There are a number of different quotes out there that could appear to be relevant to you at a certain time in your life but, there’s one quote that should be relevant to you all through your working life, if you work at a desk, and that is… “A clear desk makes for a clear mind”.
Well, one other thing that you should keep in mind is that keeping your desk clean and tidy is key to being able to get your work done.
Cleanliness = Productivity
As we’ve already mentioned, keeping your desk clean and tidy is conducive to being productive and getting your work done.
When inspiration or motivation hits, you don;’t want to be searching for space on your desk to set down your important work or fighting back the flood of stuff on your desk so here are 3 great tips to help you to stay organised, keep your desk clean and tidy.
1. Have a Bin Within Reach
This is something that is such a simple thing to do. If you have to constantly get up from your desk and your work to be putting things in the bin, then the bin is to far away from you. An ideal place to have it is under your desk because you don’t want to get into games of rubbish basketball when you should be working.
2. Get Rid of Unnecessary Clutter
Do you really need all of the random office accessories that are on your desk? Unless something is there to serve a purpose then you should get them off your work surface. If you’re not using it, likelihood is that it will cause a distraction which is unnecessary.
3. Clean Before You Leave
This is an important one. If your boss were to come over to your desk after you departed for the day, would you be proud of what he or she would see? If not then you need to clean your desk! The best time to be cleaning your desk is at the end of the day. It helps you get ready for a fresh start in the morning and it brings a bit of closure to your day too.
If you’re quite alright with keeping on top of your own personal work space then good for you but you may not be so good at helping to keep your office clean and tidy. If this is something that you struggle with then you should look at getting in touch with commercial office cleaners in Manchester, Merco Services who are the North West’s fastest growing facilities services company.