When you walk through an office space, you may see a variety of different workspaces, some with lots of picture frames, others with plants, and others that may resemble a recycling bin. While there are many different working styles, having a clean workspace can benefit your productivity:
With less clutter around you, it’s easier to stay focused on the task at hand. With an organized desk, it’s easy to find files and important documents, saving any time that would be spent scrounging around looking for those documents.
Regularly cleaning off your desk and sanitizing commonly used objects, like your mouse, keyboard, or your phone, can greatly reduce the number of germs you encounter daily.
Some documents can contain sensitive information such as clients’ contact numbers or account information. By stowing these documents away in a file cabinet with a lock, you’re able to keep that information more secure than if they were lying about a desk haphazardly.
If you’re meeting a client, you wouldn’t want them to see your workspace covered in papers, food crumbs or coffee stains. Keeping your workspace clean is a very simple way to maintain a professional appearance.
For some people, coming into your workplace and seeing a mess can cause stress levels to rise. Instead, try leaving your office clean at the end of your work day. You’ll come into work refreshed, less stressed and ready to get going for the day.
There are plenty more reasons you should maintain a clean and tidy working environment. The most important are: keeping a clear mind, being more productive, getting more done throughout the day and colleagues and clients will have more confidence in your work results! What are some things that you do every day to keep your workspace clean? Let us know in the comments!