Tips: Workplace Cleaning Checklist

Quick Tip: Take 5 minutes at the end of the day to file documents, get rid of trash, and clear your desk... this will save you time in the long run.

Desk Cleaning:

  • Throw out any old documents and other items that are no longer in use.

    • Be sure any personal or private information is properly shredded or placed in the shred bin.

  • File papers and documents in the appropriate locations. Everything should be filed away or disposed of.

  • Sort through and clean out desk drawers. 

Paperless Desk Rule:

  • This helps to reduce the build up of clutter and helps to prevent disorganization and lost documents. Save electronic files via Teams, SharePoint, or OneDrive.

Clean & Update Your Devices:

Clutter doesn’t have to be just physical items, it can also be digital items such as a cluttered desktop or email accounts. By cleaning, updating, and using the correct digital tools you can improve time management by 38%.

Device Cleaning:

Visit the Getting Started: Device Security Checklist to learn more.  

  • Back up files by using CrashPlan.

  • Clear your desktop and save to OneDrive.

  • Update your apps and operating systems to the most recent versions.

  • Clear cookies from Internet browsers.

  • Clean computer screen and computer accessories

  • Clean up and filter your emails.



For more information visit

Questions or concerns? Contact the UNIT Help Desk at



Print Article


Article ID: 145514
Fri 4/28/23 9:31 AM
Thu 6/8/23 11:12 AM