We can all be a little guilty of having a messy office from time to time. However a clean working space should be a top priority as it will help with employee happiness and increase productivity.
Whether it’s an office building, a retail outlet, conference hall or healthcare facility, a clean environment is a must for the safety and peace of mind of employees, tenants, and visitors. Commercial cleaning companies, like ProCare Cleaning, have their procedures and their processes, but we also have tips and tricks that you can benefit from to keep your commercial spaces clean and looking great.
No matter what type of commercial space needs to be cleaned, having a plan and a checklist is one thing all professional cleaners swear by. When you have a checklist to use, you won’t have to worry about missing important areas, and you will end up getting the job completed much faster. It’s also a good idea to take care of the most challenging cleaning duties first and then move onto the easier ones, so you don’t get bogged down later on in the process.
Before you go home for the evening make sure you tidy up your desk, and place used cups and dishes in the kitchen. When you arrive in the morning everything will be ready for you to get started straight away, rather than an overwhelming feeling that you are already behind.
If you set yourself a rule such as no loose papers on your desk, this means you will have to maintain an organised filing system or cut down your use of the printer.
Look at your desktop screen and ask yourself if you can see your desktop background. If not, it’s time to clean up your computer and delete the documents you no longer need. This will save you precious time searching for files when you need them next.
It’s very common that food is left in the office fridge and left for weeks or months until you realize an odd smell coming from somewhere inside the chock-a-block fridge. To avoid this, make it part of Friday afternoons to throw out any expired food. Additionally organize the cleaners to clean out the fridge every season with disinfectant.
Everything from pens to your jacket and umbrella should have a designated space for to be stored so that you can stay organised. If you’re organised not only will you benefit but also your guests and fellow employees. Not to mention your increased level of professionalism.
If you have a stockpile of wipes and disinfectant on hand for dusty electronics, desk stains and dirty keyboards. This will ensure your space remains germ-free and reduce your overall cleaning time.
White vinegar has a high acidity content and is very useful for cleaning out the gunk that is hard to remove. It’s important to dilute it with hot water, so the smell isn’t overpowering, but you can use a spray bottle to make a nice solution that will work. You can also use white vinegar and baking soda to clean stainless steel sinks in the workplace by sprinkling the baking soda on and then wiping with a cloth saturated in vinegar.
Remember during busier times of the year, it’s always worth investing in an extra cleaner and getting more help around the office to make it a more enjoyable atmosphere. If you need a last minute helping hand we’re here for you in your local area to help with the office cleaning. Commercial cleaning is a skill, and it pays to have a team in place you can trust.