“Cleanliness becomes more important when godliness is unlikely” – P.J.O’Roirke
Your office is your home away from home. So, keeping it clean is as important as keeping your house clean and organized. It’s all easily said right! When it comes to cleaning up our workspace, most of us back out from it finding out some absurd and hilarious excuses. This non- cleaning scenario would stretch out till someone important knocks on the door and you ending up hiding things under the table like a high-efficient cleaning ninja.
To have a tidy, organized and happy workspace is like paving the perfect road to success. A clean and healthy environment keeps your mind refreshed and focused for being productive throughout the day. This helps you to complete your tasks much easier without being much worried about where the notebook is or where the lid of your Parker pen ran off to!!! OH! And yes…did I miss the hygienic part of it? Potential hazards might arise with a clutter-filled office or a table. People with respiratory diseases should always keep an eye on this point.
Here are 7 hacks you can apply in your life to have a clean and organized office:
Unclutter Your Desk
Start with cleaning your desk. An untidy desk is a sign of creativity they says. But the truth is it’s a sign of never ending sneezes and flu. Making use of filing systems and electronic management systems can aid you a lot in de-cluttering your desk. Document piled up desks are not professional and will make it hard for you to find anything.
Using Drawers and Cabinets
You need to empty each and every drawer and cabinets in your office. Make a habit of keep using your drawers and cabinets for storing stuffs. Only keep selected stuff, which is of utmost need on your table. And on the cleaning day make sure you take out all the clutters in them too. If you have a bigger workspace you can try using a closet for saving your stuff.
No Eating at Your Desk
Eating at your desk might catch an eye of your boss and impress him but know that your boss can also get pretty mad if you make it a pretty bad mess. And it isn’t healthier too. Grab a table at the cafeteria for your food or even opt for a bench outside if the weather is friendly. A change in the surrounding will refresh you and will improve your working skills.
Keep your Desktop Clean
This should’ve been the first point. A clean desktop should be every employee’s priority. Keyboards, mouse and phones can get dirty easier. Did you know that an average human being touches his face for about 18 times in a hour. I guess I don’t need to mention what’s going to happen if you have a dirty desktop or electronics.
We do appreciate for having a recycle bin in your office but do you often use it? If not, make a habit of using recycle bins. And also make sure to dump the trash away once it’s filled with clutter. It would be better if you spend a few more pennies for a dustbin with a lid.
Sticky notes are way cool. But a whole wall clustered with sticky notes won’t be that attractive. So properly manage your sticky notes for a better environment. You can also try using apps instead of sticky notes to keep reminders and notes.
Schedule a Day for Cleaning
To have a dedicated cleaning day once a month is always a good thing. This will keep your office organized and a welcoming one. Pick the day and time, but note that you only dedicate this day for cleaning. “Cleaning comes first”.
In conclusion, trying to keep your office clean isn’t always easy as it seems. When you don’t have a fair amount of extra time in your hands, teaming up can open the opportunities to save time on getting it all done in no time and with less hard work. The tips above should help you to create a roadmap that can guarantee your office to be cleaner and more organized. With a little time on your hands and using all the tips in this article, you can get your office to look good as new.