Having a clean office can convey an element of professionalism and attention to detail your clients will appreciate. There’s not a lot that’s less exciting to your average cubicle farmer than office cleaning, but here are some tips for running a tight ship.
Develop the Right Habits in Your Employees
Remind all of your employees that they have a basic responsibility to their work environment. They should each be making an effort to leave every public space cleaner when they leave it than it was when they entered, and they should each spend at least 15 minutes out of every day just focusing on keeping their personal environment clean and tidy.
Don’t Allow Eating At the Workstations
Look at it this way; would you allow your employees to work in the kitchen? Eating at one’s desk leads to grease-stained keyboards and crumbs sticking to your carpeting.
Every Friday is Clean-up Day
Every Friday before they check out for the weekend, every employee should take the time to wipe down their computer, monitor, keyboard, speakers, telephone, lamp, pencil holders, paper organizers, and anything else in their personal area. Always spray your cloth with cleaner and then wipe; never spray cleaner directly onto an object.
The Trash Is Still Part of the Office Environment
Just because something is thrown away doesn’t mean it is automatically clear. Trash bins are open-topped, whatever you may have tossed out yesterday, could be releasing bacteria and odors into the air with each passing moment. Trash should be placed in their bins and not left on top of desks, and bins should be emptied every day.
Don’t Leave a Mess for the Janitor
Remind your employees; the janitor has plenty of tasks to complete their schedule. Don’t ever just leave a mess for the janitor to deal with, simply because you know that the janitor is there and is obligated to clean up your mess. Be responsible and try to clean up after yourselves.
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