A clean and tidy office is shown to help with employee morale as well as productivity. Perhaps even more important than the visual aesthetic of a clean office is the health benefits. With most people spending nearly as much time in the office as they do at home, ensuring that the office is a clean and healthy environment is extremely important. Here is a list of the most missed areas to clean in an office.

Behind and Underneath the Furniture

Just like your home, among the most missed places to clean is behind and underneath the furniture. Those are prime places for harmful dust and allergens to build up. 

Light Switches and Door Handles

Light switches and door handles are items that are touched several times a day by various people, yet often go unaddressed in the office cleaning. With the potential to harbor and spread lots of germs this is a spot you don't want to miss when cleaning your office.

Air Vents

Periodic air duct cleaning will go a long way to support a healthy office. These areas are ripe for spreading debris and airborne particles that must be avoided by asthma sufferers and can be harmful to any office worker.  

Tops of Cabinets and Shelves

Often overlooked when cleaning the office, the tops of cabinets and shelves are a prime location for storing germs and collecting dust. Communal areas like this are often left untouched as everyone thinks someone else will clean them.

Inside Microwaves and Refrigerators

We saved the worst for last, microwaves and fridges can be home to some of the worst messes in an office space. No one knows whose lasagna exploded in the microwave or who is responsible for the half and half in the fridge from last year. No one wants to clean anyone else’s mess; and some people do not want to clean their own. This is the main reason fridges and microwaves end up the ugliest place in the office. 

If you and your coworkers have office cleaning as one of the understood duties of your job it can be hard to divide the work in a way that everyone deems fair. In these cases, we recommend making a shared calendar of responsibilities where the jobs are rotated among the team. Everyone can help keep each other accountable and keep the office clean for each other. This will promote not only a pleasant workspace, but a healthy one as well. 


The BEST way to ensure that your work space is clean and healthy is to hire the professionals to do the job. Let your team focus on their expertise and we can step in and show you our expertise. Give the team at 208 Cleaning a chance to show you what experts and professionals we are in the cleaning world. Contact us if you or someone you know may be in need of a residential or commercial cleaning service like ours. We can’t wait to hear from you. Give us a call or email us here. Have fun and stay safe out there!