Now that many of us are officially back in the office or are at least working from home a little less, it’s time to start really putting some thought into organizing your desk area. Organizing in this context can serve two purposes. First, it can help you work more efficiently and bring your stress levels down by reducing clutter and increasing your workflow potential. Secondly, organizing your office space will help keep it clean and sanitized so that you can help keep yourself and your coworkers healthier over the coming weeks and months. In today’s article, we’re going to explore both aspects of organizing your work area at the office. If you have any questions, please don’t hesitate to reach out to us regarding this or if you are interested in hiring an excellent commercial cleaning company like ours! Contact us today for details. Now, on with the article!
Your desk area is going to have some clutter for sure. Start by going through the items directly on top of your desk around your computer monitor and mouse and keyboard and asking these questions of every item: Do I need this item here right now? Does this item help with my work or can it be thrown away? Have I actually used this in the last 12 months? Is it essential that this item stays here or can it be organized or put away somewhere else?
Once you can start asking those types of questions with each item taking up space on your desk, then you can quickly sort them into three piles: Keep and put away; throw away; take home. Now that you have your piles started, then proceed with each item in each drawer and cubby hole in your workspace area.
Now that you have things sorted into their essential parts or thrown away or designated to go home, then you can start putting things away where they belong. But, before you do that, you are going to have to make some tough calls as to where exactly everything is going to go. Everything in your desk area needs to have a home and a solid justification for being there. Essentially, if it doesn’t contribute to your work success, then it doesn’t belong in your area. Make each drawer and storage area a designated purpose and then label them as such. Once everything has a home, then you will always know where to put more items as they come across your desk through your day to day work activities. If everything has a home then there is less chance for clutter buildup. Good luck!
Once everything is sorted and put away, it’s time to sanitize! Start from high to low and wipe everything down with a microfiber dust rag or slightly damp piece of scrap cloth. Once everything is wiped down, then take some bleach wipes and wipe down all of the surfaces that you regularly touch or rest your body on. Don’t forget your keyboard, mouse, and wrist pad. Also, remember to sanitize your chair as well. Give it a good wipe down top to bottom (especially the seat and armrests) just before going home for the day so that it has time to dry overnight. This will really help to reduce the spread of germs in your office for you and your workmates.
Getting the most out of your office workspace can be tricky, but it is very rewarding to finally have everything where it should be. Take control of your workplace and do yourself a favor by finally organizing and sanitizing your desk area. Contact us if you or someone you know may be in need of a residential or commercial cleaning service like ours. We can’t wait to hear from you. Give us a call or email us here. Have fun and stay safe out there!