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Messy Desk Dilemma: Top tips to keep office desks clean & organised

Take a second to think about your desk at work and then ask yourself the following questions:

Can you see more paper than desk?
Do you regularly spend precious minutes searching for important pieces of documents that you swore were placed somewhere safely?
Are you constantly moving things out of the way so that you can actually do your job?

Whether you’re ready to admit it or not, if you find yourself nodding yes to any of these questions, then you’re definitely guilty of having an untidy desk.

It might not even be an issue for you – but we can assure you that it will be frustrating to those around you. Don’t panic though – we have some top tips on hand to help you clean up your office space as quickly and efficiently as possible.

Set Aside Time to Clean Your Desk  

You should allocate yourself a specific day in which you spend 10 minutes giving your desk a good clean and tidy. Once you’ve chosen a day – do it on this day every week. If you don’t stay on top of the tidying, it’s likely that it will soon get too much to handle all out once. Throw away anything you don’t need, organise your important documents, and gather together any items that you keep forgetting to take home.

Have a Bin in Reach

You’ll be amazed at the difference it makes when you have a bin nearby. If you have to stand up to put something in the bin, then you’re less likely to do so. Those who sit in close proximity to one are more likely to have clean and tidy desks. Therefore we suggest you make sure that your desk has one in easy reach.

Put Everything in the Correct Place

Don’t let things pile up on your desk – everything has a home and should be put back in the correct place. Your desk isn’t there to be used as storage space, you should only have the things you definitely need on your desk.

Client folders, stationary, and loose papers, all have their own storage place and should be filed away correctly and efficiently.

Don’t Restrict Organisation to the Desk Area

Don’t just stop at organising your messy desk – the whole office should also be held to the same high standards. This includes making sure that the floor around your desk is also kept spotless – don’t leave things to build up.

If there is a designated area to store coats and bags – make sure you use this. It prevents the office looking cluttered with everyone keeping their coats on  chairs or on the floor.

If your office space needs some organisation to keep everything ticking over nicely, we can help you out.

As leading providers of mobile shelving, we have a comprehensive range of cost efficient and space efficient solutions to suit your individual storage needs.

Just contact us on 01444 220290 and we will be happy to discuss your requirements.

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Tips For A Germ-Free Office This Winter

At Mobile Shelving Direct we are all about making your office environment as pleasant, organised and productive as possible. Usually, this revolves around our efficiency boosting and organisational products, such as our high density mobile shelving, but regular visitors to our blog will also be familiar with our informative blog.

One way that productivity can drop at this time of year is through the onset of those pesky colds and intruding flu. Unfortunately, offices can be somewhat of a breeding ground for illness, with the close-quarter working; particularly with the windows being closed throughout autumn and winter and the heating cranked up to eleven. Well, you’ll be glad to hear of our handy tips that you can utilise to reduce the spread of germs and bacteria around your office, and give you a better chance of spending your time at work germ-free!

Sanitising Gel

You’d be surprised – and probably a little disgusted – with the level of germs you can pick up on your brief foray away from your desk. These sanitising gels help to kill the germs that like to call your hands home. If you are rubbing your hands dry within 15 seconds, you’re doing it wrong; give your hands a full 30 seconds covered in the sanitising gel to be certain that you are definitely saying goodbye to each and every germ.

Sanitising Wipes

Try using heavy-duty sanitising wipes; you can give your desk a thorough cleanse and wipe, helping to tackle the places where your clingy germs try to lurk. If you clean your desk at least once a day, you will reduce the number of places where the bacteria can live, thus reducing the number of germs being spread around your office.

Clean Your Keyboard

As you might be able to imagine, the keyboard of your computer is a huge harbourer of germs and bacteria. According to the results of one particular study, the amount of germs on your keyboard is five times higher than a toilet! Less than 10% of people clean keyboards regularly, which could be a significant contributor to the spread of workplace illness and germs. Use cotton swabs, cleaning solution and compressed air to wipe and blow the dirt from under your keyboard. Your sniffley nose will thank you!

It’s at this time of year colds and flues like to come of out hiding and latch themselves on to just about anyone they can; give your workplace a spruce with antibacterial wipes, gels and liquids to stave off the attack of infection. Workplace illnesses not only affect productivity through absenteeism, but also through feeling run down around the workplace. So give your productivity and immune system a boost and try these handy hints out!

If you find your workplace productivity may also be deficient due to a lack of organisation or organisational tools and systems available, why not contact Mobile Shelving Direct to discuss our services. We can help boost your work’s productivity and organisation no end, so give us a call! You can contact one of our friendly team on 01444 220290, where we are always eager to boost your workplace organisation and productivity!

Until then… let those germs know they have a fight on their hands!

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3 Benefits of Work Benches


Providing you with quality mobile shelving units is what we excel at, though it’s not the only thing we can provide. We aim to make every workplace as efficient and productive as possible; believe it or not work benches are also essential parts of many workplaces. Continue reading

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3 Re-Organisation Tips for Your Office this Autumn

At Mobile Shelving Direct we love being able to offer an array of solutions to give your office that extra level of organisation. This can be in the form of anything from our mobile shelving systems to our advice and tiptop tip-filled blog. Continue reading

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Productively Jazz Up Your Office Space

Productivity and organisation in the workplace are everything. At Shelf Space, everything from our electric powered mobile shelving to our high density mobile shelving helps to create a cleaner work environment, which ultimately leads to an improved level of organisation. There are of course other tips which you can utilise in your office space to help boost you and your workers’ productivity, and they don’t all have to revolve around shelving.

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Tips for Brightening Your Office

When it comes to providing an effective mobile shelving system, our team are the go to guys. We understand what it takes to create an effective and productive office space, and what little tricks you can do to impact workplace efficiency.

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3 Tips for Improving Your Office Efficiency

When it comes to creating an efficient storage system, our mobile shelving systems can be just the solution that your company is looking for to improve your workplace storage efficiency. Whilst shelving can be essential to creating a viable and organised office work environment, there are of course other means which can enable your workplace to become a bustling hive of uber-organisation.

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3 of the Biggest Warehouses in the World!

Previously we looked at some really, really big storage facilities in our blog 3 of the Biggest Storage Facilities on Earth! We have to say, those magnificent buildings really were big.

This time round we decided to take a look at some of the biggest warehouses in the world. As experts in mobile shelving, we’ve seen our fair share of warehouses, from the small family run business to the large scale industrial manufacturers, we thought we’d seen them all… but wow, these places really top the cake! Continue reading

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Greening up Your Office: The Basics (Part 2)

Hello and welcome back to our blog post series on how to make your office more environmentally friendly.  In part one, we covered cutting down on paper usage, recycling and saving on electricity which are the ABCs of the way to a greener future. However, because of how important saving our lovely planet is, we’re going to continue this series with a few more helpful reminders on where and how you can save energy, money and the environment.

Because we’re supply some of the best mobile shelves around, we’re all about ways to save and playing environmental super heroes falls right into that category. Continue reading

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Greening up Your Office: The Basics (Part 1)

In this modern age, we’re constantly thinking of new ways to help save our planet, whether it be electric cars helping us cut down on our fossil fuel usage, or buying more locally grown products – saving the planet has become our priority!

As a result of this, many businesses have implemented ways of aiming their workplaces towards being more environmentally friendly and considering any office goes through a lot of materials, this is a must for any workplace.

So how is it done? Well, it’s simple really, but as being environmentally friendly means working together, and because we provide some of the best mobile shelving to offices around the country, we thought we would share some tips on how to make your office more ‘green’. Continue reading

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