In case you work in an office, you probably spend a lot of time there every single day. 40 hours per week is more than enough to warrant calling the office space your new home. Of course, this means that cleaning and organisation should become your usual duties, if you want to maintain the office space in functional order.
The best thing you can do is set up some systems and stick to them. Otherwise the office space will quickly turn into a messy chaos, which will only make your work more difficult. Nobody likes searching through piles of paper for that important document. If you are wondering how to maintain the office in good condition, read on for some helpful tips on the matter:
File on the go – in case you work with a lot of papers, there is a real danger of getting overwhelmed and lost in heaps of documents, hiding what you need to find. You will find that the space on your desk, shelves and any other furniture you have access to will quickly diminish. The crucial thing you must remember is that processing paper on the go is key to keeping the clutter at bay. Get some file folders or trays and label them in a way that makes sense to you. It can be ‘urgent’, ‘not so urgent’ and ‘not urgent at all’. Then, make sure you use them to maintain paper organised.
Keep the desk free of clutter – the desk in your office is like the kitchen table at home – the first place where you put everything. If that is the case, it will not be long before you need to dig to get to your computer mouse and keyboard. One tidy desk is required for higher productivity. Create daily decluttering rounds of a few minutes. It is a good idea to keep the things on the desk strictly work-related.
Have one place for everything – if you put everything exactly where it belongs, you’ll need to invest less in cleaning and decluttering. This only seems difficult at first, but when you make it a habit, it’ll become second nature. As a side bonus, you will have more storage space available, which is important when new items come in.
Keep computer peripherals clean – did you know that computer peripherals actually harbour more bacteria than toilet seats? If you don’t want to keep your place in a mess, you best follow a few cleaning steps. First, you need to know that weekly maintenance is a must. Then, you need some specialised wipes for cleaning electronics, which do the job quickly and effectively. That way the electronics will be absolutely clean and ready for work.
Don’t allow the junk to pile up – business cards, calendars, coffee cups and other things could easily pile up on your desk, if you let them. Consider what part of those things you are actually using and get rid of everything that has no practical use for your work. The less clutter there is, the more productive you will be.
By following these useful advices, you can keep the office tidy. However, if you have no time, you could always call a professional office cleaning company.
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