n addition to maintaining a clean and organized home environment, having a neat and tidy office space is also very important. Not only does it help give your company a professional appearance, but it will also boost productivity. Here are a few steps to get you going.
- Clear off desk spaces and keep clutter to a minimum: There are many organizational tools to help your desk remain tidy. These include pencil holders, paper trays, baskets, desk drawer organizers, and many other useful items. When you have a place for everything and everything in its place, it makes it so much easier to find what you need when you need it.
- Organize loose paper: If you work in an office, then I’m sure that you’re aware of how quickly paperwork can pile up. Keeping it all organized is very important. Simple items such as file cabinets, desktop trays, and wall mounted pockets can make sure that your papers are where you need them and not cluttering up your desk. You can also save space by scanning certain documents and storing them electronically.
- Keep your office dust free: You can use a compressed air duster like Dust-Off to clear dust from your keyboard. That same brand also makes microfiber cloths that can clean computer and tablet screens with scratching them. You can use a cleaning spray like Endust along with a microfiber cloth to clean other surfaces like desks. Use a microfiber feather duster to clean vents, fans, and other hard-to-reach places. Remember to dust from top to bottom.
- Take out the trash every day: Empty all wastebaskets in every room of your office at the end of the day. Every day. This will ensure that the garbage doesn’t pile up.
- Makes sure the public area is spotless: When a potential client first enters your building, what he or she sees will be the first impression that they will have of your company. Make sure it is a good one. Clean all areas of dust, crumbs, and stains. Keep your available reading materials pristine and up to date. Clean smudges and fingerprints off of surfaces. Mop or vacuum the floor.
- Clean the break room: Throw out old food from the fridge at the end of every week. Check out my previous article about how to clean your refrigerator. Spray sinks, chairs, tables, counters, and other surfaces with disinfectant spray and wipe down with a microfiber cloth. Clean the inside of the microwave often and as soon as messes occur.
- Clean and disinfect the restrooms: This goes without saying, but restrooms should always get the most attention when it comes to cleaning. As they receive a lot of traffic from employees and customers, cleaning your office restroom on a regular basis will help prevent the spread of germs and diseases. In addition to cleaning the restrooms, make sure that they are always properly stocked with soap, paper towels, toilet paper, and disposable toilet seat covers (if your company uses them). Pay extra attention to the toilets. Check out my previous article for toilet cleaning tips.
Follow these steps and your office will be clean, safe, presentable, and organized. You will feel more productive and have a better work experience.
Isn’t your lunch break just about over now? Better get back to work!