4 Cleaning Principles For Managing Your Office Mess

Whether you travel to the office each morning to work or work from the comforts of your home, it’s hard to organize and clean a workspace. When you’re at your desk, throughout the day keep a record of how many times you say “Now where did I put that…”

As time goes on, it seems like clutter “magically” appears out of nowhere. Soon your desk becomes a towering mountain of vital business papers, financial documents, and scattered objects. Today we’re taking care of that.

First, let’s look at several principles you might want to follow so you can keep yourself happy while working at your office and workplace. Then we’ll look at several quick and easy cleaning methods (using everyday items) that will make your workplace healthy as possible.

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1. How Much Time Do You Have?

To truly stay on top of your workspace, why not use 10 minutes to quickly tidy up? You only need 10 minutes from your scheduled break time to straighten up and “refresh” your office or workspace. It cannot be argued that some peoples’ brains perform optimally when they’re surrounded by clutter and a disorganized mess. That’s why choosing 10 minutes a day to tidy up your space is a small, but a monumental step for increasing your mental stamina and perseverance.

2. How Healthy Is Your Workspace?

As funny as it seems, measuring your desk and comparing it to the height of your chair is crucial for being ergonomically friendly to yourself. With improper heights, both items will play their part in creating physical problems. Make sure your desk and chair heights complement each other.

After you’ve done that, there is a simple system for rarely misplacing things in your workplace/desk/office. Here it is:

  • Keep items you always use always within reach
  • Keep items you rarely use out of sight

Those two tips and principles alone will help you give birth to an energy and willingness to work harder and be a more meaningful worker.

3. Deodoriser

Believe it or not, that box of baking soda in fridges all over the world is more powerful than meets the eye. A monumental item in the “green living movement” sweeping the nation, baking soda is an all-natural cleaner. It is created specifically to eliminate odors. Here is how you can use baking soda to clean stains on or around your workspace, simultaneously killing odor:

  • Pour 4 tbsp. of baking soda into a spray bottle
  • Add 4 cups of water to the spray bottle
  • Swirl bottle around to mix the ingredients
  • Spritz on surfaces, let settle for 1-3 minutes, wipe up with a cotton cloth

Cleaning your office/desk/workspace could not be easier.

4. Steriliser vs. Disinfectant

Many people could make the argument that sterilant products kill far more forms of bacteria than disinfectants (such as vinegar). And they would win that argument. However, sterilization is the process of killing all forms of biological agents and life forms. This includes “good bacteria” you need in your everyday life.

Office Cleaning – Conclusion

However, if you find your focus waning each hour (day after day), there’s likely a reason for that. If your concentration and productivity are entwined, the weapons of massive distraction will likely keep you working at the pace of a slug; this not only drains your mental energy faster but weakens your endurance for focusing.

It’s a self-fulfilling spiral of doom that’s hard to escape. Besides, an uncluttered, clean space sharpens your mind and increases your capabilities for focusing. Don’t you think that’s important in your office?

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