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The importance of a clean workspace

Some people might think that there is no connection, but a clean place of work is actually one of the keys for good productivity and work performance. The clutter on your desk might even be the reason why you are not hitting your goals at work. So if you have never given much thought to workplace cleanliness before, then here are some ideas that you ought to ponder about:

  • If your performance isn’t affected by the clutter and dirt in your workspace, then think about your health. An unclean space would be a more likely place where you can pick up germs and dirt and other substances that can cause diseases.
  • You should think about the aesthetics of your space as well. Just think about what your co-workers would say about your dirty work area. What about your bosses? Then if there are visitors there, such as clients, would you want them to see an unkempt work area?  That wouldn’t give a good impression of you.
  • A clean space could also promote a positive feeling on your part. It could help in relieving your stress.

Those are just some of the reasons why keeping your work area clean is important. Now, here are some tips that would help you in achieving that goal:

  1. Before starting the clean-up, you ought to do an honest to goodness evaluation of your work area. How cluttered is it? What kind of cleaning can you do? What are the things that you have in your work area and do you need them all?
  2. Asses each object in your workspace and then judge on whether you them or not. Throw out the things that you don’t need and then organize the ones that you would have to keep. Each object should have an area where it ought to be kept.
  3. If you are still using paper documents in your workplace, then make sure that you either file a paper or get rid of it once you are through with it. Allowing it to pile up on your desk would lead to the eventual build-up of clutter in your work area.
  4. When you organize your work area, you should have the things that you need all the time nearest to you. This way you would spend less time in trying to get them.
  5. If you use a computer for your work, then you should see to it that it gets cleaned as well. The monitor and the keyboards can get especially dirty.

These are just some of the things that you can do in order to make sure that your workplace stays clean.