Cleaning, a word that induces fear in our hearts. You can work all day long, mess up your workstation, that maybe your desk. But when you think about cleaning up, you feel paralyzed. There’s no sugarcoating it; we’re all guilty of that.
If only there were a magical way! Having desk cleaners to help clean your desk can save you from nightmares before Sunday morning while making cleaning easier and fun. They’re not magic, but they do work.
Lots of desk cleaners are available at the stores, but are they worth the price tag? From spray to desk wipes and vacuum cleaners, each has its functions, serving you differently.
So which one to buy? Let us save you from the trouble!
In this article, we’ll talk about how these products play a role in cleaning and their features. Four different distinct types of cleaning products.
Desk Cleaner Spray
There are loads of spray-type desk cleaners available in the market. Each of them has its characteristics and advantages. It’s not practical to use one single product for only one part of cleaning.
So we went a mile and chose two different cleaners that serve all the basic needs for cleaning. One from 3M, another from Guardsman. The first one is for surfaces except for wood, the latter is especially for wood.
1. 3M Desk And Office Cleaner
The 3M Desk And Office Cleaner has a reputation in its particular field for its fast-acting behavior. This cleaning spray solution is suitable for all kinds of surfaces such as desktops, painted surfaces, cabinets, etc.
Sometimes some cleaning products leave a scent on the surface, and many do not like it. Scented cleaners leave a trail that says “He just cleaned me!”. But having no scent in this spray makes it suitable to use for everyone.
The formula in the solution is free from any abrasive elements. So it can cut through dirt, grime, and grease like no one’s business.
The solution comes in a 15-ounce can and is very easy to use. It catches all kinds of dirt, oils, and even grease. Removing tough stains won’t be a time-consuming chore anymore!
- Excellent for use on any surface
- Unscented, suitable for clean and non-noticeable cleaning
- As it comes out like foam, it helps to stop the fluid run on surfaces
- The foam can enter tight corners, and after shaking it can exert a much higher pressure to clean the narrowest corner
- It cleans quickly and saves you a lot of time
2. Guardsman Wood Desk Cleaner
As you can guess from the name, this desk cleaner is specially made for wood surfaces. Wood is different from other surfaces because of its atomic structure. So it needs little extra care.
Guardsman manufactured this cleaner keeping you, wood loving people in mind. This cleaner just doesn’t clean your wood table; it guards them; pun intended. You can clean away all the dirt but to bring back that fantastic sleeky look the table had during purchase can seem impossible.
But that was before. When you use this cleaner, you’ll realize again that nothing is impossible. After finishing up with this cleaner, you’ll see the sleeky fresh clean look from before is back! What this does is that it nourishes the atomic surface. It gives what it needed.
Do fingerprints on your precious table worry you? It won’t be worrisome for people who have this cleaner at home. Just a drop of it and effectively removes whatever stain is there.
- Revitalizes wood to bring the fresh look it had before
- Removes surface buildup created from wood polishes
- Effectively removes every kind of dirt, fingerprint, grime, oily marks and stains without damaging your furniture
- Especially effective to surfaces that are prone to dirt buildup, like the kitchen table, cabinet, drawer, frames
Desk Cleaner Wipes
Using spray for just a bit of a mess that your kid made isn’t ideal. Sprays are for mass-cleansing of dirt. So what do you use for these small bits of dirt?
Wipes. Wipes are the portable type of dish cleaners. The components are more or less the same, but in a small package. You won’t need any scrub or cloth for this. They are enough on their own.
1. Tidy Table Massage Table Cleaning Wipes
The massage table cleaning wipes from Tidy Table, as you can guess, is especially for massage tables. Why is this important? Because it lets us know that these wipes take great care of the surface. These don’t resemble bleach in any way and so far from it. Also, they don’t leave the surface dry keeping it safe from damage.
It’s medically safe because these wipes are for one-time use only. You can see people with germophobia use these wipes every time. Being a one-time use wipe, it removes any path for cross-contamination.
The wipes from Tidy Table is thicker than its competitions, so it doesn’t let the wet dirt soak up to the upper surface. These wipes will swipe away all kinds of dirt, oils, sweat without leaving any prints. Cleaning solution evaporates quickly and doesn’t leave any residue.
The ingredients used in the cleaning solution in the Tidy Table wipes are all natural. So these wipes being safe for every surface shouldn’t come to you as a surprise. Even if your skin is extra sensitive, you’ll remain safe while using it.
Another thing that is worth mentioning is the saying from the manufacturer itself. When asked about their warranty they boasted saying that, if this isn’t the best cleaning product they’ll refund anyone who claims!
