The last thing on your mind as a small business owner that is doing everything possible to keep your business running, is keeping your work space clean. You may forget to clean every once in a while, but why should you make it habit?
A clean work space benefits everyone in your office or facility. Here are a few reasons how it can help your business.
Find Everything You Need!
When your work space is neat and clean it is easier to remember where you put your important files or your favorite pen. Whatever it is, it will be harder to find when your work space is messy and disorganized. We’ve all heard a variation of “it’s my mess, I know where my stuff is”, but lead by example and promote a clean environment so there is no room for misplacing important belongings.
A Clean First Impression
It is important to leave a “clean” first impression on your clients and prospective employees. You wouldn’t like to walk into a room that looks like this… (This is dramatization, I hope you never walk into a room like this)
If you did you probably wouldn’t want to do business with this person or purchase their services. Same applies to the people walking into your place of work. Keep your work place neat and clean and you’ll impress everyone who comes in the office.
Adding to the first impression you set for new clients and employees, consistent cleanliness can help with your branding. Some people spend thousands of dollars for new branding campaigns. What is better than getting it done for free? When people think of your business you want them to know you are clean. Cleanliness in the mind of the consumer is directly tied with success. They will probably choose to do business with someone who is clean with their business.
You won’t be the only one walking into their office with a smile on. Your employees will be happier. Coming into an organized desk and a clean environment can make you feel refreshed. Every day is a new day. If it was disorganized and cluttered, you may be slowing down the productivity of your employees because who wants to spend 8 hours in a place that is unclean? An organized environment can directly result in better productivity from your employees. Keep everyone happy and work clean!