Wednesday, March 27, 2013

Spring tips for the office space

Now that spring is in the air, some employees are experiencing cabin fever after a long winter. Many business owners want know how they can freshen up the office to put some spring back into workers' steps and help prevent employees from calling off work. 

Make a clean sweep

The warmer season is the perfect time to have all carpets cleaned professionally. Mud, salt, dirt and other substances tracked into the workplace can be tackled by a professional carpet cleaning service. If it is within budget, a business owner may want to have the floors re-stripped and waxed to create a polished and gleaming space. 

Wash all windows to get rid of any grime so the season's sunlight can stream through and illuminate the space. Keeping window sills free from clutter and pushing storage away from window panes will also allow for maximum sunshine exposure, which may boost workers' spirits and improve productivity.

Keep the office air fresh and clean by having the air ducts and vents cleaned. Ideally, this should be done twice a year, and spring is an optimal time because the heating season is over. A poorly maintained HVAC system drains money and can hurt workers' health.

Spring into reorganization 

An organized workspace is easier on the mind and more efficient. A business may want to use some colorful sticker labels to code file folders, keeping filing cabinets neat and desks free of paper clutter. A colorful tab is easier to find and reduces the time it usually takes to leaf through all the fine print of arbitrary files.

A business owner may want to dedicate 10 minutes at the end of each workday to purge old papers, sift through documents and clear off of the desk or worktable space. This simple step can prevent clutter from accumulating and make the atmosphere feel lighter and less overwhelming.

Spruce up the office 

Once the office is clean and organized, a business owner may want to have some garden pots filled with plants, topiaries or spring flowers such as tulips, daffodils and irises delivered to the office to spruce up office workstations, a reception area, conference rooms or lounges.

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