1) No Snacks Should be Eaten at Your Desk!
We all know how tempting it can be to get the snacks out at 10:00 AM and just start munching away at your desk. But wait, this is why there are permanent crums between two of the keys on your keyboard. This can be easily prevented by simply resisting the temptation and waiting till lunch. I know it is a lot to ask but try it for a week or two and see how much it will reduce the amount of mess on your desk.
2) When it Looks Wrong Get it Gone
We all have that piece of paper on our desk that’s not really needed. A great way to help reduce clutter on your desk is to either throw this paper away or store it off the desk. I am definitely a culprit for this one, but by simply taking into consideration if the paper on your desk is really needed is a leap in the correct direction.
3) Have a Quick Tidy up Before You Pack it up
The key to having a clean desk is simply to always be thinking about new ways to reduce the clutter and mess on your desk. One of the best ways to do this is to have a quick tidy up at the end of each day. This may be simply putting all unneeded paper in the recycling bin. This small task at the end of each day will really help improve how clean your desk is on a day to day basis. It’s a great feeling to come into a clean desk in the morning and this really helps to promote productivity.
4) Take it Back to The Stone Ages
Well for most of us it’s simply impossible to take our desk back to the stone ages due to the need for a computer on a day to day basis. This tip is simply a little reminder that it’s not normal to have wires all over your desk. The best way to reduce the amount of clutter on your desk is to find little ways to reduce the number of unneeded wires that are taking up space on your desk. I understand that you might believe that all the wires are needed but simply tucking away wires like your phone charger will help to reduce the amount of clutter on your desk and will make your desk feel ten times cleaner.
5) Keep The desktop on Top of Your Desktop Clean
This tip applies to those who are working on a computer on a day to day basis. The cleanliness of your desk is very important but if your desktop on your computer is messy how are you meant to keep the rest of your desk clean. Our advice is to keep a few main folders on your desktop that all your important files can be stored within. Once your desktop is clean you will find it easier to keep the rest of your desk clean.
6) Place Your Phone And Keys in Your Draw
This has to be one of the most simple steps that can be taken to improve the cleanliness of your desk. Simply placing your phone keys and any other bits and bobs that may be stored on your desk in the closest draw will really help to reduce clutter and mess on your desk. Hiding all your personal possessions will also help to keep you away from distractions. It is extremely easy to be distracted when you constantly have a phone on your desk tempting you into procrastination.
7) Why Not Consider Finding a Cheap And Small Whiteboard?
Whiteboards are a great way to store notes and reminders that you will need throughout the day/week. The use of a whiteboard will simply replace the need for any post-it notes and random pieces of paper. By storing all your ideas, notes and reminders on a whiteboard you’re not only reducing the clutter on your desk but you are also helping to reduce your negative effect on the environment. It’s very important that you find the perfect size whiteboard for your desk.
8) Get a Pen Holder!
Finding a small pen holder is a great idea for anyone that wants to keep the clutter on their desk to a minimum. They are extremely cheap but also provide a great way to store all your pens and pencils while still having full access to them when you need them most.
9) Turn 10 Pictures Into 1
Don’t worry, I’m not going to tell you to throw all your favorite pictures into the bin. I just think it’s important to take into consideration which images are located on your desk. Simply reducing the number of pictures you have to one or two pictures this will seriously reduce clutter on your desk and will give you a lot more room to focus on your work. A cool idea may be to create a Collage out a few of your favorite photos. This is a great way to still have multiple images on your desk to remind you of your favorite holidays while only having the clutter of one picture frame. There are many collage makers out there on the internet feel free to go and find the perfect one for you.
10) Hire a Commercial Cleaning Company
All of the 9 steps above are great to help keep your desk clean and as clutter-free as possible but to really see professional results across the entire office it’s time for you to enquire about a commercial cleaning company. A commercial cleaning company will ensure that the office is kept exceptionally clean at all times. If you would like to enquire about a commercial cleaning company within Southampton or surrounding areas, offering professional office cleaning in Southampton, get in contact with one of the friendly team members here at CCL Cleaning Group today on – 0800 074 1688
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