The average American will spend over 90,000 hours at work over the course of their life. WOWZA!
That means that you will spend about 35% of your lifetime at work. Simply put, we all spend a lot of time at our jobs!
There always seems to be an emphasis put on keeping our homes clean, but with all of the time we spend in the office, we should probably be putting a bit more attention on keeping our office spaces just as clean.
Imagine for a moment, if you will. We have Karen and Jill here, both have jobs and offices in Phoenix but their office spaces tend to be in different conditions.
Karen has an office that is seemingly spotless. Every paperclip is in its proper space, every pencil sharpened to perfection.
She takes the garbage in her office out every night and she leaves notes for the custodial crew to remind them to clean behind the picture frames of her resilient new pupper.
Jill, on the other hand, has a bit of a different story. The stacks of papers on her desk and floor could compete with the height of the Eiffel Tower.
Her garbage is overflowing and there is a bit of a stench when you walk into her office. She has coffee cups, books, sweaters, and who knows what else scattered around her office! Yikes.
Karen and Jill both work at the same company and have similar responsibilities. But, there seems to be quite a difference in their overall work productivity.
A lot of that could be due to the v of their offices.
Karen is taking advantage of the benefits that come from keeping a clean office, but Jill seems to be suffering due to the consequences of having an office space that could use some organization and cleanliness.
Germs are like that pesky fly in your home that just won’t go away. Everywhere you are and everywhere you go, you are surrounded by germs.
Office spaces are full of germs. With Karen keeping an office clean, she rarely misses work due to sickness and even has the energy to go on a quick walk around the mall during her lunch break.
Jill seems to always have a cold and she tends to take a few more sick days than most people. The cleanliness levels of their offices might have something to do with these differences.
With different people coming in and out and the germs piling up, you need to keep your office space clean in order to stay healthy.
Sitting in a space for a large part of the day that has excessive amounts of germs rolling around definitely won’t do anything good for your health.
That’s why you need to keep your office clean! Keep your space clean and free of clutter so that you can feel your best and so then you can perform your best.
There’s no way you are able to power through that last project of the day when your brain is feeling clouded due to the germs that are circulating through your office space.
A clean space portrays professionalism. Have you ever found out that you were having company over within the hour and started a mad dash around your home to make sure your home is as clean as possible?
Throw the dishes in the dishwasher, shove your clothes in your closet, and run the vacuum over the carpet at least a few times so that the vacuum lines are visible in the carpet.
Yes, you want to have a clean home when people come over, but you also probably want the people coming over to think that you have your life together.
Cleanliness just seems to give off that vibe.
When things look clean, they give off the vibe of professionalism. Do you want people to walk into your office and see a tidy space and think, “Wow. This person has got it all together. I trust them to take care of me.”
Or do you want someone to walk into your office space, see papers piled on top of each other, a trash can full of Chinese take out, and coffee mugs scattered throughout?
When they see this, they will most likely assume that you and your brain are just as scattered as the ten coffee mugs that are placed in just about every nook and cranny in your office.
Even if Karen doesn’t have it all together, her office sure makes it seem like she does!
Jill spends more time looking through her piles of papers then she spends on actually working on what is on the papers.
Dirty and disorganized offices put a giant pause on the productivity in your space.
When you are trying to sort through papers that are hidden under your lunch from two days ago, you end up taking way too much time looking and not enough time actually working on your project.
Karen has her papers filed away and knows where to access each of them.
She is able to save time during the day because she doesn’t have to search through every inch of her office looking for a specific item.
Imagine the feelings and emotions you feel when you walk into your home right after it had a good cleaning. You can smell the cleanliness and feel the calmness.
With all of the deadlines, reports, and other duties that are placed on your shoulders, you owe it to yourself to reduce your stress in some way.
The way that Karen feels in her office is as if she has a waterfall nearby and a bird lightly chirping in the background. She is really feeling that zen.
In Jill’s office, she is feeling everything but zen.
Her stress levels are through the roof! When you keep your office space clean, you can ease some of the stress you feel on a daily basis and have more energy to put into the task at hand.
We spend a lot of our time in the office so we might as well create office spaces that are clean and organized. The benefits of a clean office space speak for themselves!
Zerorez® Phoenix can help you keep your office in good condition and help you create a space where you feel healthier, calmer, and more productive.
We are willing to work after hours just so you don’t have to worry about trying to work around our technicians. We can come in and clean your office at night after hours and have it ready to go by the next day!
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