So Fresh, So Clean: How to Spring Clean Your Small Business


It’s that time of year again when all of your neighbors are losing their minds trying to organize their garages. Even though spring is the perfect time to get your house in order (and get rid of your spouse’s ugly clothes without them knowing), it’s also the best time to declutter your business. If your storage room, break room, or even your own desk is full to the brim with boxes, junk, and even more junk, it’s time to spring clean. We’ve gathered our favorite tips to help you turn that space out of a hoarder’s fantasy into something your mom would be proud of. Plus, having a cleaner space will help you focus on your business instead of all the clutter.

Get out of Your Funk and Dejunk

First things first: You’ve got to get rid of stuff in order to really clean things out. Yes, this can be one of the most overwhelming parts of the process. But with a little coffee (okay, a lot of coffee) and a full day of dedication, you can donate things, chuck things, or even find things you’ve been missing for a long time. Separate things into piles like, “goes in the garbage” and “someone can use this.” That way you know exactly what to do with everything once you’re done.

Go Paperless, Save the Planet

If there’s one thing we’re all about in the PNW, it’s the environment. And with Earth Day just around the corner, there’s no better time than spring to embrace the environment (and your inner Captain Planet) and go paperless. To start out, you can do all of your invoicing online using Google Docs, and you can reduce all the receipts you give out by using a mobile device like Square. Once you go paperless, you never go back. Go, planet!

Do the Impossible: Hit Inbox Zero

Do you get overwhelmed every time you see the number of unread emails staring at you from your phone or computer? Set some time aside this spring to go through all of your emails and delete, organize, delete, archive, and delete some more. This small change can make a big difference in how organized you feel every day.

Refresh Your Social Media

Give your business the ultimate refresh this spring; go through all of your social media accounts and give them a little updating (e.g., contact information, photos, logos). No, you don’t have to do a complete rebranding, but you can come up with new strategies to make your business stand out and get more followers in the process.

If your mom never said it to you, we will: “An organized life is a happy life.” Use these tips this spring to step up your small business game and reach your goals. In the meantime, if you need some help storing your stuff in Oregon or Washington, we’ll hook you up.

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