A home office never has quite the same space as what you’re used to in a regular work environment, and smaller spaces can always end up feeling dirty and cluttered much quicker.
An organised mind can only operate in an organised space, which means that keeping your home office clean, tidy and clutter-free should actually be an important part of your work routine.
Here are a few ways you can keep your home office fresh in 2022.
Deep and Professional Cleaning
The beginning of the year is a great time to get to the nitty-gritty of our cleaning schedules and make an effort to get to those hard to reach places.
A spring cleaning session is always a good idea. Move the furniture, give the walls a wipe down and consider reorganising your desk drawers and other storage to get rid of any clutter that may have built up over the past few months.
If you want to give your office a serious refresher, look into hiring a professional service like Woodard cleaners, to end up with an office that feels as good as new.
Invest in Storage Solutions
If clutter is a major problem in your office, welcome to the club. When you work from home, your office space will probably double up as some form of storage room, leaving the place overstuffed with documents, books, boxes and who knows what else.
Having proper storage solutions is important for tidiness and organisation in your office. Think filing cabinets, drawers and shelves to keep everything neatly organised. Make sure that everything in your office has a place where it belongs, group like items in categories so you never have to wonder where to go with it.
Hide Your Cables
Visual clutter can sometimes be just as bad as actual clutter. Our minds are drawn to chaos and if your cables are scattered around in twisted piles, it’s definitely going to catch your eye.
Organise your cables with some affordable cable management tools that can either fit neatly under your desk or have them lined up neatly along the side. At the very least, throw your cables into a box or basket near your feet to keep it from looking too cluttered.
We might not even realise how much paper we use on a daily basis. Printed documents, more documents that need to be scanned in, notebooks, loose scraps of paper with daily to-do lists, post-it notes and more.
With all of these taking up precious space on our desks and in our drawers, we’re bound to find ourselves stuck and frustrated with everything lying around. Switching over to digital, paperless work wherever possible can save you a lot of space, keep your space tidy and it’s better for the planet.
A small final step you can take is to ensure that before you leave the office every evening, you take a minute to neaten up your desk, pack away any loose papers and clear away that morning’s coffee mugs.