- No risk of cross-contamination
- Evaporates quickly, doesn’t leave prints and residue
- Extra safe for sensitive skin
- It’s nothing like bleach
- Safe for Everyone
2. Weiman Wood Desk Cleaner & Polishing Wipes
Wood gets extra care, doesn’t it seem like it? This specially made product for wood points that way for sure. Weiman is from the same tree; they made these polishing wipes as a portable cleaning solution for things made of wood. This phenomenon exists in all types of cleaners as we saw in the spray section.
Did being a portable solution take away from the quality? No, it didn’t. Instead, it made your job more comfortable and less bothersome.
Ability to restore and revitalize wood to its previous fresh form is what makes this cleaning solution unique in our eyes. It doesn’t only clean the wood surface but also keeps it damage free. Moisturization and conditioning the wood gets top priority.
Added sunscreen in the wipes keeps UV away, and that increases its lasting ability. UV damages the color of varnish you’ve applied on your furniture, but with this wipe in use, color is safe.
Sometimes you might notice that there are some cracks on the wood surface. It happens because the surface becomes dry allowing contraction of the fibers. And this wipe prevents your wood furniture from having dried, cracked surfaces. It does it by keeping the moisture level constant.
- Protects wood surface from drying up and cracking
- Revitalizes wood to give fresh, new look
- Prevents discoloration
- Stops UV-ray from damaging the surface
- Anyone can use it
Desk Vacuum Cleaner
These don’t need any introduction. It exists in every household. That pesky little dirt, the size of an atom cannot be caught without it. It’s necessary. But there are variants of it; some are for ground surface, some especially for foamy surfaces, some for corners.
And here, we’ll talk about desk vacuum cleaners. These make cleaning up your desk super easy and quick.
1. Table Dust Vacuum Cleaner ShineMe Mini
Among all the portable mini vacuum cleaners, this one stood out. It’s all because of its compact and beautiful look. You’re getting all the functions of a normally sized vacuum cleaner without using too much space.
Only about 3.5*3.5*2.6 cubic inch in size. Not even bigger than the size of your hand. It is so small that we could fit it in a small school bag like it’s nothing! You’ll be able to carry it in your backpack or handbag. Only 4 ounces in weight will feel like zero in your backpack.
Noticing some dust in your keyboard? Hover this vacuum cleaner over it. You’ll see it sucked in most of the dust. The brush underneath the cleaner is very useful in cleaning up. This vacuum cleaner is small but don’t let that fool you.
Underneath the ShineMe cleaner, you’ll see a centrifugal fan. The fan is powerful enough to suck in any dirt. But again, don’t expect to suck in big chunks of dirt with it!
Being a portable type, it is wireless and runs on two AA batteries. They don’t provide batteries with it though it’s not costly. The detachable bottom section makes it easy to clean after some usage.
- Very small footprint
- Power centrifugal fan
- Portable and Wireless
- Not expensive
2. Cute Portable Mini Desk Vacuum Cleaner
The brand ECSEM is the manufacturer for this mini vacuum cleaner. Although we haven’t found any relation between a ladybug and suction, this cleaner has a body that looks like a ladybug. It comes in both Red and Green colors. A perfect gift for your little kid.
As usual, this one is also a portable type meaning it doesn’t need any wire to power up. It runs on two AA batteries which are not included. This cleaner is so small in size that it fits in the palm of your hand.
If we talk about quality, it isn’t something out of the ordinary regarding performance. Only a single motor with a centrifugal fan does the whole work. But it is more powerful than you’d expect.
Keep it on the corner of your desk or your child’s desk and run it over your workplace now and then. This vacuum cleaner will take care of every pencil scrapings, dirt, dust and give you a fresh place to work on.
- Small in size
- Portable and Wireless
- Looks beautiful for the Ladybug design
- Enough power to suck in all kinds of dust and small-sized dirt
- Not expensive
3. Mini Desk Vacuum Cleaner
Resembling a blower or your hair-dryer, this mini vacuum cleaner looks professional! It’s not informal like those before. Just by looking at it, you can realize it’s compact. This vacuum cleaner comes in 3 colors, blue, red and orange.
This one doesn’t have a cute look like the one we mentioned before but looks like an actual vacuum cleaner. As expected, size is small and lightweight. You won’t feel it in your bag.
The design is straightforward and kid-friendly. A built-in dust case made it very convenient for dust cleaning. Also releasing of the trash is quick. Inside, there is a fan and a motor that use four triple-A sized batteries. They are rechargeable through power outlet or from your computer by USB port.
As part of the design, they added three sweeper tools. Each has its different applications for different cases. You’ll need to change the tool when you find the application for it.
Anything from crumbs, coffee grounds to pencil shaving and eraser scrapings is vacuumable with the fan. Keep it in your backpack or handbag, it doesn’t take up much space and use it whenever you need.
