Top Tips for a Tidy Work Environment
As commercial cleaners, we're always looking to find ways to keep the office clean and tidy. Whether you work in an office, or you work from home, here are a few of our tips to keeping your work environment a bit cleaner.
Recycle Old Equipment
If you have an old monitor or printer sitting in a corner or taking up valuable space in a cupboard, then it may be worthwhile to recycle it. If it is only sitting around, then it is going to depreciate in value anyway and the space gained by removing the unused equipment can be worthwhile. There are companies that will recycle your old equipment. You can find these companies by searching on the internet or asking at your local computer store. You will also be helping the environment if you recycle.
Eating at your Desk
If you eat at your desk, then it is a good idea to clean your keyboard regularly. You can use a special keyboard brush or a can of compressed air to remove any crumbs or dust from your keyboard. Wiping your desk with a damp cloth after eating is also a good idea to remove any spills and crumbs. This will make your desk a lot cleaner.
Use Your Filing Cabinet
If you are not using files, they should go back in the filing cabinet. Don't keep them laying around on your desk as you or others won't be able to find the file when you really need it. And then you will spend a long time looking for something in the piles of paperwork on your desk which is very unproductive.
Ensure that every office room has a rubbish bin so that rubbish can be thrown away instead of having to keep it on your desk to throw out later. If you also recycle paper, have a separate bin so that paper can go into one bin and foodscraps and other items can go into the other bin. (If you do throw out or recycle paper, it is a good idea for security and privacy reasons to use a shredder for any paper that may have sensitive information on it.)
These are only a few things that you can do to keep your work space tidy, but following these steps is a good start in the right direction to a cleaner and more productive work environment.
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