Improve Your Mental Health at Work with a Clean Desk

Improve Your Mental Health at Work with a Clean Desk

Creating an organized work space can help to improve your mental health by reducing stress and getting rid of unnecessary clutter. Monday, January 13, 2020 is Clean Off Your Desk Day – take this opportunity to organize your office!

Clean up using these 5 tips:

  • Rid your office of clutter.

Old papers and extra supplies should be thrown away or recycled, presenting new open space.

  • Clean out your desk drawers.

Even though they aren’t immediately visible, unorganized drawers can make working more difficult and the idea of finding something daunting. Organize the files and items in your drawers to make work less stressful!

  • Don’t forget about your virtual office space!

Your computer files are just as important to keep organized as your paper files. Make sure that you have an organized filing system for your computer and get any stray files stored in the correct spot.

  • Sanitize.

Now that everything in your office is organized, take some time to sanitize and clean your desk and other surfaces. Rid your office of germs by disinfecting your computer, keyboard and phone.

  • This isn’t a one-time thing.

Congratulations on getting your workspace organized! Unfortunately, things probably won’t stay this way forever. Set aside time for organizing your office on a regular schedule that works for you.

Now that you know how important it is to have an organized office space, get your whole organization involved! Host cleaning days throughout the year where employees are asked to set aside one hour to stop what they are doing and get their offices in order. This provides a guilt-free time for employees to clean up their space. Make it easier for employees to join in by asking your organization to provide cleaning and organizational supplies. Does your office need convincing? Remind them that, in addition to reduced stress and improved mental stability, an organized and clean office can also improve performance and productivity!

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