Spring Cleaning

Spring Cleaning

If you maintain day to day organization and cleanliness at your workplace spring cleaning may not be necessary. However, using spring cleaning as a way of refreshing the workplace is never a bad idea. It can be an excellent opportunity to come up with new ideas to make the workplace a more organized, functional, safer, and overall pleasant space.

  1. Some Ideas for Spring Cleaning:
  • Make a habit of being organized if you are not already.
  • Clean your desk. Remove all unnecessary papers, files, tools, etc. and perhaps come up with a new way of organizing them. The same can be done with your computer regarding emails or old files.
  • Clean your computer screen, keyboard, and other electronics.
    • Check all electronic equipment to make sure it still functions.
  • Get rid of useless tools or tools that have piled up over the winter.
    • This could include items like space heaters.
    • Take all old computers or VT’s to electronic recycling companies.
    • Remove all unused cords and cables from your work space.
  • Organize your cabinets or office for a better and safer use of your space.
  • Implement new ideas for functionality of your office and work.
  • Use anti-bacterial wet wipes or dusters to clean your space.
    • For “green” cleaning, try reusable cloths, minimize the use of bleach, and choose environmentally friendly cleaning products.
  • It would be good idea to conduct a policy audit to make sure your manual is up to date.
  • Remember, a pleasant and organized work space can help reduce stress and can lead to a higher level of job satisfaction and productivity.