Since the pandemic, many have started working from home. It’s been an adjustment to separate work and personal life. One way to keep yourself sane is to maintain a clutter-free and clean workspace.
Decluttering and cleaning can do a lot more than you think. When you declutter your workspace, you:
- Increase motivation
- Lower stress and anxiety
- Boost productivity & focus
- Enhance creativity
- Create more time for your personal life
So how do you start decluttering your workspace? Here’s our step-by-step guide to get you started:
STEP 1: Find out what you need
As much as we want everything to be within reach, too many things can be a distraction. Find out what you need when you’re in the “work zone.”
STEP 2: Clear your desk or workstation
After finding out what you need, start with a clean slate. It helps give an idea of how much space you have. Other than your desk, empty out your drawers too.
STEP 3: Throw, Move, Keep
Make piles to know where each item belongs to. Throw away the obvious trash, move the multiples and keep the things you constantly reach for.
STEP 4: Wipe it clean
Once you have a clear desk and empty drawers, you’ll notice dust and stains in corners. Start wiping and cleaning them off with either a 500ml Kurin All-Purpose Spray Bottle or your 65ml Kurin Pocket for an easy spray, wait and wipe-off. Your first wipe-through is to clean, but add in two to three more sprays to ensure that the spaces are sanitized and disinfected.
STEP 5: Label and Categorize
Start going through your keep pile and categorize them - office documents, bills, or personal notes. Label them to save time from future sorting.
STEP 6: Have a place for everything
Grab your storage boxes or empty cardboard boxes lying around at home! Have a place for everything: books with books, pens with pens. This way, you know where to put them after each use.
STEP 7: Tame those cables
Run through your dusty cables with Kurin, then tie or clip your power cables together to make your space look neat. You may use a cable organizer tube and mount them under your desk or if you have a lot of cables, DIY a cable organizer.
STEP 8: Get rid of Digital Clutter
Delete digital files, duplicates, sort through your email and categorize them into folders. There are a few desktop apps you can install to help you save time on sorting.
STEP 9: Create a routine around cleaning
Once you do a full swoop of decluttering both physical and digital, it’ll be much easier to make a routine out of decluttering before and after working: throw away trash and put things back in their designated spaces.
STEP 10: Disinfect high-touch surfaces
You’ll never know how much bacteria your hands and fingers could be holding, so make it a daily habit to disinfect with Kurin before and after a full work day. These spaces and items include:
- Computer mouse
When you’re surrounded by a clean and neat space, you’ll have a clearer mind and a more energized spirit to work in your space to the best of your abilities. Count on Kurin to be your companion for your decluttering journey.