As the old year fades and we get ready to welcome in 2019, cleaning your office workspace probably isn’t top of your list of things to tackle. But perhaps it should be.
Take a Tip from Japan
According to Japan Info, the Japanese tradition of O-souji takes place in December each year, requiring individuals to clean not just their homes but also their offices, ready for the start of the new year. This is a process of cleansing and purification designed to bring a fresh attitude and outlook in the coming months and is similar to the idea of spring cleaning in the western world.
O-souji allows the Japanese people to approach the new year in a spirit of positivity and new beginnings. But whether or not you buy into that idea, it’s certain that walking back into your office at the start of the year is a much more pleasant experience if you know that you’re going to be faced with a clean and tidy working area.
Tidy Up Paperwork
A messy and disorganised desk drags you down, so tackle those unruly piles of papers and throw away anything obsolete. Buy lever arch files and store important documents away tidily for future reference.
Don’t forget your disk housekeeping either. Make it easy for colleagues to find important documents by organising your computer files intelligently. It needn’t take long, but it will make life so much easier in the long run.
Have a Deep Clean
Office personnel don’t usually have time to spare to conduct a thorough deep clean of their office space, so call in professional help. Larger cleaning companies, such as the ace cleaning company, who specialise in Leicester commercial cleaning, offer a wide range of services, including cleaning windows too, which is particularly important at this time of year. Maximising every second of natural daylight can help to lift the spirits even in the depths of winter, and a happy workforce is more productive than an unhappy one.
Take the time to throw away or recycle anything which is no longer of use within the office. And why not introduce some pot plants as a way of bringing the outdoors inside? They not only lift the spirits but improve air quality too, making them a valuable asset to any office environment.