Spring is officially here. As we start to tidy up our homes, dust off the patio furniture, and prep both our indoor and outdoor spaces for the new season, what about our workspaces? Whether you’re still working from home or you’re back in the office, spring cleaning your workspace could be the refresh you and your business need.
Physically cleaning your immediate workspace can go a long way for how productive you are. From organizing that stack of papers, to throwing out any unnecessary trash, to dusting and vacuuming, these small tasks can go a long way with how it looks and how you feel about the workspace you’re in.
Are there things that are outdated or you’ve meant to change on your website, but you just haven’t had the time? Your website plays a key role in converting your visitors into customers, while also carrying on your brand’s image. Therefore, making time throughout the year to update and organize your website regularly can make a bigger difference than you may think.
As a business owner, your emails quickly pile up and oftentimes don’t get read or responded to. Although, as days, months, and perhaps even years go by, your inbox may have thousands of unopened emails. These tasks can be time-consuming, but sorting and deleting your emails and other digital files is a great spring cleaning task and will leave you feeling much more organized.
Have you looked at your business plan since the beginning of the year? Or worse, since you first wrote it? If this is you, now is the time to dust it off. Your business is ever-changing, therefore, your business plan should be too. Taking the time to do quarterly or annual audits of your business plan is a great way to make sure it is as up to date as possible and is also a great refresher for you.
Just as your business evolves, your marketing materials and strategies should too. Traditional marketing platforms, and especially social media, are always changing. That’s why it’s important to audit your marketing materials and strategies on a quarterly, or perhaps, even monthly basis. This will allow you to test and analyze what worked and what didn’t within your strategy.
Whether you’re a business owner, a business professional, or a freelancer taking charge of your immediate work environment can help shift your attitude towards your work and make a positive impact on your overall productivity, and perhaps even your entire business. Happy Spring Cleaning!