Most of us would never even consider eating our lunch in the bathroom, yet we do it all the time in our office. Recent studies show there are more germs in the average office than in the average bathroom! Perhaps that is a good indicator that keeping your office clean is really important.

For most office employees, keeping their office clean isn’t something they really have time to make a priority. Can you imagine telling your manager that your report will be late because the germs and dust in your office need some attention? It’s doubtful that your boss would appreciate that.

Even if you are very busy, you need to keep your office area as clean and organized as possible. How your office appears will give a particular impression to clients, co-workers, and your supervisor. You will also spend less time trying to hunt down particular items if you always keep them in the same location.

If you work in an office, then you know all too well that once one person gets the flu or a cold, it seems like it takes its time attacking each person in the office. You can help prevent catching such illnesses by keeping your office clean. Keep some cleaning wipes in your drawer and make sure you use them on your keyboard as well as your desk. There are many products that work great for killing germs.

Many offices have a cleaning company that comes in on a regular basis. They empty the rubbish, wash windows, dust, sweep, mop, and anything else that your company wants to pay them for. However, they donít take the time to wipe down personal desks or try to eliminate germs. If you want to accomplish that feat, you are pretty much on your own.

If there are air ducts into your office, then they should be cleaned by a professional on a regular basis. Dirt, germs, and debris can hide in them and result in those unwanted things being circulated in the office areas. Older buildings also need to be inspected for signs of mold.

If your office has a very high rate of people getting sick with colds and the flu, talk to your supervisor. Make sure they understand just how important it is to keep each office clean. It can lead to employees feeling better and that will result in fewer sick days and more productivity.