should be easy.

Home Office Cleaning Guide

Every work and office is different, so take this as a general guide on how to go about cleaning your work station.

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If you’re feeling tired and uninspired by your current home office’s color, check out our recommendations below.

6 Paint Color Ideas for Your Work-From-Home Setup

Don’t forget to check out our other published cleaning guides:

🛏 Bedroom Cleaning Guide

🛀 Bathroom Cleaning Guide

🍳 Kitchen Cleaning Guide

Do you have any other questions on paints or colors? Send us an email at ask@myboysen.com. We’re always happy to help. Subscribe to the blog for weekly paint and DIY inspirations sent straight to your email. Happy cleaning!



Inah is an avid overplanner with a manic desire to organize everything. She dedicates most of her time and attention to her two chunky dogs, Prince and Peanut. If there's a bit of extra time on hand, she will spring clean her entire house.

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