Heavy use = heavy contamination. Your office chair is no different. Whether you’ve noticed a strange smell, or it’s just been a while since you’ve given your chair a thorough cleaning, this article is for you!
Today, we outline how to clean an office chair the right way.
Lets jump straight into it!
What Do You Need to Clean an Office Chair?
Cleaning an office chair doesn’t require a whole lot of equipment. Here’s exactly what you’ll need to clean your office chair:
- A handheld or regular vacuum cleaner or a duster
- Soap (dishwashing soap, mild detergent, or even a bar soap should work)
- Two or three soft cloths
- Rubbing alcohol or a stronger detergent
A quick cleaning should take you approximately 15 to 20 minutes, however a thorough cleaning may require a little longer. Truth be told, you might be better off leaving the deep cleaning to commercial cleaning services. This is generally recommended if you’ve bought a second hand office chair, or haven’t cleaned your office chairs in over a year.
Step One: Dusting and Vacuuming
To start things off, take your chair to a nice open space. Next, dust off the loose dirt or vacuum over your chair to collect hair, dirt, lint and more.
Step Two: Soap and Water
Next mix a little of your mild soap or cleaning agent with water in a bowl. Dip one of the soft cloths into the liquid and gently wipe over the surface of the chair. Make sure not to drench the cloth in liquid as you do not want too much of it seeping into your chair.
Step Three: Rinsing
Now, use another cloth to wipe away the soapy residue on the chair. You can dip this cloth in clean water to help eliminate the soap left behind.
Step Four: Spot Treatment
At this stage you may notice that the mild soap wasn’t enough to remove certain stains. Test a little of the rubbing alcohol on the underneath of your chair to see if the fabric can handle this stronger substance. If it can, proceed by adding a few drops to the stain.
Leave it for a few minutes, and then wipe over the stain with a damp cloth.
Step Five: Airing Things Out
Finally, your chair is ready to be air dried. Consider leaving it out in a sunny spot to ensure that it dries properly. The sun will also serve as a natural disinfectant!
How to Clean an Office Chair the Right Way
Congratulations! You now know how to clean an office chair in just five easy steps. Can your coworkers say the same?
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