We’ve all been there . . . you meet a new business colleague at the local networking event held monthly at a cafe down the street from your office. Then, as murphy’s law would have it you receive an email from them the next day that says “I have a few minutes today to stop by your office and tour your company”. You want to answer the email with much enthusiasm but as you look around your office you see piles on top of piles of clutter, your happiness is deflated like a balloon.
Spring cleaning isn’t just something to do at home. Your workspace deserves a little TLC, too. Office spring cleaning can help improve your performance at work, it’s the reason for the smile on your face every day . . . it’s not what your coworkers think the smile is for!
The mood of your workspace has a big impact on the way you do your job. You’ll save a lot of time and energy if your things are tidy and easy to find. Investing in the process now will save you mucho time later.
“For every minute spent organizing, an hour is earned.” – Benjamin Franklin
FOCUS ON WHERE YOU’RE GOING, NOT WHERE YOU’VE BEEN
Picture this, the “future you” – What kind of space do you want to work in?
Be sure to build a workspace with that vision of “you” in your workspace in mind. You aren’t cleaning your office for your past — you’re doing it for your future – keep that your mindset.
Ask yourself this, what kind of a year do you want to have?
A year better than last . . . Right? If you’re planning to take on projects, set up a space to work on those projects. Having a vision for the future of your office or business is clearly essential.
“Clutter is nothing more than postponed decisions.” ~ Barbara Hemphill
HAVE A PLAN
Cleaning + organizing is a process. And, that process starts by taking everything out of the area or what I call ZONES you’re working on.
Redesign the area for your needs. If you’re doing clean + organize in small intervals, take it a drawer at a time. If you’re spending the afternoon working on your office, you can attack larger zones, like your entire desk, making sure you get all those little bags of oyster crackers you’ve been saving from the lunchroom . . . I know, I know!
This is one area where size doesn’t matter in any vision, the first step is to take a look at all of your items. Remove them from the zone you’re working on so you can clean the area too. (please don’t skip this step). Take the drawers out of your desk. Trust us: the drawers are dirty and need to be cleaned. Don’t be surprised if you find that award you wanted to hang since the start of the millennial.
Take a last look at the items to make decisions about what stays and what goes bye-bye. Clean anything you’re keeping or donating. Now, find a home for the items you’re holding on to…. Every item needs a functional home, if one doesn’t exist create one.
Make sure that you have quick access to the things that you use most. Group things together into categories to help you stay organized in the future. Having a small area designated for papers or other things that need to be put away at the end of the workday can be helpful especially when you’re in a rush and things get extra busy at work.
Spring Is In The Air! ♫♪♫♪
Increase your productivity and lower your stress with a clean + organize office. Then you’ll have more time to stop and smell the flowers and enjoy all the good things that spring brings ~ Like the opening of local wineries!
Peace ♥ Harmony
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2 hour session $160 with $30 discount
4 hour session $320 with $40 discount
6 hour session $480 with $50 discount
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