It’s all too easy to allow our workplaces to become a little messy, especially for those of us who have chosen to be our own bosses or run a work-from-home business. While having some disorder seems justifiable because nobody else is there to see; did you know that clutter is affecting your productivity? Organization and success in entrepreneurship go hand-in-hand. Below are a few big ways keeping your workspace clean can improve your business.
Clearing Out That Clutter Might Be The Secret To Success
Say goodbye to the mess, and the stress
Did you know that the cleanliness of your house has a direct correlation to your health? More specifically, your mental health. A variety of studies have been conducted by universities across the country that prove this. On one occasion sixty women were asked about the organizational practices in their homes. The women who described their homes as messy and full of clutter also reported feeling more fatigued and higher rates of depression.
A clean space helps you work harder
When the only things in front of you are the things that you need, your ability to focus on the task at hand shoots through the roof. Taking everything that you don’t need out of your workspace forces you to take a hard look at what needs to get done. Still, that’s not the only way cleaning up can make a difference for you. An organized space has also been found to increase creativity! So next time you want to get those juices flowing, consider doing a bit of spring cleaning.
Saving yourself time (and money)
Disorganization comes in many forms. It might look like the piles of papers sitting on your desk, or the hundreds of unnamed files on your computer. Either way, when you have clutter, you probably spend a lot of time looking for things. Time is money and without a system for organization, your valuable time must be sacrificed to recover lost items. Your business should run like a well-oiled machine, being able to navigate through your own belongings is important to that.
In order to be working as effectively as you can, you need to care about the organization of your workspace. Having to work surrounded by clutter doesn’t just increase the likelihood of you losing important materials. You are also putting yourself in an environment that has the power to distract and stress you out. Think about that next time you are considering saving cleanup for “another time”. Having a nice, clean, area to work in will help you become more productive, which can only make your business better. Reach out to Alan with AdvancingWithUs for more home-based business tips and advice.