4 Things You Forget to Clean at Your Workplace

Hands wiping dust off a houseplant with a cloth.

Do you forget to clean these four things at your workplace? If so, you’re not the only one! These areas are commonly overlooked when it comes to cleaning, but actually accumulate a lot of dust, grime, and germs.

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Door Handles & Light Switches

Door handles and light switches are very high-touch surfaces, but it’s easy to miss them in your daily cleaning routine. Thoroughly wipe down and sanitize all door handles and light switches at least once a day to help reduce the spread of germs in the workplace.


Elevators, copiers, and printers all have buttons that many people touch every day. That means that those buttons are breeding grounds for germs and can cause illnesses to spread quickly between team members. Despite this, it’s easy to forget to clean buttons around the office because they are so small and not something we often think about. Get in the habit of sanitizing frequently-touched buttons and your workplace will be significantly safer and healthier.


Houseplants are great to have around the office. They create a welcoming space and even help clean the air. However, plants are something that many people never think to clean. Plants actually attract dust, and it accumulates on the surface of leaves (particularly on plants with large, broad leaves such as monstera or fiddle leaf fig). Get in the habit of dusting your office plants regularly by running a microfibre cloth along the leaves once a week.

Light Fixtures

When was the last time you cleaned the light fixtures in your workplace? If it’s been so long that you can’t remember, you are not alone. Light fixtures are not something you tend to look at when you’re cleaning everything else, they are difficult to reach, and they don’t usually look noticeably dirty. However, light fixtures collect a ton of dust and should be cleaned regularly to help improve the indoor air quality of your commercial space.

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