Spring is officially here, and although we might experience winter weather for a bit longer, it’s the perfect time to get organized. We’ve shared fantastic tips to get your business office cleaned and ready for spring.
When things at work aren’t organized or clean, often there can be negative repercussions. For example, unkept floors could lead to slip and fall accidents. Also, interestingly, productivity can also be negatively impacted by cluttered workspaces. We have some great tips that will help get your office organized for spring!
Seven Awesome Tips for Spring Cleaning Your Business
#1 Understand Cleaning is a Process
It’s important not to get overwhelmed and try to tackle spring cleaning in a day. Take your time and start with the areas that need the most attention. You may even want to make a list of all the work that needs to be done and then cross it off as it gets completed.
#2 Empty Your Email Inbox
Create a way to better manage your email inbox so you’re not overwhelmed by an overflowing list of emails. You can create folders to help you better manage your messages. Consider only leaving unread emails or messages you haven’t replied to in your inbox.
#3 Organize Paperwork
Although many businesses are going paperless, paperwork still manages to land on our desks. Create folders and tuck them away in a filing cabinet so your desk stays tidy. Also, get in the habit of recycling or shredding paperwork you no longer need.
#4 Declutter Your Desk
There’s no reason to have a desk that’s cluttered – only keep what you need daily in reach. Utilize your drawers, filing cabinets, and cupboards so that your desk can remain clean and uncluttered.
#5 Create the Ideal Workspace
Now that you’ve organized and decluttered, imagine what your perfect workspace would look like and then create it! Consider what would make you and your employees excited about coming to work. Perhaps it’s something as simple as new office supplies or a fresh coat of paint with new art on the walls. Having a pleasant workspace positively impacts productivity.
#6 Focus on the Future
Marie Kondo garnered national attention with her Netflix special about cleaning up and organizing. She says, “The space in which we live should be for the person we are becoming now, not for the person we were in the past.” This applies to your workspace, too. How have you and your business changed? Allow yourself to change your workspace to reflect who you are where your business is going. For example, if you plan on taking a class, create a space to study, or if you are hoping to take on more clients, create space in the filing cabinet for their files.
#7 The More the Merrier
Invite your employees to assist with the spring cleaning and involve them in organizing the common areas. Engaging them will help them feel even more a part of the team and will also let them know you want to create a space that’s functional for everyone.