Now more than ever it is important to have a clean office space.
Not only will this protect you from harmful germs, but it can also help keep you organized and efficient during your workday. With a few helpful tips, you can ensure your office is clean and safe for you and your coworkers.
So whether you are a natural neat freak or somewhat of a messy Martin, this article can help you! Keep reading to find out how.
We’re all guilty of keeping lose papers, paperclips, pens, and knickknacks on our desk. But if you want to take the first step to cleaner offices, it’s time to declutter.
Throw away, recycle, or shred any documents that you already have saved on your computer and no longer need. Test your pens and throw away any that are out of ink.
For each item on your desk ask whether it is absolutely essential, and if not, get rid of it or donate it.
2. Avoid Long Term Storage
Snacks in your desk or a pile of shoes in the corner of your office should not take up a permanent residence. Keep food items in an office kitchen if possible or just bring enough to fit in your personal lunch containers.
As for clothes, one extra jacket might be worth keeping at your desk, but everything else should go home with you. Stockpiling extra clothes creates clutter and may disturb the overall aesthetic of your office.
3. Put Cleaning in Your Calendar
Cleaning your office is probably not the first thing you want to do each day. It may not be something you want to do at all! But it’s important to keep yourself accountable for the cleanliness of your office. Not just for you but for overall office safety.
Whether you use a digital or a paper calendar, be sure to add time each week for a quick clean of your surroundings.
4. Make Essential Supplies Accessible
An office space should have disinfecting wipes, hand sanitizer, and other essential cleaning items for you to use.
If not, consider asking a supervisor or bringing your own from home if necessary. Making these products accessible will encourage you and your officemates to use them regularly.
5. Consider An Office Upgrade
If you are serious about making a change in your office consider installing a HEPA filtered work booth added to your office. These workstations limit the spread of airborne particles that may be harmful to you or your coworkers.
Each station has a HEPA filter and a sanitizer dispenser to keep the air and surfaces clean. This is an effective long-term solution to promoting a clean and healthy workplace.
A Clean Office Is a Healthy Office
Keeping your workplace clean will help everyone stay healthy and productive. Consider steps you can take to promote a clean office and lead by example.
While cleaning your office may not be the most enjoyable part of your day, it could be the most useful thing you do for your company!
If you want to learn more about promoting a healthy and happy workplace, check out some of our other articles.