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Practical Tips For Revitalizing Your Business Space

10/6/2023 (Permalink)

With the arrival of the new year in a few short months, it's a common urge to declutter and freshen things up. We tackle our homes, garages, and sheds, getting rid of stuff we no longer need to make way for new things or to dig out items we've forgotten about. But what about the office? Often, workspaces tend to get neglected, and they can become pretty messy over time.

This new year, SERVPRO of East Fort Worth wants to remind you that keeping a clean and organized office space is just as important. Clearing out old papers, setting up a new organization system, and getting rid of clutter can make your work life more efficient and manageable.

Here are some straightforward tips to get you started:

  1. Round Up and Put Away:

    • Gather items that are out of place and put them back where they belong.
  2. Clean Your Desk:

    • Clear everything off your desk, give it a good cleaning, and then only put back the things you use daily.
  3. Tidy Your Desktop:

    • After decluttering your desk, consider organizing it better. You can use desktop organizers or containers for this, like trays for papers and boxes for small items.
  4. Organize Your Drawers:

    • Put related items together in the same drawer, like stamps with envelopes or sticky pads with notepads. Use drawer organizers for small items like paper clips and tacks, and have a separate drawer for personal stuff.
  5. Keep Essentials Handy:

    • Place the tools and supplies you use most often within easy reach. Things you rarely use can be stored away.
  6. Deal with Mail:

    • Instead of letting mail pile up, sort it as soon as you get it. Separate it into categories like 'To Act,' 'To Read,' 'To File,' and 'To Delegate or Hand Off.'
  7. Set Expiry Dates:

    • You don't need to keep every piece of paper forever. Mark files or documents with discard dates so you know when it's time to toss or shred them.
  8. Manage Emails:

    • Use filters to categorize your emails, so you know which ones are a priority and can deal with them first.
  9. Think Digital:

    • Consider scanning and storing some of your paperwork on your computer. This can help reduce the need for physical files. Just make sure to back up your digital files regularly.
  10. Evening Cleanup:

    • Before wrapping up for the day, take a few minutes to straighten up your desk. It'll give you a clean slate to start from the next morning.

Once you've decluttered and organized, you might notice some dirt and dust left behind, especially under furniture or in high-traffic areas. That's where SERVPRO of East Fort Worth can help. We can freshen up your office with carpet and furniture cleaning. If you're thinking of giving your office a new coat of paint, don't forget to clean the walls first for proper adhesion. Whether you need cleaning for painting prep or just a professional touch, give us a call at (817) 293-5553 to schedule your cleaning appointment.

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