The days are getting longer and the air is getting warmer, which means it’s time to talk spring cleaning! Whether you love or hate the age-old practice, it’s a necessary part of life, so we’ve compiled some helpful tips to make this year’s routine fun and easy.
Make a ListYou might be overwhelmed at the thought of a major cleaning overhaul, but take it one step at a time. Organize your thoughts first, and then organize your space. Prioritize your list by what needs to be done and what is more for fun. You can tackle the tasks in whatever order works best for you—complete all the necessary tasks first, and save the best for last. Or alternate the fun tasks to keep you motivated for the big ones. Make your list work for you!
Create the Right AmbianceCreate an atmosphere that will keep your spirits up and your mind on your goal. Music gets the blood pumping? Find a killer Spotify playlist and turn up the volume (to a respectful level, of course). Or maybe a good podcast in the background will keep the fire burning. Find what motivates you and use it to make the process fun.
Teamwork Makes the Dream WorkDivide and conquer, as they say. Work together with your employees or officemates to take on big projects and keep you from feeling overwhelmed. Not only will the work get done faster, you’ll have more fun doing it together! Create little challenges and set rewards for crossing items off your list.
Add Your Personal TouchYour typical workday will get a strong boost if you make your workspace truly yours. Add photos of loved ones or fun memories. Decorate with cute knick knacks or bring in a couple of nice plants to bring a little life to your office (check with HR about what’s allowed first, though). If you have wall space, put up a nice painting or poster. These will help you feel connected to your office and take pride in it as well.
Think About the FuturePart of the philosophy of spring cleaning is “out with the old, in with the new.” Don’t be afraid to get rid of anything you no longer need. The best way to increase productivity is by letting go of the past and looking forward. Think about your future goals and who you want to be, and use spring cleaning as a tool to set yourself up for success. You’ll be more likely to reach your goals working from an organized, fun, personally rewarding space.
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