Christmas time, filing and deadlines. Colleagues rushing home to get wine. (We hope you read that as Cliff Richard’s Mistletoe and Wine. If you didn’t, please re-read!)
Christmas is vast approaching, but of course you already knew that. We imagine you are feeling a tad stressed and that’s okay. Your work may be on the wind down, or you may be trying to fit too much into each day so you can have Christmas off. Either way, your office needs to be ready for Christmas. Jobs done, files organised and work finished, so you can have the Christmas holiday you deserve.
2020 best be ready for how productive you’re going to be!
‘Howwwwww’ we hear you cry. You’re busy as it is. Don’t worry. That’s why we’re here. To make your life easier. These are 5 very simple ways to get your office ready for Christmas, and your working life in order, so you can come home stress-free for Christmas.
Step 1) Declutter your paperwork
This is not as scary as it sounds, here’s what to do…
Grab everything – Collect all your paperwork; all bits on your desk, in drawers, underneath your desk and stuffed in various dark corners of the office (don’t worry, everyone does it).
Create piles – Go through the paperwork (we recommend putting on some of your favourite music to keep you going) and sort them into 3 piles, ‘Keep’, ‘Chuck’, ‘Shred’.
Deal with your piles – For your ‘Keep’ pile, decide which ones you want a hard copy of and which ones you can scan and keep an online copy of. File your hard copies into a labelled binder for future use. For your ‘chuck’ pile, simply recycle them. Just make sure they don’t have any personal information on, or else they will need shredding. For your ‘Shred’ pile, do just that and recycle the filings.
Step 2) Clear out your desk
Now that your paperwork has gone, it’s time to make sure the rest of your desk is decluttered. Remove any rubbish, old snacks (we’re not judging), random cutlery items in your drawer, any pens that no longer work, empty packages, etc. Sort through each drawer and remove anything you don’t need. This will give you an idea of any stationery you need for the new year and give you a clean space to work from. Ready to live your most productive life in January.
Step 3) Empty office fridge
We have all been there. We’ve come back from Christmas break to discover some festering, moldy, horror movie type scene in the office fridge. Not this year. Make sure your fridge is completely empty, and once it is, take this as the time to clean it out. Don’t want to do that? Not a problem. We can do that for you.
Step 4) Celebrate all your wins this year
It’s very easy for us to just think about the new year approaching. We get into a mindset of focusing only on what we need to improve, what goals we need to achieve, what more can we do. Whilst that is all well and good, it’s also really important to reflect on what you’ve done well this year. Have a team meeting and discuss your wins, the things you’ve been awesome at and celebrate each other. This will help reduce stress levels and create a much more positive mindset ready for Christmas and work in January.
Step 5) Clean it up
It’s time to get your office cleaned up. We’ve said it before and we’ll say it again. Tidy space, tidy mind. You’ve cleaned up your desk, your fridge is empty. Now it’s time to get rid off the dust, dirt and grime, ready for a clean slate in the new year. Not convinced? See our last post ‘3 Shocking Reasons Why Hiring A Cleaner Will Save You Money’ to see the gross hygiene facts and statistics about an office environment.
And don’t worry. You don’t have to do it! We know you’re busy. Just give us a call and we will come in and get your office Christmas ready. You don’t have to lift a finger.
As an extra Christmas treat, use code ‘MoppCommercial15’ to receive 15% off your Christmas clean with us. *T&C’s apply.
Have a very Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year!
The Moppettes! X
*Weekly or Fortnightly cleaning service must be booked – 15% discount applied to first clean only. Not to be used in conjunction with any other offer