Keeping Your Start-up Office Clutter Free

5th March 2015

Commercial offices are a big investment and should therefore be treated with the upmost respect. Maintenance, no matter how big or small is imperative as your office speaks volumes about your business and plays a crucial role in the way your clients and potential clients perceive you. It may seem dull, but even the smallest of household tasks can vastly improve the appearance of your office, and so ensuring it looks its best at all times is essential. Whether you choose to invest in a cleaner or to draw up a weekly rota of so-called office chores to delegate amongst your staff, here are just a few tips to help you keep on top of office maintenance.

Implement a Clean Desk Policy

A clean desk policy is a rule that has been implemented by a many offices for a while now, but is something that so often gets forgotten about and dismissed. You must play an active role in the success of a clean desk policy by supplying your employees have the tools in which to do. A clean desk policy should not strictly be assigned to paper and documents alone; try to discourage staff from eating at their desks too as this is especially unhygienic and can leave desks looking untidy and dirty too.

Go Paperless

Ensuring your staff go paper free means clutter is reduced and when applied in conjunction with a clean desk policy, means desks are left looking effortlessly tidy. Clutter aside, a paperless office is a greener office and is a step in the right direction for reducing your negative impact on the environment.

Service Your Equipment Regularly

We heavily rely on equipment such as computers, printers and copiers we use within our day to day working life but is a factor we also take for granted too. Yet broken down office equipment is something that frustrates us hugely. Ultimately, it is our responsibility to make sure any office equipment we use is serviced on a regular basis, or else the blame for their faults is entirely down to us. If servicing equipment is something you are unfamiliar with, then employing the services of a company such as Critical Power Supplies Limited will mean your electrical goods will work perfectly month after month.

Draw Up a Rota

If your business is housed within a small office building, then often, the amount of maintenance required within an office is minimal, and therefore does not require the services of a professional cleaner. Drawing up a rota and delegating weekly cleaning jobs amongst your staff members can reduce your outgoings significantly, and general housekeeping can be done relatively quickly within working hours. Obviously, if your office surroundings are on a much larger scale, then this might not be a viable option for you and hiring contract cleaners is something you cannot avoid.

Corey is an all round tech guru who has worked at some major blue chip companies. He started Poweronemedia to share his views and knowledge with the rest of the blogging world.