Life is incredibly busy, overwhelmingly so at times. While we’re going about our days just trying to keep on top of everything, keeping a neat and organised desk is often the least of our worries. But, believe it or not, having an untidy environment is actually detrimental to productivity.

So without further ado, here are four benefits of having a tidy workspace:

  • How tidy your office and workspace is, reflects on your company and your professionalism as an individual. An untidy desk suggests that you are unorganised and may make people question your ability to prioritise and work effectively.
  • A neat and tidy workplace can be an excellent marketing tool, whether you’re trying to impress current or prospective clients, industry peers or even people you work with.
  • Reducing clutter reduces workplace stress. Papers, chords and other items contributing to clutter subconsciously add to anxiety. De-cluttering your environment helps you maintain focus, which helps you be more efficient and reduces stress.
  • There’s a direct correlation between a clean work environment and improved employee health. A clean environment can help reduce the risk of you getting sick.

So put down what you’re doing and take 5 minutes to tidy up a bit. Not only will it look better, but you’ll feel better.