- Becky Kistler
Spring Cleaning Your Office
Updated: Aug 9, 2022
When you think about spring cleaning, you may imagine the different areas of your home that need to be decluttered. Realistically speaking, your office may be in poor shape and require spring cleaning to ensure you have a tidy space to work each day. When you're planning on spring cleaning your office, there are a few ways you can transform the setting to make it easier to work and increase your productivity each day.
Prep, Prep, Prep First and foremost, you need to be prepared. A spring cleaning is no small task. It requires equal parts effort, determination, and persistence. A day dedicated to spring cleaning may be more suitable (depending on the volume and size of the company). We have seen businesses use a casual Friday as a spring cleaning day or over-time pay to those who volunteer to come in and spring clean for the day. There are many ways to approach the "prep" stage - but there is no reason NOT to be ready.
Empty out the closets, drawers, and bins in your office to begin decluttering and removing excess items you may not use. This can create a minimal and clean setting where it's easier to find what you need throughout the day. As you purge your office supplies, make piles of what you want to keep, donate, or toss. Some items can even be recycled, which includes old paperwork and outdated office equipment.
When you label bins and drawers for specific items, it can be easier to ensure there's a place for everything you store in the office. A label maker will create a professional look and will make it easier to group similar items in your desk drawers and on your shelves. You can also label kitchen supplies and food items that are stored in the break room, which can make it easier for your employees to maintain the space.
Test Out Your Office Equipment and Supplies
You can have a lot of items stored in the office that are no longer in good or working condition. It's important to test out old printers, fax machines, and even calculators that may no longer be reliable. This can allow you to toss out items that you can't use. During the process, you can make a list of any products you need to replace to ensure your employees have everything they need to complete their tasks each day. Conclusion
Spring cleaning was once a term that many companies dread and roll their eyes over. Yet, we have seen that this can determine whether or not the company morale drops or rises. If you somehow forget most of what this blog talked about - remember this... Have fun. Use this as an opportunity to get to know your team and vice versa. Remember, this is one of those shifts that do not require the every day work that most members go through Monday through Friday - so take advantage of this off-day. The feeling of getting close as well as the satisfaction of a cleaner - more organized office/property can drive the company's performance and moral through the roof. Let's jot that date down for the next spring cleaning. By the way, who says cleaning your office has to only occur in spring? That's another topic for a different day. 📞 (610) 657 - 5621