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Why a Clean Office Matters More Than You Think

Why a Clean Office Matters More Than You Think
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Most of us would not like to park in a particularly dirty or grimy office, but we don’t think about a clean office as being anything more than something that makes working there more pleasant. However, the fact of the matter is, that a clean office is really important for a whole host of reasons, which will look into in more detail below.

1. Say Goodbye to the ‘Where’s My Stapler’ Saga

When your office space is as clean as possible, then you and your employees do not waste nearly as much time trying to find that stapler that is hidden under a pile of papers or that important contract that is mixed in with all of those other papers, which is one key reason why a clean office matters more than most people think – it will increase efficiency in the workplace exponentially.

2. The Mysterious Case of the Disappearing Germs

If you want to reduce staff sick days, then you need to think seriously about hiring commercial cleaning specialists for your office space. Why? Because germs can lurk in pretty much every nook and cranny from the waste paper bin to every desk in the office, to the toilets, willing top police on your staff at any given opportunity and make them sick. Regular cleaning is the best way to fight them off and keep your employees fighting fit too.

3. Unleash the Creativity Beast

Some people think that a messy desk is a sign of a truly creative person who is so wrapped up in their work and the ideas they are generating that they are not concerned about the debris in front of them, but study after study has shown that the opposite is probably true, A messy desk leads to a messy and chaotic mind, making it harder for employees to focus on the task at hand. Keep it clean, and boost creativity.

4. Coffee Cups Aren’t Decorations

That collection of coffee cups may hold sentimental value (remember that espresso-fuelled all-nighter?), but they’re not exactly décor. A clean office encourages you to clear away the dishes, empty the bins, and maybe even wipe the microwave after your soup explosion. Your colleagues will thank you, trust me! More importantly, you’ll make a better first impression on any visiting clients too!

5. Turn Stress into Zest

Ever felt your stress levels rise with the clutter around you? You’re not alone. A clean and airy workspace can turn that stress into zest. Okay, maybe not zest exactly, but you’ll definitely feel more at ease and ready to conquer the world (or at least that looming deadline).

6. It’s a Team Thing

A clean office isn’t just one person’s responsibility; it’s a team sport! Encourage everyone to pitch in and watch as the camaraderie grows. Plus, there’s something oddly satisfying about filling up a shredder together.

7. It Keeps the Trash From Piling Up

Last thing you want is people piling up trash and junk on their tables. Old documents, broken hardware, or even stale food can start cluttering your office if you’re not careful. Too much trash to carry out or get rid of? Get a garbage removal service like G’s Junk Removal and throw out everything that you don’t use to prevent clutter. The sooner you stop this, the less likely your office will turn into a trash dump.

So, dear friends of the feather duster, it’s time to embrace the clean office life. From boosting creativity to keeping those pesky germs at bay, a spiffy workspace has benefits galore. So, what are you waiting for?

About the author

Tom Bernes

Tom Bernes is the Editorial Director at The Next Hint Inc.

Prior to joining The Next Hint Inc, Tom had a hand in a number of online and print publications, including InternetNews.com as chief copy editor and Government Technology Magazine as managing editor. He also did a stint in Sydney as group editor of RBI Australia's manufacturing group, which is when he also developed an affinity (a love, really) for cricket.

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