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Spring is just around the corner, and you know what that means. It’s time to start planning your office spring cleaning! As the days get lighter, so should your workspaces. Not sure where to start? We’ve got you covered. Here are iSpace Office Interiors 5 tips to a cleaner work environment!
Optimize your office layout.
Peter Walsh, an expert in organization, says to ask yourself one question. Does my office space meet my needs? Once you’ve determined the answer, you’ll know how to proceed with organizing your office layout.
Maybe you need better office furniture, a more comfortable office chair, or extra filing cabinets. Maybe you need to transition to a private office or take advantage of a more collaborative space. Whatever the case, organize the office with your specific needs in mind.
Get rid of clutter.
A messy space results in a messy mind. If you are looking to increase productivity, bite the bullet and go through the stacks of papers around the office. Create an easy to remember filing system and file papers as you get them in the future. For everything else, get rid of anything that doesn’t spark joy for you. AKA, throw away anything that isn’t necessary for your efficiency in the office.
And yes! This includes your email and your desktop. You’re not getting out of that one!
Maintain this by only allowing what you need immediately on your desk. This could be your desktop, keyboard, a single pen, your phone, and maybe one photograph. No visual clutter!
Clean your work environment.
Although you should be partaking in regular office furniture cleaning, chances are you’ve been busy actually working. So, leave the cleaning to the professionals. You’re best at doing your job, so if you can afford it, let someone come in and do the dirty work for you.
If you’re in Indianapolis, try calling Office Keepers, Jan-Pro of Central Indiana or Coverall Health-Based Cleaning. If you choose to clean yourself, be sure to wipe down and disinfect all surfaces including your keyboard and phone.
Give priority to your ergonomics.
Spring cleaning isn’t just about getting rid of junk and deep cleaning nooks and crannies. It’s about setting yourself up for success in the workplace, and this doesn’t stop at cleanliness. This spring give your body a little love by investing in more ergonomic furniture.
Pay attention to how you sit in your desk chair, look at your monitor, use an office phone, and even how you read documents. You can even invest in ergonomic furniture such as a sit/stand desk. If you’re on a budget, don’t forget that you can check pre-owned office furniture options too!
Once you’ve got everything cleaned and organized, you want it to stay that way – right? Set limits for yourself on the amount of stuff you’ll allow in your space.
Your two desk drawers are full? Clean them out instead of buying extra filing cabinets. Does your one bookshelf have no more room for your new book? Get rid of a book you don’t rid instead of buying a new bookshelf.
The issue isn’t not having enough space; it’s having too much stuff. So set limits on the amount of storage you will allow yourself.
Final Thoughts on Office Spring Cleaning
Spring is all about starting fresh and resetting yourself up for success.
To make the most of your office spring cleaning, try optimizing your office layout, getting rid of decluttering and cleaning your work environment, analyzing your ergonomics, and setting limits for yourself. Doing so will result in a less stressed, better-performing version of you!
Looking for office furniture in Indianapolis?
If you need some help spring cleaning your office or purchasing new office furniture. We’ve got your back.
iSpace Office Interiors offers services such as free space planning, interior design, delivery, installation, and reconfiguration, or ergonomic analysis. Give us a call at (317) 694-7197 or visit our office at 6830 Industry Drive C, Indianapolis, IN 46219 to get a quote.