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5 Reasons to Declutter Your Office Space

Posted on 14 April 2020

Decluttering an office is not only beneficial for your staff’s morale but is a great way to retain clients and entice new clients too! This month, Beta Skips are going to explain how hiring a skip for an office cleanout could help large office spaces.

Woman Tidying Up Office Desk

1. Great first impression

A messy office will not impress clients. Messy surroundings will encourage clients to believe that the company is disorganised – which is certainly not what you want to portray. Losing a client’s trust over a cluttered office space is avoidable, so it’s time to get everything ship-shape in order to ‘wow’ old and new clients. 

Broken items, excess boxes, chairs, sofas and other furniture needs to go! Anything that you’ve been hoarding, albeit in a designated room, hidden in cupboards or plonked in the corner, should go straight into the skip. Having ample space to place unwanted and unused objects is a good start to clearing out a large office.


2. Increases motivation

Having information and notes readily available will ensure employees maintain their momentum, especially when they’re in the middle of a project. Having to stop part-way through in order to find something can slow the process down and cause tasks to take much longer.

A neat and tidy desk will lessen distractions and keep your staff working to their full potential. To increase motivation, have paper shredders close by, encourage recycling and cleaning and hire a skip for a big clear-out – employees will be able to clear their desks of general rubbish they’ve gained over the years.

3. Less sick days 

Janitor cleaning white desk in modern office

A desk filled with books, cups, mugs, food wrappers, novelty toys and other items, can cause a build-up of dust, crumbs and spillages, which leads to sticky desks and the growth of bacteria. 

If you’ve ever wondered why a worker has so many sick days, it could be to do with their working environment. Keeping a work station free from dust and dirt will keep employees healthy at work.

It’s likely that staff will have less sick days if desks are kept clutter-free and are disinfected regularly.

4. Tidy space – fewer mistakes

If you’ve ever left a post-it on the corner of your computer screen and had it fall off into the rest of the paperwork on your desk, you will understand that reminders can easily become missed. A messy desk can lead to mistakes, so it’s important to file away paperwork and throw out any paperwork that’s no longer needed, into a skip.

5. Minimalism = modern company

If you’re a digital agency, clients expect to see a modern office, not one with hundreds of filing cabinets. Having a minimalist approach in a large office space will reassure clients of the companies’ transparency and will show them the company is organised, switched-on and knows how to backup files securely in a digital format.


Operating throughout Rotherham, Barnsley and Mexborough, Beta Skips provides commercial skip and domestic skips to all clients in the surrounding areas. With fast deliveries, great prices and years of experience within the industry, you can be sure to rely on our friendly team to provide a service that’s second-to-none. For more information contact us today. 

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