Do you feel discouraged looking at your desk or office? Or maybe you keep telling yourself that if you can find everything you need in your organized chaos, why clean it up. Here are a few indisputable reasons why you should clean up your work space:
1. Efficiency. Getting yourself organized and keeping it that way increases your efficiency. Regardless of how organized you believe the piles of paper on your desk are, it is better to keep them neatly in folders so that rather than guessing where they are, you know for sure. Organize your work space in such a way that all of the necessary items are within reach so that you are not tempted to pile them on your desk again.
2. Reduces stress. A cluttered workspace can bring on anxiety and reduce productivity. To prevent unnecessary stress, schedule a monthly clean up to ensure that you get in the habit of keeping your workspace clean and neat.
3. Perception. What do you think of a person when you walk into their cluttered office? Disorganized probably comes to mind. Even if that does not accurately describe you, your workspace speaks for you. Look at your space from an outsider’s eye and be honest with your own perception of who you would imagine works there.
There are many ways of keeping yourself organized. Scheduling a monthly clean up is important, especially for those individuals that are constantly busy. Give your workspace a priority as it not only reflects in your work but on you as an individual.