- Three sweeper tools
- Energy saving battery
- Simple design
- Portable and Lightweight
- Not expensive
Desk Dust Cleaner
The term for this is a Duster. One kind of dust cleaner. Different from all those cleaners we mentioned before, this one neither carries any solution, nor it’s a machine. Only a handle and a collection of fibers put together.
Sounds simple, works amazing! These dusters underwent a lot of evolutions to get to where these are now. Below we’ll talk about two of them, chosen from hundreds.
1. Feather Duster
Although the name is a feather duster, it’s not actual feather, rather a collection of synthetic microfibers. No, they’re not trying to fool you! This microfiber’s feather design is such that it won’t stir up that allergy of yours. They made it especially keeping you, the allergy-prone people in mind.
How does it do that? Simple, it simply doesn’t only dust off dirt but also collects them at a time. As a result, you are safe from taking those nasty specs of dirt through your nose.
You might ask, what’s so special about this duster? The 360-degree maneuverability gives you the ability to reach the impossible corners you couldn’t reach before due to the design.
And the adjustability of the length helps to increase its reaching ability which is absent in other short-handled dusters. Unlike any other disposable dusters, this one is reusable, washable and it’s eco-friendly too! If that’s your thing!
You can use this duster to clean anything starting from your furniture such as desks, tables, beds, bookshelf to your electronics such as computer/TV screens, fans. Even things like windows, window blinds, etc. are dustable by it.
Place it in your home or your car as well the office. It will become very practical when you don’t have time to do a full cleaning of your environment. Just sweep away the visible dirt and dust.
- 360-Degree Bendable
- Telescopic Stretchable Handle
- Stops Dirt From Initiating Allergy Symptoms
2. Extendable Microfiber Duster
Material wise, this duster is from the top quality line. The microfiber used in this duster works as it should while not only cleaning the dust but also collects them. Collecting the dust removes any possibility of waking up that sleeping allergy of yours, so no more being afraid of dust cleaning!
Its ability to clean the parts where it’s hardest to reach is commendable. And what makes this possible is the telescopic handle which has three levels of elongation.
Every level has the option of locking the handle at a certain length. So it won’t wobble when you extend it far from your position. The length can be adjusted from 42″ to 56″.
The flexibility of the duster head and the handle allows you to reach the corners of your furniture or electronics. That will give you the chance to be finally at peace having removed those pesky little specs of dirt.
The duster head is detachable, making it very easy for you to clean it from time to time. You can wash it in your washing machine for less hassle.
- Detachable duster head
- Telescopic handle
- Three locking levels
- Machine washable
- Dust collection
The thing to be kept in mind about the keyboard is that dirt and dust is their never-ending companionship. You cannot get rid of it because of the corners and narrow places in the keyboard design. Under the keys, between the keys, in the keyholes, every place becomes full of dirt every few weeks.
So, to target those bundle of trash, you need to have some special cleaners. To accomplish that, we’ve selected three types of cleaners. A gel gum cleaner, a vacuum cleaner, and a compressed gas cleaner.
1. Gel Gum Keyboard Cleaner
Ever seen what happens when you or your kids play with spongy gum type toys? Did you notice how those toys become darker day by day? Is it a sunburn? No! It’s the dirt from your kid’s hands getting stuck to it.
Similarly, this gel gum keyboard sticks itself onto the dirt on your keyboard when you use the gel gum. The more you press it, the more it spreads and attaches itself to more dust. And as the toy absorbs the dirt, this gel gum too absorbs all of the dirt from the corners of your keyboard.
The material is very simple, kind of glue and very soft to the touch. It doesn’t cause any harm to your skin, very safe to use as it doesn’t contain any acrimony. You can use it until the color turns to dark black. The package contains 4 of them making sure to last for a long time.
The application method is easy and simple. Just put it on your keyboard and press it gently until you feel that it reached enough. Then pull it back a little by little. Don’t rush as some parts can stick harder than other parts. If so then those will remain after peeling it off.
Some residual parts may still be there after you have peeled off the gel gum. No need to frown! Just use a cotton bud or pipe cleaner to take those bits out.
- Soft to touch
- Harmless to skin
- No acrimony
- Cleans very precisely
- 4 in a pack
2. Eleshroom Vacuum Keyboard Cleaner
A more efficient and satisfying way to clean your keyboard is using a vacuum cleaner. But those huge vacuum cleaners we use in our houses won’t do it for you, will it? Those will suck your keyboard in along with the dirt. It’s quite the common sense that you need a vacuum cleaner with a concentrated airway to target specific corners where the wipes can’t reach.
This vacuum cleaner from Eleshroom is the portable kind that you can take wherever you travel for work or pleasure. It has a 2000 mAh battery built-in that lets you use it for a long time up to 50 minutes of continuous cleaning after one charge. So you don’t have to think twice before using it.
