Springtime is excellent for deep cleaning and decluttering your home. Why not doing the same in your office? After all, productivity increases in a tidy-up place! Take these tips as a guide to improve your office productivity and organize your desk and workspace.
Don’t rely on spring cleaning alone to keep your office neat
Will a clean office boost productivity? Of course! Finding tools and items in a neat and clean workspace is faster, without mentioning that employees will be more comfortable. However, spring cleaning alone won’t keep your office spotless and tidy for long without daily touch-ups. Small actions during the workday keep the workspace clean and the productivity up! It doesn’t have to depend entirely on you either. Setting workspace rules like everyone tidying up their desks before leaving can make a huge difference.
Only keep the things you need
You’ll be surprised to find all the stuff in your office that you don’t use. Box up all your non-essential office items and take them out as you need them during your workday. The stuff that didn’t make it out of the box is most likely just occupying your valuable workspace. If applying this method to your full workspace is challenging, start with your desktop.
Say goodbye to paper
Paper piles should be a thing of the past. Although digital storage for documents and paperwork is more frequent in the modern-day, paper is still one of the main causes of clutter. Going digital helps keep your workplace neat, besides many other benefits like easy file sharing between coworkers. If your job still requires paper, find a filing system to keep clutter under control. For example, you could assign an “expiration date” to the paperwork (a deadline on which you will throw or recycle the paper.)
Keep cables under control
With WI-FI connectivity and cellphones, we see fewer cables nowadays. Nonetheless, HDMI, laptop chargers, and power cables are inevitable. When cables are untamed, they tangle or become a tripping hazard. Luckily, keeping cables under control is not that expensive with DIY solutions or a cable organizer.
Have a place for everything
Keep your workplace neat and organized by assigning a place for every object in your office. When items don’t have an allocated spot for storage, they end up on a desk. Ensure that everyone knows where to put back the things after using them. As a general guideline, keep functionality in mind when placing everything, and don’t use desks as storing places.
Declutter your virtual space too!
Office job often means working hours on a computer. Like your office desk, your computer desk can accumulate clutter too! Check out what apps or programs you are using and uninstall everything else. Erase computer files that you don’t need anymore, and organize into archives the ones you are keeping—take them away from your virtual desk!
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