Maintaining the lab in a clean, organized state is important both for safety and for science. After all, you can’t be doing great science when you’re spending all your time looking for tools lost in piles of junk.
Here’s a checklist to help you organize your lab. Post it on the back of the door and teach every lab researcher to run down the checklist before leaving. Just a little bit of cleanup per day will eventually make the most messy lab a tidy, efficient, and safe place to do science.