Wednesday, April 25, 2018

10 Spring Cleaning Tips For Maintaining A Healthy and Productive Workspace

A clean office is a happy office. That being said, it's time to do a little spring cleaning. It's that time of year again folks. You've survived the winter and now it's time to revamp your workspace to encourage smart, efficient, and healthy operating habits. Today on the blog we'll provide you with 10 simple and easy spring cleaning tips to apply to your workspace. Enjoy!

1.) Contain Unsightly Wires with Zip Ties


Wire Management Tips

Are there wires running all down the backside of your office desk and across your operating surface? You can quickly and effectively clean them up with zip ties. Professional wire management solutions are also available. If you go with zip ties, make sure not to put them around your cables to tightly, just enough to keep them together.

2.) Purge Old File Cabinet Drawers To Create Space
Clean File Cabinet Drawers and Purge Old Documents

When was the last time you cleaned our your personal file cabinet and removed old documents? There's a chance you could be storing sensitive information that needs to be disposed of. There's an even better chance that you're housing unnecessary junk that needs to be thrown out. Clean out your file cabinets to clear up usable drawer space. If you are in fact housing sensitive documents, make sure to shred them!

3.) Clean Laminate Furniture with A light Soap & Water Solution


How To Clean Laminate Office Furniture

We're commonly asked about ways to effectively clean laminate furniture. You don't want to use traditional surface cleaners as they'll definitely leave streaks. The best way to clean laminate office furniture is with a light soap and water solution. A little bit goes a long way! A soapy wet rag is not what we're recommending. Mix up a little soap and water solution in a spray bottle, then spray a little bit on a paper towel. A little bit of moisture will do the trick. Once clean, wipe your surfaces down with a dry paper tower.

4.) Protect Veneer Furniture with A Surface Polish


Wood Veneer Office Furniture Cleaning

Cleaning solid furniture is a bit difference. Veneer furniture requires polishing and protecting to maintain that luxurious shimmer you've come to love. The good news is, you don't have to mix up any special concoctions to clean your veneer office desk this spring. Lot's of awesome furniture polishes for veneer are available at the local hardware store.

5.) Organize Your Desktop with Cool Containers


Cool Desktop Organizer

Ditch the old pen container this spring and revamp your workspace with cool containers designed to enhance office appeal while simultaneously organizing your work surface. There's no shortage of cool desktop organizers on the market. You can even go DIY with mason jars and other stylish options. Be creative to personalize your space and have a little fun!

6.) Clean Glass Surfaces Inside and Out


Clean Office Windows

It's quick, it's easy, and it makes a big difference. Clean the glass surfaces in your workspace including hutch and storage cabinet doors and even your windows. Take a few minutes to go outside and clean the outside of your windows as well. There's like debris and pollen covering them from a year of neglect.

7.) Sort Your Junk Drawer


office junk drawer

We know you've got one. Everybody does! The catch all drawer in your office needs to be cleaned regularly. Pull everything out of the drawer and put it in a box. Only put items back in the drawer that are needed. You'll probably throw away about half of the contents. Most BBF style file pedestal drawers are spacious enough to hold tons of items, but that doesn't mean you need to fill them with assorted junk.

8.) Purge Your Digital Files


Clean Up Desktop Icons

Much like your cabinets, your digital files also need purging. Start by arranging your desktop icons. Once your desktop is cleaned up, take to your folders. If you're saving any old pictures and personal information, delete it. You might also want to go through your digital wastebasket and empty it as well.

9.) Disinfect Your Workspace


Disinfect Your Office

You're constantly typing on your keyboard and touching various things around the office. It's important to disinfect your surfaces regularly to prevent germs. There's always some type of bug floating around the office. Do your best to fight back by disinfecting this spring, and at least once per week moving forward.

10.) Perform General Maintenance


General Office Cleaning and Maintenance Tips

Last but not least, perform a little bit of general maintenance. Take out the trash, clean up underneath your desk, and swifer the floors. If your office space is carpeted, run a vacuum through your space. Dusting is also important. The top of your hutch is the perfect place to start. Start at the top of your office and work your way down to ensure you've properly cleaned. It's a good idea to do a little general maintenance once a week to keep things look and performing at a high level.
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