Ah, summer. Thoughts of beaches, sandals, driving with the windows down (unless it’s super hot, then max AC). As the warm weather approaches, thoughts of fun in the sun consume your mind. As a result, you may find it difficult to focus on keeping your workspace clean when the end of each day arrives. But, if you fail to take small steps to keep your desk and office clean it can result in a less productive workspace, as well as disruption to your co-workers. Some tips that will help keep your office neat and tidy are highlighted here.
Keep Your Desk Clear
Most professional cleaning services know not to touch your desk, due to the risk of ruining or losing important files. This means if your desk is covered in “stuff” it is not being cleaned. Clear your workspace at the end of the day, organize your files and equipment, and put away anything of value just because. This helps you stay organized and productive and ensures the surface is clean while you are away.
Get Rid of any Perishable Food
Even with modern air conditioning, summer heat can still come in through your office windows and spoil any foods you leave overnight. If you leave perishable food items in your office space, then it can become rotten, make your entire office smell and attract germs. Avoid this by simply tossing it out before you leave.
Select an “Office Checker”
If you have one of those offices where some people just don’t pick up after themselves, it may be a goos idea to enlist a certain person or group of people to go around checking the masses or issued that need to be addressed. After all, if you can minimize the mess, everyone can be more productive in their work.
Pollen, allergens and dust are circulating like crazy during the summer months. In order to reduce the amount of chemicals that are floating around in the air, choose green products versus the harsher chemicals that are commonly used that can aggravate allergy issues further.
Prepare or Vacation
The summer months are when most employees take their vacation time. If you have a trip planned, be sure that everything is organized and cleaned up before you go. Doing this will ensure that if something is needed while you are away someone else will be able to find it. Also, when you return, you won’t have a huge mess to contend with.
Keeping your office neat and tidy all summer long doesn’t have to take away from your fun. In fact, staying organized and keeping things clean will help you get more done, allowing you to enjoy your time off even more.