We all know last year was a tough year – but there’s light at the end of the tunnel. Many of us have spent the year working at home. For some, however, a return to the office may come sooner than expected.
Regardless of your situation, a good many of us want to enter the New Year refreshed and ready for the new set of challenges to come. A good tidy-up of your working space can be just the ticket to get a head start for next year.
Our workspaces are where we spend a lot of time, and their conditions can resonate with our states of well-being. If your office, either at home or elsewhere, is full of clutter and dust – you may feel things are chaotic and stressful.
Untidy areas can lower your effectiveness and productivity, not to mention the stress it can bring to your day. Cleaning and organising your office can help bolster your mood and enhance your daily performance – most notably bring peace of mind.
Tidying up your office can be one of the most beneficial ways to start the new year. It’s a simple and very achievable resolution that can be done in a short amount of time. There are plenty of effective ways to clean up – either doing it yourself or getting some help. We’ve listed 5 of our most rewarding ways to clean up your office:
1) Remove Clutter
Take stock of what you need and what you don’t need in your office area. Remove all those old papers, extra items that you don’t use every day, empty all the bins, and limit the amount of stationery. Your desk and shelving should just have the essential pieces used every day, and can’t work without.
2) Dust Your Entire Space
Dust can really build up around your office without regular action – and it can be a real nuisance to your personal health and cause issues with machinery. Give your desks, shelves, and small spaces a good wipe down with a damp cloth, and use a duster to get those hard to reach areas.
3) Vacuum the Floors Around You
Another aspect we rarely notice in our offices is all the dust and debris that can fall onto the floor. Running the vacuum through every space will get up all those unwanted bits and create a much more breathable environment for you to carry out your daily operations.
4) Disinfect Your Desks, Drawers, and Shelves
Disinfectant has been a big talking point of this year – but it is generally essential to cleaning an office well. We and others touch a lot of things on your desk, which can make bacteria nest everywhere. You can eliminate this health hazard by giving every item and area in your office a good wipe with disinfectant spray – including your stationery and computer pieces.
5) Create a Cleaning Plan
It’s great to finally get your office clean – but keeping it tidy can help continue productivity. Make a plan that includes a regular day to address cleaning responsibilities in your office. If it’s hard to assign some time for yourself to do it, some people can help.
Having a clean office and a regular schedule to maintain delivers nothing but benefits for you and others. Your co-workers and family will highly appreciate your approach to the new year and adore your new-found energy.
It’s understandable if your working life is very time-consuming. Creating and maintaining a cleaning plan may not be viable all the time, but there is always help. Professional cleaning companies can bring a brilliant level of assistance to get your office thriving, whether you just need a hand or don’t have time to tidy.
A clean office is something to celebrate and an excellent New Year’s resolution that can be accomplished right away. Go and get tidying – you’ll feel fantastic when it’s done!