“Cleanliness is godliness.” The neatness and tidiness of your environment are crucial for your well-being and productivity. The more organized your workspace is – the better results you will achieve. Tidying up and cleaning can bring life-changing magic to your workplace. Afterward, you may consider some fine details, which add a playful touch to it. So here are 5 quick ideas, related to cleanliness that can make you feel more motivated and more productive.
- Keep Your Office Meticulously Clean
Know that there are more bacteria in your keyboard than on a toilet seat – HuffPost claims the keyboard is 20,000 times dirtier. Wash your hands as often as possible. Contamination leads to all kinds of health conditions, and we know the unhealthy person is the least productive.
- Keep Your Desk Always Tidy
If you have a messy desk, you lack room not only for work but for creativity. So clean it each day before you leave work. Do not be afraid to throw out unnecessary items. Your recycle-bin should always be within reach.
- Please Your Senses With Color Therapy
A clean place is not enough for productivity, you need to sprinkle some magic and personalize it. Color is magic. Add joy to your office interior design in the form of colorful accents: posters, flower-pots, soft lighting and a piece of modern art on the wall. Think about it: your office space has to emit the right impressions to your co-workers and customers and represent your company’s culture.
- Refresh Your Office With A Pleasant Scent
If you ever want to be efficient you might want to keep your workplace not only neatly organized, but well ventilated and a bit inspirational, as well. Make it a ritual to open the windows every morning to let the fresh breeze in. There is a science called aromatherapy, which deals with the wonderful effects of smells on our brains and bodies. You can burn incense or essential oil – for productivity. Strive to avoid strong and annoying smells, for the office is a public space. A mix of frankincense, peppermint, and wild orange can spark your creative inspiration and oxygenate the brain – thus you will feel uplifted and ready for work challenges. Vetiver and lavender topped up with coconut oil can help you relieve stress. The smell of lemon and ylang-ylang will keep you calm and collected and two drops of bergamot can improve your creativity big time.
- Organize Your Stuff Neatly And Efficiently
“For every minute spent organizing
an hour is earned.”
– Benjamin Franklin
Take any notes, papers or documents off your bureau and gather them together in a big empty “inbox.” You will also need several smaller boxes inscribed: Toss, Keep, Maybe and Relocate. While you are looking at each item from the inbox, you should ask yourself the following questions:
- Is it something I use and need for my work?
- Is it lovable and meaningful to me?
- Does it facilitate me in some way?
- Am I obligated to keep it?
If you can’t answer “yes” to any of the questions –you definitely need to toss the item. The Toss box goes right in the recycle bin. The Relocate box contains items that need to find their proper space. The Maybe box needs more decision on your side. Now, look at the Keep items and place only those you use each day on your desk. With your classifying boxes, tackling and sorting out your drawers should take about 10 minutes each. There, if you hate a messy workplace, this easy organization system helps you keep your sanity and be more productive.