Spring Clean Your Home Office the Sustainable Way
If you’re looking for a way to get your home office spic and span this spring, why not do so in an eco-friendly way?
Reducing waste and investing in sustainable materials can help make your workspace greener, while simultaneously saving you time and money, and if we are honest, your sanity. Here’s some tips from The Office Crowd on how you can take a sustainable approach to your spring cleaning routine.
Prioritize Paper First things first
Take the time to go through all of the paper documents in your office, sorting them into piles of what needs to be recycled or shredded. If you are like us, you have a giant pile of papers that you think you may need to refer back to. We know we are just going to search for the original email when we actually need to read it right?
This is an important step if you want to reduce your environmental impact while cleaning up. Be sure to use a shredder that is Energy Star certified, as it will help lower energy costs and emissions over the long run.
Invest in Eco Friendly Materials When it comes to cleaning supplies, ditch the chemical-filled products and opt for organic alternatives instead. Not only are these products better for the environment, but they’re also better for your overall health.
Look for cleaning products that are biodegradable, non-toxic, and free from artificial fragrances. And don’t forget about reusable cloths and sponges too – these can be washed and reused multiple times before needing to be replaced!
Sort Out Cables & Cords
It’s easy for cords and cables to become a tangled mess over time. To prevent this from happening, invest in some cord organizers that will keep everything neat and organized. This will help reduce clutter on your desk while also reducing the amount of energy wasted on unused or forgotten electronics.
Donate Old Office Furniture
If you find yourself with any old furniture taking up space in your office, consider donating it to someone who could benefit from it rather than throwing it away or letting it sit idle. There are plenty of charities out there that accept donations of used furniture – all you have to do is give them a call! We also take back any name brand chairs and desks that are lightly used, Such as Herman Miller Aeron Chairs, Knoll, Steelcase and Orange Box. We love a good second hand office chair!
Give Away Old Books & Magazines
Donate any books or magazines that you don’t need anymore instead of simply throwing them away. You could even find creative ways for them to be upcycled into something new!
For example, if you have any old hardcover books that are still in good condition, consider using them as decorative pieces in your home office by turning them into bookends or paperweights.
Clean The Air With Indoor Plants
Lastly, add some life (literally!) to your home office by adding some indoor plants which act as natural air filters! Not only do they look great but they can help reduce airborne toxins like formaldehyde as well as increase oxygen levels indoors – both of which are beneficial for overall health and productivity! Plus you already cut down on toxic chemicals when you switched out your cleaning products! Spring into healthy air quality!
Spring cleaning doesn’t have to mean wasteful practices – with just a few simple steps, whether you are a facilities manager in the UK, or setting up your cosy home office. You can make your office eco-friendly this season!
From prioritizing paper recycling to investing in organic cleaning materials, there are plenty of ways you can make sure your workspace remains tidy without negatively impacting the environment. So get ready – it’s time start spring cleaning sustainably!