April 8, 2017

6 Ways to Spring Clean Your Ergonomic Workspace

by TrueNorth Desks

Spring cleaning is here! As the weather grows warmer and the days get longer, everyone is more inspired to dig through their closets and clean out their junk. This doesn’t have to be reserved for the home! Your ergonomic and standing workstation should also receive the cleaning treatment this time of year. Set aside a few hours this week to clean, declutter and enhance your work space. There is no reason to keep living and working in chaos!  Here are 6 ways to spring clean your ergonomic workspace:

Get Rid of Papers

We know how quickly the workstation can become overwhelmed with clutter. Desks and drawers can seem to be overrun with documents and it’s hard to find ways to part with papers that might be important. Section off your ergonomic workspace with items to scan and items to shred. Scan, label and digitally file the most important documents, and create a sense of confidence when it’s time to get rid of the hard copies. Hold onto the shred pile until you’ve had a chance to revisit it later in the week. Do a final run through to be sure everything can actually be thrown away, and happy shredding!

Digital Clutter

Once you’ve had a chance to clean out the physical clutter surrounding your desk, switch your focus to your digital organization. Our computers can easily become almost overrun with loose files and unnamed documents. Go through your documents with an organized structure for naming files. Categorize documents by date and year, and delete unnecessary files. One of the scariest moments you can have at your adjustable height desk is a moment of wondering if you’ve lost an important digital file. Backup everything on an external hard drive, and remove the worry from the back of your mind. Clean out your email inbox and categorize messages that need to be saved, and remove ones that can be tossed.

Invest in Health

As you look for ways to improve your surroundings this spring, consider making the move to an ergonomic workstation. A standing desk can dramatically increase health and well-being for users. Standing desks offer users a chance to reduce heart rate and chance for obesity and diabetes. Instead of sitting all day, invest in your health this spring and find something that is ergonomically sound.

Collaboration is Key

Team up with officemates to establish a spring cleaning challenge and schedule results. As a group, tackle the conference room and other collaborative meeting spaces, and ensure that everyone’s standing desk is in order. When everyone is working toward the same goal, and results can be seen throughout the office, it’s more motivating to keep the clean spaces intact. If everyone is working together, you can most likely commit one day to the whole process. The boss can order lunch for the crew, and trust that documents, both hard copied and digital, are in place and ready to access.

Contact Us

At TrueNorth, we have created a line of standing desks that contribute to the overall health and attitudes of office employees. Our team of customer service representatives are available to help you determine which of our standing desks is best suited for you and your office. When choosing to invest in your corporate furniture, consider the many benefits offered through TrueNorth. Contact us today to learn more about our ergonomic office furniture and to get started on your order.

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