5 Things to consider when clearing out the office

Some of us spend up to 40 hours per week in the office, for most of us, the office is our second home.  It’s imperative to say a clean workplace provides a happier, healthier place to work and let’s not forget first appearances make the first impression about your work ethic.

Clients and customers often judge the quality of your service by the condition of your office. If it is unkempt, they will receive the impression that you do sloppy work and don’t pay attention to detail.

But if you’re not sure where to start then don’t fret, we have put together 5 things that have helped many others with London office clearance, so put your seatbelt on we’re going on a 5 step clearing spree!

Step 1 – Plan ahead

Ask yourself the following questions:

  • Can you or your team do this yourselves?
  • Do you need to hire an outside cleaning/clearing agency?
  • Think about time scale, how much time will you need to keep aside for this task.
  • Can the clearing be done during your usual business hours?
  • What tools will you need?

Step 2 – What you really need to keep in the office

Empty everything, your desk, drawers, shelves and put them all together in a box or a cupboard, when you need something from the box  or cupboard put it back on the shelve or drawer.  Eventually you will be left with all the items you haven’t used which in turn means you have no use for them.

Step 3 – Office recycling solutions

There are many benefits of recycling all office waste, both for your company and for the environment. Recycling in offices and in the work place, today, is easier than ever. At the very least all you have to do is install an office recycling bin.  You can donate your unwanted furniture to others and if you are not able to donate you can hire an office clearance London company to collect your furniture and recycle it for you at a cost.  Make sure the company is licensed and meet all recycling regulations.

Step 4– What to do with electrical waste

Electronics donation and recycling is a great way to help conserve resources and natural materials. It is important to make sure you are donating and/or recycling electronics safely and correctly.  It is imperative that you hire an office clearance London company who are licensed and specialise in WEEE Waste Collection/Removal.

What is WEEE you say? Here’s the definition: WEEE (Waste Electrical and Electronic Equipment) is a government directive, it came in to force in 2002. The WEEE Directive set collection, recycling and recovery targets for all types of electrical goods.

Step 5 – Give everything a home

Everything should have its own place. If it doesn’t have an immediate purpose, it either shouldn’t be there or be hidden from view. Extraneous items can lead to a cluttered, potentially distracting workspace.

Now that we’ve shared our 5 steps, why not give it a try yourself.  Happy clearing!! And, if you need our help just drop us a line on 020 8558 1782.