The term Spring Cleaning has a number or origins. From cultural to religious reasons, but did you know that it can all come down to basic human biology?
That’s right, your urge to clean comes from your body and the change of seasons. According to HowStuffWorks, our need to clean happens when warmer days start to roll around and our levels of melatonin decrease, which means more energy for us.
Thank you, Sun! Spring Cleaning is a great way to deep clean all of the areas you spend the most time in, and science says that our bodies were made for it.
So, what are the best tips to make that deep clean happen in your office space?
- Out With The Old Clutter can be a major distraction in your day. We often think of clutter as those sticky note to-do lists and age-old papers we don’t need anymore. However, clutter can be a part of our digital lives as well. Spring Cleaning out your computer and devices can be a nice relief and open up storage that is being taken up by nonessential data and information. Get it off of your desk and your desktop and rid your life of office clutter.
- Disinfect Your Surfaces While you’re doing away with the clutter around you, your immune system will thank you if you take some time to deep-clean those areas. Using a cleaner to remove old germs, dust, and coffee stains could help you from catching a cold or something worse. Try even keeping a small pack of disinfecting wipes near your desk to make it less of a hassle at the end of the year!
- Create Storage Areas After cleaning your space, keep the organization skill in mind. With the addition of a couple of folders or file storage, you can keep your workspace clutter-free for a longer period of time and work cleanly all year long. Spring Cleaning is a great reminder for all of us to take care of the space where we spend the majority of our day. You could find yourself feeling happier, more energized, and more productive if your workspace is just as tidy.