Helpful Tips for a Clean Office
Desk a mess? Research shows there is a direct relationship between productivity and cleanliness. Don’t let your messy workplace impede your ability to get your work done!
Keeping your office clean will help you feel at ease, so you can focus on your work. ’Tis the season to break out your cleaning supplies, disinfectant wipes and Scrigit™ Scraper! This simple guide will keep your desk clear of clutter and ready for work.
Declutter & Organize
Paper is your #1 clutter enemy. As soon as you’ve reviewed a hard copy of a document, file it away or toss it. You can apply the same rule to your email inbox! For must-keep files like invoices and receipts, invest in a scanner – convert these necessities into digital files, shred the physical copy, and spare yourself the desk space.
Figure out what you actually use on day-to-day basis, whether it’s pens or sticky notes. If you use it everyday then keep it at arm’s length. For the forms and knickknacks that you use once a week or less, invest in a stacking folder organizer and drawer inserts.
Most importantly, get your desk’s layout right. Position your monitor in directly in front of you at eye-level, about 17-inches from your body. For the most frequently used items like your phone or pencils, spare yourself the constant reaching by placing them on your dominant side.
America’s offices are one of the most common places to catch a cold or the flu. Being neat & tidy is half the battle; you need to fight the buildup of dust, dirt, food stains and whatever other gunk life brings to your office.
As part of your clean office effort, give your desk, drawers, phone, keyboard, and monitor a wipe at least once a week. Spray your keyboard, phone and any other object that has cracks and crevices with a can of compressed air. For the dust and crumbs you still can’t dislodge, grab your Scrigit Scraper and a microfiber cloth.
A damp rag sprayed with a 50/50 mixture of water and white vinegar is a perfectly green cleaning option – wipe the walls to remove dust and air pollutant build-up.
Pro Tip: Don’t forget the vents! Think about how much time you spend in your office, breathing in the air distributed by your air vents. Dislodge the dust and debris in the cover with your handy Scrigit Scraper tool and a microfiber cloth – reaching tough crannies has never been easier.
According to a recent study by Adecco Staffing Group, 3/4 of workers think they’re most productive when their workspace is clean. A routine office-cleaning schedule will help you offset health risks and reduce the number of sick days you’re forced to take. With thoughtful organization, you’ll find yourself completing daily duties faster, and with a clear mind.
Keep a clean office by making the process as easy as possible with frequent, attentive tasks – maintaining your health & happiness doesn’t need to feel like a dreaded chore!Share on
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