If you could spend 10 minutes to save an hour, would you do it? Realistically, if you spend about 10 minutes a day organizing and cleaning your workspace, it could save you hours in the future. If you think about how many hours you spend a week on trying to locate an item or even trying to stay productive at work, it could add up over the course of a month. The benefits of having a clean workspace are more valuable than you realize.
Staying productive at work is more than being able to ‘just do the work’. Staying productive means being focused, organized and motivated to get things done. Having a clean workspace allows you to better concentrate, therefore your productivity will be higher.
The best way to keep a space clean is by eliminating clutter and dirt from surfaces so it’s easier to maintain. By doing this daily, you’ll allow for a better work environment and will have fewer distractions. Here are benefits you’ll see from maintaining a clean office:
1. You will have less distractions
Have you noticed that when you have a clutter-free environment, your mood is better? Not only that, but you also are able to focus on simple tasks without any distractions. For you to reach your full potential each day means that you’re able to get the most out of your time. It will take you more time to complete your workload in a messy environment.
2. Productivity will be higher
If your business or company invests in janitorial services, then you already notice the difference in how much more efficient you’re able to be. If not, then what’s missing in your office may be an efficient way to keep your workplace clean. A clean workspace will make it easier for employees to find what they need, thus increasing productivity levels.
3. You will have better health
Especially since the emergence of COVID-19, companies have been taking the initiative to provide clean and safe work environments for their employees. If your company lacks cleaning services, then they’re potentially putting your health at risk. By having a clean work environment, you are less prone to contract any viruses or infections that tend to take over office spaces. This is just one of the many benefits of having a clean workspace.
4. It will be easy to stay organized
If you have a hard time finding items or you can’t seem to remember where you last put something, more times than not your space is not clean. You’ll be saving time and making the most of your workday by starting with a clean environment.
Now that you’re aware and informed, here are 4 quick action steps to take:
- Mindset: First start with a positive mindset. With this, the next steps will be easier.
- Products: Make sure you have the basic cleaning products (disinfectant wipes, duster, etc).
- Set aside time: 5-10 minutes at the end of each work day to ensure your area is clean and organized will be beneficial.
- Consider hiring a cleaning provider: Trained professionals can ensure that your workplace looks its best at all times.
In conclusion, your health is essential to doing great work. Having a clean space helps improve your health. If there should be one thing that encourages you to keep your area clean, it is the fact that you want to be as healthy as possible. Not staying organized and having clutter in your office can make your job more complicated, which could lead to stress. Now ask yourself, what’s stopping you from taking 10 minutes of your day to improve and clean your office space?