Tips for How to Clean Out an Office

Tips for How to Clean Out an Office


Are you staring at a disaster zone in your office, unsure of where to begin organizing? Whether conducting a seasonal clearing and streamlining project or a final cleanout before moving on, an office can be one of the most intimidating rooms to manage. From years of paper build-up to all the random odds and ends that somehow make their way into a work space, there’s likely a mountain of debris to remove.

They say the longest journeys begin with a single step. Figuring out how to take that first step can be a challenge when you’re dealing with a cluttered office. Fortunately, this is also one of the easiest beasts to tame, once you get started.


Clean Out an Office Efficiently and Quickly


You don’t have an unlimited amount of time to dedicate to an office cleanout. Whether you’re purging the home office or your space at work, time is valuable. Working quickly and efficiently frees you up to tackle more important tasks and can help you accomplish them more effectively when your space is clutter-free.

Start with three containers: one for things you need to keep, one for things you need to throw away, and one for things that simply don’t belong in the office. You may have to empty these containers into corresponding piles to fill them again, but sorting is vital.

Once everything is sorted, focus on replacing the items you intend to keep. If there’s no logical place for them, find a designated space or reconsider its importance. Floating items contribute to clutter, which can quickly overtake your space again if you’re not watchful.

Now, address the things that don’t belong in the office in the first place. Get them out of your space and into their designated homes, so that you’re left with only the pile of things you need to discard.

The “throw away” pile is a challenge in that it needs to be processed a second time when other tasks are complete. There are things to recycle, things to donate and things to trash. Your goal should be keeping the latter pile as small as possible. The less you throw into a landfill, the better steward you are for the environment.

Donation items may need to be taken to several different locations, as not all donation centers will accept all items. If you’re handling this project on your own, be prepared to make a few separate drop-offs stops.

All recyclable materials are not processed at the same location, so there’s a small chance you may need to make more than one trip for your recyclables, as well.


Streamlining an Office Cleanout for Peak Efficiency


Dealing with the collected debris in the aftermath of a major office purge can be the biggest and most difficult part of the entire project. It doesn’t have to be such a challenge, though.

Our Jiffy Junk technicians are knowledgeable, professional and experienced in providing ethical assistance when Nassau or Suffolk County clients clean out an office. We’ll even leave the space clean-swept and free of dust as part of our white-glove service. Your entire “discard” pile will be sorted for donation, recycling and disposal, with an emphasis placed on reducing landfill waste. In one fell swoop, the biggest part of your project is handled ethically.

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