As for that concentrated airway that we talked about, this one has two different nozzle shapes for that for different purposes. One circular and the other rectangular. There’s more! Along with the package, you get two different brushes so that you can scrape away the dust without using power.
This mini vacuum cleaner has a thermostability ABS exterior which clearly shows the craftsmanship that went into this. So durability in the long run and comfort while using is guaranteed. Worried about temperature? Nothing to worry! It has two side air vents for heated air to pass outside.
The nozzle, brush and the filter are washable, so if you want to use it for a long time, you may do so. And their adaptation of using a brushless DC motor gives it the ability to gain more vacuum strength and suction ability.
- Two different nozzle shape
- Easy maintenance
- 50 minutes of continuous work
3. Dust-Off Keyboard Cleaner
We all have used our mouths to blow air to remove dust from books and furniture, haven’t we? Well, did that work very well? I suppose not. It didn’t work as we hoped because it wasn’t concentrated. Low airflow if concentrated then it works very powerfully. That was missing from our futile attempts.
Dust-off cleaner does exactly that. It has compressed gas inside, and the outlet is a concentrated path leading to a powerful blast of air to a specific area. So it becomes very easy for you to target the areas where dust gathers most. Even you can insert the outlet pipe inside your electronics.
If you got loads of electronics in your household or your office you can use this without any worry. They made it especially for cleaning CPUs, keyboard and other accessories.
The components inside are very safe for you and the environment. No CFCs or HCFCs, so the ozone layer is safe from it. Some compressed gas cleaner may contain flammables, but this one doesn’t have any butane and propane.
Although the purpose is to clean electronics as it says on the container, you can also use it to clean your collectables, small showpieces, and others. 10oz is a large amount to use for small-scale cleaning like these. So be assured of long-term usage.
- 100% Ozone safe
- 10oz lasts longer
- Not flammable
- Contains bitterant to stop inhalant abuse
Computer Screen Cleaner
Does it feel good when you notice marks and spots on the screen when you’re watching your favorite series or documentary? No, it doesn’t. Then you try to remove those spots by your hand or with a cloth. But it doesn’t work that way, does it?
That’s why manufacturers have these screen cleaner especially to clean surfaces made of glass. The solution in these spray cleaners targets specifically those elements in the spots and removes them swiftly.
1. Bryon Screen Cleaner Kit
Why Bryson’s screen cleaner, you say? Well sometimes, simply cleaning your screens with a dry or wet cloth doesn’t cut it. You need to resort to something better.
Bryon’s spray screen cleaner kit is one of the most bought cleaners out there. And it isn’t because of a fluke. Rather it achieved its place through its quality components and results after applying.
This screen cleaner removes all kinds of marks from your laptop, monitor or TV screen. Be it a spot from food or spill or even fingerprints. You can swipe away all that after just a spray with the soft cloth provided with it.
Fingerprints and spots get special attention when you apply it. And unlike others, it doesn’t leave any trace on the screen to make your life easier.
It’s free of all kinds of dangerous elements such as Ammonia, Phosphate, and Alcohol. And that makes it non-flammable. But that doesn’t mean you’ll give it to your little kid!
- Ammonia, Phosphate Free
- Alcohol-free, so non-flammable
- Removes fingerprints easily
- Doesn’t leave residue
- Works on most kinds of screens
2. Screen Mom Computer & Laptop Screen Cleaner
Screen Mom cleans like a mom! No, it isn’t just for rhyming. Got to say, the company has a good sense of humour! Our moms always like to keep clean.
This one is a spray type cleaner. A nice round can contain the solution, which is all natural as per the company. It is a plant-based product that means no chemical such as alcohol, ammonia or phosphate are present in it. After using it, you or anyone won’t be able to detect anything because it doesn’t leave any odor, unlike other cleaners.
New electronics or appliances attract you, don’t they? What if you got something that looks new without having to buy a new one! Well, screen mom cleans your products so perfectly that afterwards, it’ll glisten like a newly bought product.
In the package, you’ll receive a soft, mushy microfiber cloth. It won’t put a scratch on your screen rather it’ll polish it like a new one.
Where does it stand regarding value? A bang for the buck that is. 1572 sprays in its lifetime make it suitable for a long time use while saving your money. Each time you spray it costs you as little as one penny! That means almost 90 times of cleaning for only one dollar.
- Plant-based solution
- No chemical
- Cleans every product from major brands
As we come to the end of the list, there is something you should keep in mind. That is not every product will suit you although they are harmless. So before fixating on one product as your best desk cleaner for the desk, trial a few products by yourself.
Most of the times these products that we mentioned have some offers or discounts. Keep your eyes open to give yourself a chance to save some money.