In the previous articles we talked about how to keep your workspace clean, by hiring a janitorial cleaning company, cleaning your office desk properly and cleaning your keyboard, your mouse and mousepad. Now, we’re gonna show you how to clean some other daily office items, like your ID badge and badge holder, headphones and ear buds and even your phone.
Did you know that your ID badge is the most bacteria-laden item of all? This daily used object is often forgotten when it comes to cleaning your office items. So maybe you should consider cleaning it right now, given that it’s not even so hard to do it.
Here are a few easy steps for you to clean your ID badge and badge holder:
Even if you’re using them to listen to your favourite music on your way to work or at your office, for different calls, the headphones represent an essential item in your daily life. And because you use them so often, you rarely remember or take time to clean your headphones, so maybe this article will help you find out what is the best way to clean your headphones.
If you’re wondering why to clean your headphones, disinfecting your headphones and cleaning out the ear wax is both good for your hygiene and offers you a better sound quality.
No matter if you choose to use in-ear or over-the-ear headphones, you should clean them regularly, especially if you also use them to exercise. Sweat and dirt can cause the presence of germs, bacteria and even a bad smell.
According to some studies, headphones increase bacterial growth inside the ear, that can be passed from one person to another if the headphones are shared. Even if you don’t share your headphones, you should know that if you touch them with dirty hands, place them on a dirty surface or just tossing them in your pocket or your bag next to other dirty objects before placing them in your ears, you can be exposed to ear infections.
So here’s a list of reasons for why you should clean your headphones regularly:
And here are a few tips on how to clean your headphones:
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The first step in cleaning your ear-phones is to clean the driver unit, meaning the part that is inserted into your ears.
The second step is to clean the ear tips. If they are detachable silicon ear tips, here’s what you have to do:
Because they’re made of materials like plastic, leather or foam, cleaning your headphones properly could be quite a challenge.
So here’s how to clean your headphones like a pro, without getting worried that you’ll have to buy new ones:
For an advanced cleaning method, you can use a hearing aid vacuum, that uses small vacuum pumps in order to effectively extract ear wax and dirt.
In order to feel that you properly cleaned your desk office items and you now work in a clean office environment, there’s only one item left for you to clean. Maybe you don’t even consider it as being an office item, given that you’re using it all day long, but your phone is the most accessed daily item and you should take a look at how to clean your phone in a professional and effective way!