What do you think of when you hear ‘spring cleaning’?
Most will think of giving their home a thorough clean, tidy and declutter. However, do you ever spring clean your workspace? Whether this is your home office or your place of work, taking time to clean up your space to make it easier to keep it clean on an ongoing basis is really worth it. Of course, you can do this at any time, it doesn’t have to be spring, but the change in season and the brighter days often makes clutter and dirt more noticeable.
In many research studies that have been carried out, it has been found that many do not clean their workspace as regularly as they should. An increasing number of people also eat and drink at their desk which adds to the bacteria that is lurking.
Did you know…a standard office desk harbours 400 times the number of germs than an average toilet seat!!
So, where to start?
Decluttering & Refreshing
You can’t clean anything properly if there is clutter everywhere. Are you guilty of keeping lots of papers ‘just in case’ you need them? Sort out what you need to keep and file them neatly, then shred and recycle anything you don’t need to hang on to. Do you have books you won’t read again that could be donated to charity? Do you have old stationery that you no longer use cluttering up your desk?
Once decluttered, you can get to every surface and into every nook and cranny to clean them effectively. Ensure you use the correct cleaning products for each surface, especially for electrical items and delicate screens. If you’re not sure, be sure to call in a professional cleaning company.
It’s not just your desk and the things on it that need cleaning. Don’t forget drawer handles, phones, door handles, light switches, photocopier buttons, water fountain buttons etc. Anywhere that is regularly touched needs regular cleaning.
One of the great things about spring cleaning or doing a deep clean is that you can make a space feel new and fresh again, which gives you the opportunity to give it a fresh look. If your workspace looks tired and dull, you are unlikely to feel inspired in your work, so take this chance to change up your surroundings.
You could add an inspirational quote, frame a new picture, add a plant or get a new desk organiser or some new stationery. It doesn’t have to be something big, just a little touch to add inspiration and motivation to your working day.
To keep on top of your clean, fresh surroundings, it can be useful to contract a commercial cleaning company who can visit at regular intervals to help maintain your clean, healthy work environment. If you are a business in the Leicestershire area, we may be able to help, so feel free to contact us for a no obligation chat.