Clean Desk, Clear Mind – Why A Clean Workspace Is Good For You

by | Oct 27, 2020 | Blog


Research has shown that being in a cluttered environment makes it more difficult for us to concentrate. How? When there’s lots of objects and shapes for our brains to take in, it affects how quickly we can process situations.

So, with that logic in mind, it’s quite possible that having a clean desk is good for you and your mental health at work. As a professional cleaning company, we can help you with just that!

What is a clean desk policy?

At the end of each working day, employees are required to clear their desk. Anything that is not fixed i.e. a computer screen or telephone needs to be filed away securely. This means that any cups, folders, notepads, sticky notes or any removeable media aren’t just left lying around.

Will a clean desk help my mental health?

By creating an organised work space, it can help improve your mental health at work by reducing stress. Getting rid of clutter and having a clean desk is a great place to start! Any old papers, notes, used pens, rubbish…pop them in the recycling. Cleaning out your desk drawers is also very therapeutic. Even though they aren’t immediately visible, unorganised drawers can make things more stressful as they’re difficult to find.

Official guidance on working safely during coronavirus (COVID-19) can be found, here.

What else can help?

It’s not just a clean desk that can help, why not take the time to organise your virtual office space? Re-organise your desktop programmes, archive old folders and finally click ‘empty’ on the recycling bin. By making sure your computer has an organised filing system too, this will help ease stress as you will find your files quicker and easier.

How can we help?

As a professional cleaning company with over 20 years in the industry, we provide a comprehensive list of cleaning services to a wide range of clients. If your office is in need of a spritz, we can help with:

No matter the contract size, we pride ourselves in ensuring the very best cleaning standards, guaranteeing a perfect result.

Now more than ever, it’s important to ensure that our work environments are kept clear, clean and sanitised. If you’d like to learn more about our cleaning services, please contact us!