How To Clean Your Office to Promote Productivity
“For every minute spent organizing, an hour is earned” -Benjamin Franklin
Our offices can inspire us to be productive, but a dirty, unorganized office can cause stress and can make a bad impression on potential clients. In today’s blog post, I want to stress the importance of clean office spaces and how to clean your office effectively.
- Organize any paperwork- Many of us accumulate different papers throughout our work day. By the end of the day, our desks can be completely covered, which can make it very difficult to find certain papers when we need them. Make sure to file any paperwork where it can be easily located.
- Clean Desk- Once all paperwork is filed and away, clean off any other items from your desk that you do not need or use daily. Also, wipe your desk to remove any dirt or dust.
- Eliminate Digital Clutter- Digital clutter can be old emails or any older documents that you've saved that you no longer need. Start with your desktop and move any documents into files where they are easier to organize and find.
- Clean Furniture- Once your desk is cleared off, use a cleaning product to really deep clean it. Dust any shelves or bookshelves and wipe down any chairs to eliminate any dirt or dust. Don’t forget to clean your computer! Did you know a typical office keyboard can carry up to 7,500 bacteria at any given time?
- Buy Any Needed Supplies- Take note of any dwindling supplies and replenish any things you may need, like staples, pens, or sticky notes.
- Add Things That Inspire You- Your office should reflect things you like and be a space that inspires you. Some nice things to add to your office could be plants, wall art, or colorful supplies.
Having a clean, inspiring office can increase productivity and morale, while also causing less stress. If you feel like you're lacking motivation, try giving your office a good deep clean!