Studies show that having a clean office space can decrease stress and heighten focus, productivity, and even creativity! Keeping an orderly and organized space in your office takes some effort, but it’s an effort that can be more than worth it once you see the results. These six tips from Simply Maid OK will help you update your office space and keep it that way all year long.
1) Figure Out a Design
As soon as you decide to spring clean your office, it’s time to decide how you want the space to look. Start with something small. Consider your spring update and decide what direction you’d like it to go. Would you like to liven up the space? Do you want to organize your office space? Would you like to add color to it?
You can start by making a list of all the tasks you need to do to make your spring office update a success. These tasks include:
Add real or faux plants
Buy colorful decorations
Organize your papers
Replace your desk chair
Fix broken blinds or replace old light bulbs
Hang photos on the walls or prop them up
2) Get Rid of Clutter
Do you feel like your office is bogged down with files, loose papers, stacks of books, and stuff you never use? We can’t stress enough how important it is to keep your office space clean and uncluttered to boost productivity and workplace happiness. If you’re looking for a little inspiration or some new ideas on how to start spring cleaning your workspace, we’ve got some tips on how to clear out the clutter.
Consider these three questions to get started: What’s going well in my office now? What needs some improvements? What do you want to just do away with? When you start by asking yourself these questions, you will be able to stay focused and goal-oriented in your spring office refresh.
Once you’ve identified what you want to keep, what you want to upgrade, and what you want to discard, it will be much easier to create a checklist of tasks to get started. Tackle one small area of your office space at a time to avoid feeling overwhelmed, and to make incremental progress. Start by tidying the top of your desk, then take care of the drawers, and so on.
3) Add Color & Plants
Colors and plants will make you feel more positive at work this spring. It will also help you restore life to your office, especially if you work from a desk with no color or nature.
People may prefer an office space that is clean and minimalistic, with natural colors like tan and white. If that makes you more productive and happy in your space, remove excessive color and go minimalist! Create a colorful working environment by adding colorful artwork to the walls in your office or adding fresh flowers to your desk.
Plants are especially beneficial—aside from improving air quality, they can increase productivity by lowering stress and making people more relaxed. Sometimes office spaces can feel stuffy and boring- by adding plants and incorporating nature into your space, you can completely change the look and feel of your office space.
4) Update Lighting
If you can, switch out your lights with warmer ones, get a dimmer switch, or add a few lamps to your workspace as well. Besides brightening up your space, they will also help set the right tone for the season, making you feel more productive.
You can change your lighting to improve your mood and productivity, as well as decrease your business’s energy consumption by using energy-efficient lighting. Customize with fun lamps or LED lights to fit your aesthetic!
5) Update the Break Room
If you’re lucky enough to have a workplace with a break room, it’s worth spending some time sprucing it up for spring. Spring cleaning doesn’t have to be costly—you can update your break room cheaply by focusing on one new decoration or addition at a time.
Try starting by cleaning up and decluttering the break room. If you don’t have a commercial cleaning service or janitorial service to take care of your break room, the break room can get pretty dirty after a while, what with everyone coming in and out of it. Keeping the break room clean means you can start fresh, brighten up the room, and make it welcoming again.
When you are done cleaning, continue by decluttering any items that don’t belong in the break room. This could be done by adding some art, making it bright and inviting. You may also want to think about adding plants. If you bring some life back into the break room, your coworkers will really appreciate it.
6) Refresh Your Technology & Devices
This isn’t just about your phone–we’re talking about your desktop and laptop, too. This is a good time to refresh your tech devices and can be as simple as decluttering apps and files (or giving them a good wipe down).
If you spend so much time touching your phone and computer, it’s time to give them a thorough clean. The way to do that is to use a screen-safe cleaning spray and a microfiber cloth to wipe down the screen and keyboard. Alternatively, you can purchase an air canister to spray away any dirt or dust under the buttons of your electronics.
After you’ve done the physical cleaning, it’s time to move on to digital cleaning. Go through your apps and delete the ones you no longer use. Organize your file clutter into specific folders for easy access later. Upload photos or files to a cloud-based service and then delete them from your device to save storage.
Invest in a Commercial Cleaning Service
Start off on the right foot with a professional cleaning service. Leave the cleaning and janitorial work to the pros who have all the right products and tools to get your office space sparkling. By investing in a commercial cleaning service, you allow your employees to be happier in their workspace, leading to more productive workdays!
Simply Maid OK Cleaning Services provides general commercial cleaning services, janitorial services, and disinfection services for your commercial space or your home. Contact us today to get your space spotless and well-maintained for your guests and yourself!
We serve Bartlesville, Dewey, and Ochelata, Oklahoma, as well as surrounding areas. We focus on green cleaning and use nontoxic cleaning supplies. We offer daily, weekly, biweekly, and monthly cleaning services. If this sounds like a good fit, it is time to invest!
Simply Maid OK will keep your home clean! Our services include residential cleaning services, move-in, and move-out cleanings, and more. Our cleaning professionals will be able to answer any questions you may have about how we can help with your specific needs or concerns. We will leave you and your space feeling clean and refreshed. Call us at 1-918-770-6346 or email info@SimplyMaidOK.com to schedule an appointment today!