8 Tips To Keep Your Office Clean
When it comes to keeping your office clean, don’t always rely on your contracted cleaners to do the job for you. Sometimes, you have to put in the elbow grease yourself, if you want to keep your office in the condition you want it to be in. So, here are 8 tips on how to keep your office clean.
1. Organise Your Files
Always keep your desk free from loose paper, files, or stationery. The reason why is so that your cleaners won’t have to navigate through sensitive documents and files, to clean your desk. You’ll also find that if you work with sensitive documents, anyone can look through them, and if their intentions aren’t kind, you’ll end up with a serious problem on your hands.
2. Throw Your Litter In The Bin
This should go without saying, but there are those out there who’ll leave their empty wrappers or takeout boxes, on the desk or on the floor, and forget that they’re there. Once you’re done with your food, remember to throw the empty packaging in the bin. Don’t leave it on your desk for your cleaners to pick up. It’s not only a gesture of courtesy, but a hygienic practice.
3. Clear Up Your Desk Space
Just because your desk isn’t covered in documents or empty wrappers, doesn’t mean you don’t have bits and bobs lying around. Clear them away, use desk organisers, or put them in your drawers, so that the next time your cleaners come around, to clean your desks, they won’t accidentally throw away your favourite pen, or your paper clips.
4. The Rule Of Thumb
You’ve probably heard of the phrase “leave things the way you want them to be”, or something like that. What that means is clean up after you’re done using a space. If you leave it messy, the next person who uses the space will have to clean up before they can use is. You wouldn’t want to be in that situation yourself, so why would you do that to others?
5. Hide Your Cables
Your office might already have the means to tie up or hide the cables of your electronic equipment, but if you’re working a small office, with not that many resources, your cables will be everywhere, and it could trip up employees and colleagues.
6. Recycle Your Waste
Every office uses paper, there’s no doubt about it, but save yourself and the environment a headache. Use your recycling bins and recycle your old, used, and unwanted paper! And if you can, recycle your plastics too.
7. Organise Your Drawers
While it might be a good thing to hide all your confidential files in your drawers, you might want to make sure you can reach them too. Organise your drawers, so you can easily access your files, and keep them away from prying eyes.
8. Stay Sanitised
With the pandemic still looming large around the world, you can never be too careful, especially in the office. Remember to wipe down whatever surfaces you’ve used, after a long day, not just because you’ve used it, but because they can be used by others. You don’t want to spread any diseases, even if the chances are low.