Thinking about ways to organize your office for spring? There’s some scientific basis to the spring cleaning tradition many of us take part in.
A simple rearranging of furniture, opening the windows, and letting the sunshine in can make a real, measurable difference in your productivity and help you enjoy work more.
Here are a few useful tips to help you organize your office for spring!
How to Organize Your Office for Spring
1. Make a cleaning task chart
Before you start to organize your office, you need a game plan to follow. This will help you stay on track and keep you motivated to keep going. You can search for spring cleaning charts online and print them off for easier use.
If you can, grab a dollar store dry-erase board and write your spring cleaning tasks on it so you can easily check them off as you finish. Using a virtual assistant? Have them find and email you a spring cleaning task chart to save time.
2. Grab your supplies
Now that you know the different cleaning tasks you’ll be doing, you can grab the supplies you’ll need to make the process as smooth as possible.
A good starter kit would include: Glass cleaner, surface cleaner, disinfectant, paper towels, a small vacuum, broom, mop, bucket, gloves, a spray bottle, vinegar, baking soda, and bleach.
3. Move down the list in order
Order your task list in the most efficient way – for example, you wouldn’t clean the floors before dusting the bookshelves. Start tackling each item in the order you’ve laid them out. Take scheduled breaks between big tasks and between every 2-3 small tasks.
4. Organize the digital side
This is another area a virtual assistant can help with. Your digital files and computer organization can always use some maintenance and extra attention. Ask your virtual assistant to create folders to organize your files, rename files for easier recognition, etc.
You can also have your virtual assistant organize your email inbox, unsubscribe you from newsletters and email subscriptions you’re no longer interested in, create inbox folders for email sorting, and more.