A clean and organised office can not only boost productivity and morale, but it also sends a positive message to your clients and colleagues about you and your work ethic.
Keeping on top of clutter and mess in your office should be a priority. A tidy office is a happy one for employees and managers alike! The good news is, after an initial in-depth tidy, keeping up with regular cleaning and organisational practises shouldn’t be all that time-consuming.
If you think it’s time for a long-overdue spring clean of your workspace, simply follow the three steps below:
- Recycle & Re-home
The first step to decluttering your office is to be ruthless with rubbish. From old files to tired furniture, clear space by recycling unused office equipment and tech accessories that are out of date and no longer in-use.
Charity shops and recycling centres are your go-to destinations at this initial stage of freeing up more space. Also consider what relatively unessential office items could be relocated into a storage facility or even taken home.
Think logically about what actually belongs in your office – what can be deemed an office necessity?
- Sort & Declutter
In this digitised office age, neither you nor your colleagues have an excuse to let things physically pile up on desks, in filing cabinets, and in drawers and cupboards.
Invest in a good paper shredder or source a company who can securely shred office waste– doing this means you’re less likely to accumulate piles of outdated memos, old hardcopies of schedules and CDs etc.
Sort your office documentation and equipment in such a way that it’s easy to access what’s readily needed. Using electronic formats and apps for office tasks can also stop physical mess from building up. Remove personal bins from under office desks too.
Your colleagues will then be more likely to use office recycling facilities, rather than simply opting for the closest, and most convenient option.
- Clean & File
Stock up on basic cleaning supplies for your office to make the daily task of keeping it clean easier. Providing anti-bacterial wipes and tissues for desks will help stop bacteria flourishing.
Maintaining a regular and thorough cleaning schedule is essential to ensuring team members remain positive and healthy in the workplace.
An organised office filing system helps to keep important documents safe – you’re then less likely to lose or misplace a document. Review and rate how you store your office documentation regularly. This will also help you streamline better working practices.
Keeping your office and work premises clean and tidy conveys the message that you and your business is professional and worthy of your customers’ patronage.
If you are currently moving or sorting office equipment, then please remember that GTW’s business storage solution and document destruction service can help make your everyday working life easier.
Get in touch with one of our team on 0141 221 4727 or contact us via our website to find out more.