5 Tips for Spring Cleaning your Office Space
It’s officially the start of Spring and now is the perfect time to do a Spring Clean on your office space. We are all guilty of “forgetting” to clean and tidy our workstations and to put everything in ‘that drawer’, you know the one at the bottom of your desk where everything you don’t want to see lives? Having a clean workstation helps us to be more productive and to think clearer. Whether you are an employee, self-employed or a student, our Spring Cleaning Tips will help you get your 2020 kick-started in the right way - because we all know that January is just a buffer month.
Number One: File it Away
The first step is to organise all your paperwork. Collect all your paperwork together and organise it into a ‘File’ pile and a ‘Shred’ pile. Divide your ‘File’ pile into categories that make sense to you, such as categorised by: client name, month, quarter, sector etc. Store your files and important paperwork in a filing cabinet with correctly labelled suspension files. This will make it easy to find what you need at a later date and will help you stay organised all year. Any older files and paperwork or Ring Binders and Lever Arch files can be stored in Banker’s Boxes. We’ve a great deal on these Fellowes Bankers Boxes - Buy 1 Pack of 10, get 2 Boxes Free, also register your product with Fellowes and they will plant a tree in your name.
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Number Two: Shred It
Once you have sorted through your paperwork the next step is to get rid of all the rubbish. For GDPR and confidentiality reasons the best way to get rid of your paperwork is by shredding it. It ensures that you comply with all the guidelines and rules and that sensitive information will never end up in the wrong hands. Remember that shredded paper has other uses so if you want to be extra environmentally friendly you can use shredded paper for:
- Papier mache - drop a bag into a local school
- Animal bedding - contact a local shelter/vets
- Packing material - to avoid damage to fragile goods being delivered
- Use as a filler in gift bags
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Number Three: Declutter your Desk & Drawers
Ever reach for a pen to scribble down a memo and it doesn’t work? We’ve all been there. It’s important to do a de-clutter of your stationery. Dispose of any pens and markers that no longer work - they’ll just annoy you otherwise. Do a stock take of all the stationery you have and then purchase any supplies that you need. Having all the supplies on hand will make your job and life much easier. Make sure to label all your office supplies so the office thief can’t steal them. Trust us there’s an office thief in every workplace. Here are some essential supplies to tick-off your list:
- Paper clips
- File folders
- Post-it notes
- Batteries (for wireless mouse etc.)
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Number Four: Deep Clean and Disinfect
This year so many people are falling ill with viruses and flus. Your desk, computer and phone are a breeding ground for germs. Make sure to keep your desk and appliances clean and germ free. Disinfect your desk on a weekly basis and wipe down your computer, keyboard and mouse on a daily basis. Have an antibacterial hand gel on your desk to keep those bugs at bay.
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Number Five: Recycle
We are all trying to do our bit for the environment, making small but incremental changes. Make your workplace more eco-friendly by having recycling bins - staff can dispose of their waste while saving the planet at the same time.
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Spring Clean Your Canteen
The canteen at work is the official staff meeting place. It’s the place where the much needed caffeine lives and where all the office gossip is shared. Make sure to also Spring Clean your canteen. Dispose of any out-dated food, chipped cups or faulty appliances. Do a stock take of all the supplies you have and then create a list of any supplies and appliances you need. Having a well stocked canteen can increase staff productivity and boost morale. Remember your staff are your most important asset so make sure you look after them well! Invest in that new coffee machine - your staff will love you for it!
Here's a list of essential canteen supplies:
- Tea and coffee
- Paper towel
- Dishwasher tablets / Washing-Up Liquid
- Cutlery, Cups, Glasses, Plates, Bowls
- Coffee machine
- Water cooler
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Spring Clean your Cleaning Cupboard
Don’t forget to Spring Clean your Cleaning Cupboard. Dispose of any out-dated products and supplies. Do a stock take of all the supplies you have and then create a list of any supplies and equipment you need.
Here's a list of essential cleaning supplies:
- Paper Rolls & Towels
- Mop & Bucket
- Toilet Cleaner
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Doing a thorough Spring Clean on your office space and workplace will help..
- improve productivity,
- Improve organisation,
- Improve efficiency,
- Makes workspace healthier and more hygienic,
- Clears your head and,
- Sets you up for success!
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