Now that more and more people are returning to the office, it is extremely important to make sure your office space is ready to accommodate you and your co-workers. Office clutter can make you feel stressed. You may even notice that your productivity and effectiveness is lowered every time you try to work in an environment that has too much paperwork and clutter. To help boost your mood and performance at work, use these decluttering tips from the professionals at Aggressive Cleaning.
Remove Everything from Desks
To make sure your workspace is truly clean, we recommend you remove everything from your desk, drawers, and shelves. Place them in neat piles on the floor or in another room. Now that your desk is empty, take the time to wipe down all surfaces and clean off your computer equipment. This ensures you get the entire surface clean and not just the visible parts.
Examine Each Item You Find
Once you know what you have at your workspace, it’s easier to determine what you really need at your desk. You may be surprised to find how many extra pens and other supplies you’ve had this whole time. While going through your office items, create different piles of items to keep, archive and throw out. The items in the keep pile should include things you’ll need for daily and weekly work like pens and paper. The archive pile should include important documents and information that must be kept but doesn’t need to be on your desktop. The junk pile should include items you can throw away that are not needed anymore.
Consider Rearranging Your Office Space
If your office space regularly gets cluttered soon after clean-up, we suggest that you analyze your layout. Items that you use every day should be kept close to you for easy access. Items that don’t get used often can be stored in drawers or shelves to keep your desk space clean. If you’re prone to throwing items in drawers, dividers can help to organize these items. Hanging shelves can organize binders and other paperwork. Drawer dividers keep small office items separated and easy to locate. Having spaces for every item at your desk will make organizing much easier.
Now that you know which items you want to keep and how close in proximity they should be, you can now easily clean all surfaces more often. Try to keep your desk space as neat and clear as possible to help the entire office look clutter-free. After using your desk each day, put items back to their designated spots. Put pens in holders, file papers and return binders to bookshelves. Then, wipe down your desk with a disinfectant wipe to help keep germs away. Computer monitors can be cleaned with a micro fiber cloth that traps dust.
Easy Cubicle Organization
Cubicle organization begins by creating work zones and assigning a place for the things you use daily for work. If most of your day is spent on the computer, make that the center of the cubicle space. Clean the keyboard and computer screen and make sure to keep all garbage and unnecessary things off of your desk.
- Keep only the items you use every day in reach. This reduces desktop clutter.
- Use a pencil and pen holder to keep them in one place and so you don’t lose them.
- Use a divided organizer tray to keep in a desk drawer or off to the side on your desktop.
- Use stacking paper trays and labels to keep papers organized and out of the way.
- Limit personal belongings and keep your unneeded items in a drawer.
To keep a cubicle looking organized and professional, limit the number of personal items in the space. A framed picture or two plus a knickknack add a personal touch while maintaining a professional atmosphere. Your personal office space or cubicle is still part of a business. Treat it with respect and your employer and coworkers will appreciate your professionalism.
Checklist For Cleaning Office Reception Areas
If you have a front area of your office that welcomes guests, you want to make sure it helps you make a good first impression. Follow these tips to make sure you leave a good impression with your visitors:
- Dust and clean the front desk and waiting room tables.
- Replenish water cups at water cooler and make sure that water cooler has water for guests.
- Organize books or magazines that are left for visitors to read.
- Clean out coffee machine and filter if there is coffee in the lobby.
- Clean and dust windows, company sign, and other items visiting guests see first.
- Disinfect all surfaces people touch.
- Clean the carpet in the waiting and common areas of your office at least once every 3 to 4 months.
Here at Aggressive Cleaning we offer several additional services to complement the daily janitorial cleaning. Here is a brief list but not full list of our additional services:
- Day porter
- Window Cleaning
- Carpet Cleaning
- Tile and Grout Cleaning
- VCT Strip and wax
- Bio Hazard Cleanup
- Emergency Water Extraction
Our expert workers provide entirely compliant and comprehensive corporate cleaning services. We pay attention to detail and guarantee a fresh, clean environment for your employees and visitors. Our team at Aggressive Cleaning will provide services that best suit your business needs and identify best solutions for frequency. Very few companies service clients once a week of once-a-month cleaning.