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A messy office on Monday morning can really drain your productivity. A neat, organized atmosphere helps you focus on your work– not clutter, dirt, germs, and stains. By keeping a tidy workspace, you make the most of your 40+ hours. A clean cubicle, office, or shop floor is best for your mind and your body.
Increase Efficiency and Limit Distractions
People who work in a cluttered environment can get overwhelmed constantly dealing with unorganized documents, files, and excess equipment. An attractive, organized workspace will make it easier to focus on projects. You’ll also find yourself with a more efficient physical workspace instead of constantly pushing the mess to the side then adding more to the pile.
Also, clear up the virtual clutter on your computers such as unnecessary files on your desktop or an overflowing email inbox. Create a pending folder. A pending folder helps you clear off your workspace while at the same time provides you with a readily accessible folder to centralize and easily locate imminent projects
Create designated spaces for frequently used items and supplies so that you can quickly find when you need them. However, try to make these designated spaces “closed” spaces, such as drawers and cabinets. Storing things on open shelves or on top of your desk does not remove those visual stimuli that create stress. Focus on lessening the amount of clutter that your eyes see.
Dirty Can Bring You Down
All those hours in a messy workspace can take a toll on your mood, sleep, health, and more.
According to Psychology Today, clutter bombards our minds with excessive stimuli on the senses, making it more difficult to focus. These micro distractions inhibit creativity and productivity. By invading the open ‘head space’, we are less able to think, brainstorm, and problem solve.
Clutter also embarrasses and frustrates us –by preventing us from locating what we need quickly.
In addition to the mental stress, a dirty office can also cause physical illness. Did you recently have a cold? (Or did anyone else who touches your keyboard or phone?) Do you sometimes eat lunch at your desk? Did you spill a drink? Your desk could be harboring crumbs plus molds and viruses. Germs could be growing in the bathroom, the kitchen or the common reception areas.
Carpets in the work environment can be dirty and unhealthy. Even the cleanest looking carpets can harbor a wide range of mold, mildew, fungi, pesticides and other toxins. Dirty fibers can hold up to eight times their weight in bacteria and dirt which can lead to respiratory issues and allergy problems.
Vacuuming does help, but even the best vacuum will remove less than half of the grime in your carpet. So have the carpets cleaned by a professional on a regular basis to protect the health of your workers and customers.
A Cumulative Effect
According to the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA), indoor air can be up to five times more polluted than air outside. In today’s world, now we spend almost 90 percent of our time indoors breathing dust mites, pet dander, pollen, molds, and toxins. Each exposure increases the number of toxins our bodies must combat. Dirty carpets stress your immune system. Allergies such as itchy eyes, runny nose, and wheezing can also be aggravated by an unclean workspace.
It takes two…
While you work on controlling the clutter and finding homes for all of those random documents piling up, you can rely on respected carpet cleaners like PCS Niagara to keep the carpets clean and healthy.
PCS Niagara’s 200% satisfaction guarantee is a pledge that you will be satisfied that our work is complete and done to the highest professional standards. They will re-clean any areas that you feel dissatisfied with, for free. If you are still not pleased, they will return your money for those area(s) & pay another company of your choice to redo them.
PCS Niagara employes courteous, uniformed, and knowledgeable specialists to utilize specially designed equipment and proprietary cleaning and spot removal formulations. For office cleaning in the Niagara Falls area, please call 289-271-0163 or visit pcsniagara.com .