Tips to Reduce Office Clutter

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Reducing clutter around the office increases efficiency and productivity. An uncluttered space reduces stress and makes employees more able to focus. A clear desk means a clear mind, plus having everything tidy and organized means less time spent searching for things you need and more time doing your tasks.

Most of us spend a lot of time sifting through papers and searching drawers to find that one thing we need in the moment at work. Think of all the time you’re wasting simply because your office is cluttered!

Go Paperless

Digitize what you can. It’s better for the environment and you’ll have fewer papers lying around making a mess. 

Clean Up Your Cables

With so many devices that we rely on to get our work done, it is very easy to end up with a big jumble of cords running everywhere and creating a big mess, not to mention a tripping hazard. Bundle cables up together and tie them so that they are more contained. It’s also a good idea to label each cord so it’s obvious which one goes to which device.

Tidy Up Daily

Get into an end-of-the-day declutter routine. Set aside just a few minutes at the end of each day to clear off your desk, and encourage your employees to do the same. Just a few minutes every day spent clearing up the clutter makes a huge difference in keeping the office tidier.

Make it Easy

Keep handy tools and products available to help with day-to-day cleaning and organizing. It’s good to have a supply of antibacterial wipes, keyboard cleaner, a duster, and sticky notes/labels that everybody can grab easily as needed.

Don’t Add More Clutter

Keep the decor in your office to a minimum–a few houseplants is really all you need to create an inviting space.

Provide Storage Space

Get a coat rack and umbrella stand. This way everyone can neatly store their things and not have to add any clutter to their personal workspace.

Keeping your office neat and tidy works wonders in terms of productivity, motivation, and staff wellbeing. It is a good idea to have your office regularly cleaned by professionals to ensure a welcoming, peaceful, and clean environment for your employees.


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