Spring Cleaning: How to Freshen Up Your Office for the New Season

 

Spring is in the air and it’s time to re-energize and re-organize! Here are some great tips on how to prepare your workspace for spring including decluttering, virtual organization, deep cleaning and color updates.

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Declutter

A disorganized desk space has the potential to not only add stress to your life, but it can also affect productivity. Don’t worry, although the mess can be overwhelming, there are plenty of easy ways to clean up. So go ahead, tackle that junk drawer!
Start your organization process by taking everything (yes, we mean everything) out of your drawers, cubbies and files. Throw out anything that is not useful to you anymore. After you’re done, you will be able to find what you need easily, helping you to complete your work more efficiently.

Virtually Organize
To save even more space, scan the documents you decide to keep and store them on your computer. This is also a great opportunity to organize your desktop and e-mails. An article by Forbes shares that a digital mess can be just as exhausting as physical clutter. Download a filing program that fits your personal needs. Not only will you have more room, but using less paper will help the environment. Don’t forget to recycle those discarded documents!

Deep Clean
It’s easy to adopt bad habits over the long winter months, including a dusty desk space. After taking everything out of your desk, use your favorite cleaning supplies to wipe away grime and germs. Don’t forget about tables, chairs and shelves that collect dust as well.
Electronics are just as important as office furniture and are the most germ-infested items in the office. According to an article by Office Depot’s Business Solution Center, a microfiber cloth is best to use when wiping down keyboards, printers and phones. Not only will your office look more attractive, but your quality of air will improve, too!

Update Your Look
Changing up the look of your office can not only give you motivation for the new season, but it can be fun.  Pantone just released their Top 10 Colors for Spring 2016 including a variety of unique brights and pastels that would be great for any work space. Adding colorful desk accessories can give your office a splash of color and lighten the mood.