Cleaning Organisation & Commercial Cleaning Tips

Cleaning Organisation & Commercial Cleaning Tips

According to a poll from 2014, the average full-time worker spends 47 hours per week at work.  If your workstation is cluttered, that working week will feel even longer and as a result decrease productivity. Look to the ServiceMaster Clean professionals for cubicle organisation tips and tricks to transform your desk space in to a home away from home that’s clean and clutter free.

Start Fresh

For the best work space organisation project, start with a clean desk! Remove everything from the desk, recycle or take home anything you don’t need. Get rid of all old items and clutter such as, sweet wrappers, chewing gums, paper bits, old sticky notes. Just remember a clean workstation is a healthier workstation, so ditch any lingering tissues and wipe down all surfaces with a disinfectant.

 Easy Work Space Organisation

 Begin to organise your work station by creating work zones and assign a place for the items you use daily. If most of your day is spent on the computer, make it the centre of your work station. Clean the keyboard and computer monitor and add a new stylish mouse pad to replace your old one with old coffee rings. Try these following tips to tame the additional chaos and clutter. Keep what you need regularly in easy reach.

  • Have a holder for pens and pencils so you don’t have the scattered around the desk.
  • Have a separate container for markers and highlighters
  • Invest in desk dividers to keep in a drawer or on the side of the desk.
  • Use stacking paper trays and label – inbox, outbox, today, to read, to file, etc.
  • Limit personal belongings, try to keep it to a minimum as this reduces clutter.

Many employers allow some personal touches in an employee’s workstation or cubicle areas. However to keep a workstation looking organised and professional, limit the number of personal items in that space. A framed picture or two plus an odd knickknack add a personal touch whilst maintaining a professional atmosphere. Remember your personal office space is still part of a business. Treat it with respect and your employer and colleagues will appreciate your professionalism.

Beyond Desk Space

Many cubicle dividers feature fabric covered walls. T-pins fit easily into this material and become neat hanging tools to create a DIY pegboard to hang things like scissors, a hole punch and tape. Additionally, you can use T-pins to hang a cork board for notes. Velcro tabs also work well on fabric wall. If office policy allows and you have the space, add a shelf (or two) to get binders off the desk and stored neatly within arm’s reach. Vertical hanging folders are another easy way to de-clutter a desk and keep frequently needed items handy.