It is important that your office is clean and well organised so that you can work better. Having to work in a messy, dirty office day after day can take its toll. Work can be stressful enough and by leaving it in a pigsty, you’re only making matter worse and getting yourself more worked up when you can’t find what you are looking for. Having a clean and organised office will help boost your efficiency at work and of those working in it. For the little amount of time it takes, it can really make a great deal of difference to your mood. With spring just around the corner, there’s no time like the present to start spring cleaning your office.
First and foremost, you must get organised! You need to sort out what you need and what you don’t, and then place everything you do need back in its right place. To make space, invest in filing cabinets. You can store lots of things in them – not just paperwork. To get rid of clutter put left out items in a desk so you’ll know where to find them. Don’t leave clutter lying about – find a place for it and keep it there.
After everything is organised and you have found a home for all of your office items, you need to begin cleaning. Working in a clean and fresh smelling office everyone will keep your spirits high and you won’t feel bogged down by having to put up with musty odours and dusty desks. Using a duster, wipe down all of your dusty items like your desk, computer and cabinets. Keep the duster nearby so you remember to do the chore regularly. You can also purchase eco-friendly sanitising wipes from most supermarkets and this will provide you with a germ-free desk. It’s shocking how much grime and dirt can accumulate on your desk and computer keys. Get cleaning them now!
If you want to freshen up your office and make it more enjoyable to work in, consider giving it a small makeover. Replace drab walls with colourful paint and get creative. Sometimes just a splash of paint can make the world of difference. You’ll be amazed by the results. It doesn’t have to cost you a fortune, either. You can easily do it on a budget and you’ll be surprised by the effect it has on your mood. Dull offices trigger negativism.
Spring cleaning doesn’t have to be a boring task. Why not ask one of your colleagues to assist you with the task and make it more of a social thing than a chore. In addition to cleaning everywhere up, it might even be worth you updating some of your technological items like replacing your laptop with a tablet. Tablets save space and allow you to access information from anywhere at any time. They are a valuable item to have on hand. Or how about replacing your chair with another, more comfortable one? That way you will be able to work in comfort. Returning to the topic electronically goods, make sure you keep them clean. They too can accumulate a lot of dirt and dust so ensure that they are wiped down.
If your office is plagued with odours, this can also trigger negativity. Working in a room that smells unpleasant can be very off-putting when you try and work. Invest in a good quality air freshener that you can leave in the office at all times. Or if that isn’t doing a good enough job, give your office a thorough clean by scrubbing the carpets and cleaning the walls.