As the seasons change and the weather becomes warmer, it’s time to get out of the house and enjoy the sunshine. But if you’re like many business owners, this is also a good time to take stock of your business—and make sure its systems are in good working order. Here are some tips for spring cleaning your business:
Clean off your desk.
This is a great time to get rid of clutter, especially if you’re looking to make some space in your office. If you have things on your desk that are unnecessary or haven’t been used in months, it’s time to let them go.
Make sure all of your files are organized in folders, and if you haven’t reviewed them recently, do it now.
Organizing your physical and digital files is important for several reasons:
Review all the extra paper you have lying around.
If you have a lot of extra paper lying around, it’s time to review it. You should be able to get rid of most of the stuff in this pile–so shred or recycle what you can’t throw out. Then keep a separate pile for the items that might be useful later on (like tax forms) and put them away somewhere safe until they’re needed again. If there are still too many papers left over after that, consider getting a filing cabinet or other storage system so that all those important documents won’t take up valuable space on your desk anymore!
Decide if the information is still relevant and important.
If it’s not relevant or important, throw it away. If the information is still relevant and important, keep it! If you have questions about what to do with the information, ask someone for advice.
If not, shred it or recycle it.
If you’re not sure where to start with your business, here are some questions to ask yourself:
Take some time to review how you manage projects.