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Tips for cleaning your office workspace

June 9, 2016 / britta

Many of us spend a lot of our waking hours of the week in the office. While we are busy with work, the clutter around our individual workspaces also starts to pile up. So it would be a good idea to start a cleaning session to clear up some, if not all of the clutter that has built up. Here are a few tips on how to effectively clean your office workspace.

Partition your workspace into zones
Set aside spaces in your workspace for specific purposes. You may want to give some space for the office computer, some shelves for your books and a place to store all the paper and office supplies that you have. Dividing your work area into zones essentially clears up some space from the clutter that should not be there.

Keeping essential items at arm’s reach
To keep your desk clutter-free, place only what you need within arm’s reach. That would be your essential office supplies, your computer, and only the paper that you need at the moment. Everything else should be filed away and stored in designated places that you set for the purpose. That could include your coffee cup and the utensils after you drink your coffee and consume your meal.

Have a paper filing system in place
Let’s face it; the number one clutter in the office is paper. Having an efficient filing system can keep the clutter to a minimum. Have a colour coded system for filing paperwork so you will know where to look for the ones that need your attention the most. A good idea for a filing system is having a separate file for every day of the week. You should also have a filing cabinet or space for the documents that you need to store for future reference.

Add sorting partitions to your drawers
Drawers can accumulate a lot of junk. Adding sorting partitions like ones for pens, paper clips, and other items can keep your drawers from being swamped with all that extra clutter. Having sorting partitions also give you the benefit of seeing what is out of place and make it easier to maintain your drawer.

Hooks for personal items
Hooks add extra space for storage and prevent personal items from adding to the clutter. A hook for your coat, bags, and even for an extra pair of shoes would keep them from straying into other parts of your workspace. It also saves you the trouble of having to look for them beneath all the clutter when you actually need them.

Disinfect all surfaces regularly
Studies have shown that germs are abundant in the workplace. It is mostly true of spaces like your desk and the computer keyboard. Make it a habit to disinfect all the surfaces of your workspace at least once a week. Avoid eating at your desk as much as possible, as food particles are the main suspect for the increase in germs. Try to move the items on your shelves and wipe them clean as they can accumulate dust and other allergens.

Keeping the office workspace clean is necessary for a healthy environment. Considering how much time we spend behind our office desk, it would be good practice to always keep it tidy and clean. Take time to clean up everything and you will feel happy to work in your space. It is also a good example for your workmates and can lead to a clutter-free office for everyone.

RPC Cleaning is eager and ready to provide your workplace or home with a completely clean and germ-free cleaning service. For tips and cleaning services which are tried, tested and proven, call us today at 0208 994 4778!

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