We all get busy at the office, so it can be easy to let messes build up in our workspaces over time. A cluttered and dirty desk can negatively affect productivity and employee happiness, so do yourself a favor and take our tips for cleaning your workspace and keeping it clean for good.
Throw Away What You Don't Need
For the packrats, this can be a tough concept to accept and implement. But if you have paperwork and old stacks of used Post-its laying around, do yourself a favor and throw them out. Those stacks upon stacks of stuff add more mess to your space, and that's the last thing you need when trying to work.
Get Rid of Clutter
Speaking of clutter, get rid of it! You should eliminate the trash at your desk and clear any unnecessary office supplies and materials you aren't using regularly. Keeping a clear desk surface will help you keep a clear mind.
Designate a Space for Personal Items
Although you should keep your desk as clear as possible, it's also important to keep personal items such as family photos nearby as a source of inspiration. We recommend limiting personal items to 1 or 2 designated areas at your workstation, depending on how large your desk is. At NBF, every employee is equipped with an inward-facing bookshelf perfect for displaying personal items while maintaining a clean look.
Disinfect and Sanitize
Now comes the actual cleaning part. There are all kinds of disinfecting agents that effectively help stop and prevent the spread of germs. Try using disinfecting wipes across your workstation once a week if you can. It doesn’t take long, and it can make a huge difference in stopping the spread of germs that can get you sick. Don’t forget to clean out your desk drawers and keyboard too!
Save Meals for the Breakroom
Although it may be tempting to snack away at your desk, crumbs and drinks can be easily spilled over important files and equipment. Keep mess to a minimum by only eating in your company's breakroom. While coffee and water are a must-have for many to keep at their workspace, just be careful to keep drinks away from electronics and paperwork.