How to keep a clean desk?

Desk space in an office easily becomes cluttered. From paperwork to stationary, and the occasional food wrapper, maintaining a clean desk can be tricky. Eventually, it gets to the point where you sit at your desk and don’t know where to begin. At this stage, it might be time to think about keeping your desk clean.

Here at Concept Cleaning Services, we recognise that a clean workspace leads to a more effective work environment. It’s much easier to be productive in an environment that you don’t need to clean before you being working. An unorganised desk can clutter your mind, cause stress and make it easy to be distracted. In contrast, an organised desk can help you get started on tasks, know exactly where to find the stapler or post-it notes, while staying on task for longer.

We are experts at all things clean, and consequently, this is our guide to help you create S.P.A.C.E.


Organise your paperwork and seemingly random items by category. This makes it easier to know how useful or necessary something is. Useful categories include stationary, paperwork, research, notes and rubbish.


Once you have sorted your items, be ruthless. Don’t keep forms from a completed project sat in your in-tray when it could be filed away. Get rid of things you no longer need or use, and recycle paperwork that you have stored digitally. Notably, this simple action can also clear your mind.


Create a space to store all your categorised items. Draws and shelves can be really useful, rather than stacking items across your desk. Make use of a space organiser that you can purchase from most supermarkets or stationary stores.


If paperwork is left loose, it is easy for it to become mixed up or lost. Find containers to store forms and notes, and use tubs to store stationary items.


This is about creating a habit. If you can return your items to their new homes each day, you will be more focused and productive the following day.

In summary

A clean and tidy desk supports an effective and efficient work ethic. To increase your productivity, try our S.P.A.C.E. techniques. Why not contact us today at Concept Cleaning Services, and arrange a professional service, guaranteed to keep your office tidy?