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Why you should Spring Clean in the Autumn

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  • September 01, 2022
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So here we are, now well into the second half of the year. I’m sure many of you out there are gearing up to head back to school or the office next week… or many have been gently easing yourself in after the bank holiday.

We’ve spoken before about the big benefits of Spring Cleaning on this blog, both for your computer and for your office in general. But here’s a thought… does Spring Cleaning actually have to be done in spring?
Today, we talk about the untold benefits of doing your Spring Clean in autumn.

It’s a natural pause in the year

First, let’s address why it’s a sensible time to look at doing a clean. It’s a very obvious break in the year. For most businesses (unless you’re in a very specific industry like tourism) August is going to be your slowest month. So many people, likely including yourself, will be going on holiday.
Naturally, it can take a bit of time to get back to firing on all cylinders after a holiday, especially if you’re coming back mid-week. Taking some time as soon as you get back to clear the decks can actually be a productive use of time to get back into the swing of things. Think of it like stretching!

Reset and refocus your mind

All of the above actually leads to this next point – clearing stuff down will allow you to reset and refocus your mind. As said above, it can take a bit of time to get back on the boil after you’ve taken a break from work.
The two easiest ways to get back up to speed are first – tackle some easy jobs and build up (basically what we said above). Second – make sure you have a clear workspace that you can use. A tidy workspace makes for a tidy mind, which will give you more space for lateral thinking and focusing on tasks.
Don’t underestimate how a quick clean once you get back to work will help this.

Make your tidying and organisation more effective

Finally, you may be thinking to yourself, “I did a Spring Clean, why do I want to be doing another clean in the autumn?” Let us tell you about the beauty of two clear-outs.
By doing a clear-out in Spring and another in autumn, you are keeping on top of the clutter that will inevitably build up in your workspace. Don’t forget these will be some of the most highly trafficked parts of our daily lives – clutter is going to build up.
Doing a big clear-down more than once a year actually makes the job smaller and makes you feel more on top of it. Really, this is an exercise that will make you a ton more effective.
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