Tips To Keep Your Office Clean On A Daily Basis

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A clean office is an important and often neglected aspect of the success of your business. Cleanliness affects your productivity, health and hygiene, moral, and reputation.Take the time to set some protocols for your employees to maintain the general cleanliness of your office. Everyone will benefit.

Here are some tips to help you get started:

Keep Supplies Handy
Make sure you have a closet or basket filled with office cleaning essentials. Some things to include are paper towels, multi-purpose and glass cleaner, dusting spray, microfiber wipes, a broom, and a vacuum.

Everything In Its Place
Take inventory of all of the business-related items. Next, decide where those items belong and make an effort to keep them there. For more seldom-used or bulky materials, invest in storage containers. Be sure you label them accordingly and keep an inventory list as well.

Clutter-free Desks
Make it a rule that employees should keep their desks free from clutter. Invest in desks with drawers and cabinet space so that there is a place to store items necessary for work. A clean workspace will make everyone more productive and is easier to sanitise when necessary.

Spotless Keyboards
Have a supply of keyboard wipes easily accessible for all. Make it a habit of wiping down your keyboard at the end of every day and after eating at your desk.

Phone Service
If you often use your office phone, make sure that you are regularly cleaning it. Try using a spray cleaner on the receiver and wiping down the dial pad with a cotton ball dipped in rubbing alcohol.

Break Room Maintenance
This tends to be an area that gets dirty quickly. Here are some specific steps to keep it clean:

  • Empty the trash regularly or at least remove it to another area.
  • Vacuum food crumbs as soon as they appear.
  • Require all employees to label their food in the refrigerator.
  • Designate a weekly or monthly clean-out day. All food left behind will be tossed if not claimed.
  • Wash dishes immediately after use.
  • Wipe down the microwave if a mess is made.


Plant Life
Have a designated person in charge of the communal office plants. Water them regularly, remove dead leaves, and look for signs of decay. If live plants cannot be kept alive and healthy-looking, consider investing in artificial ones (and be sure to dust them).

Take a moment and Imagine that you are a client entering the office. Walk around,following the same path a client might take. Stop often to examine your surroundings. If you look at the space from a new perspective you may find areas to clean and issues to address.

Turn To A Professional
While these tips can help keep your office clean on the surface, it is important to employ a professional cleaning service to do routine cleaning as well. Only a professional can do a deep and thorough cleaning of all parts of your office to ensure complete sanitisation.

The team at Ankars cleaning has extensive experience in office cleaning around Melbourne. Contact us for a quote to keep your office clean.



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2. March 2016| by Angela Kirwan

How To Care For Your Carpets



If your office utilises carpet as it’s main form of flooring, it is important to keep it clean. There are many steps you can take to help maintain the cleanliness of your carpets. Here are a few to keep you on track:


Invest in High Quality Mats

In order to prevent soil, dirt, or other rubbish from being tracked into your office, place mats at all entrances. Of course, it is important to vacuum and clean these mats regularly. Failure to do so will greatly reduce their effectiveness.

Vacuum Regularly

Make it a practice to frequently vacuum your carpet using a good quality vacuum.Manufacturers of carpets recommend that, in high traffic areas, you vacuum two times a week. When you vacuum, it helps eliminate soil that can be abrasive on carpet fibers and cause premature wear and tear. Even if you can’t see the soil, it can still cause damage to your carpets. It’s also important to keep your vacuum in good working condition. Maintain all working parts and be sure to replace bags frequently.

Treat Spots and Spills Immediately

One key to a clean carpet is immediately removing any spots or spills.You must take care in your method of removal, though. For new carpets, or those that have been treated with a protectant, plain water can remove most spots. If water is not doing the trick, you should use a specially designed solution. A good source for this type of cleaner is your hired office cleaning professional. They may be able to provide you with an emergency supply to take care of problems as they arise. Bear in mind that the longer a spot or spill remains on the carpet, the more likely it is to permanently stain.

It is important to use a good quality cleaner and not one purchased at your local grocery or home improvement store. Those types of cleaners tend to leave sticky residue and can lead to discoloration or even rapid re-soiling.

For a proper technique to clean spills, follow these steps:

  • Blot up the excess spill.
  • Apply a small amount of spot cleaner sparingly to white cotton towel
  • Gently massage the spot with the towel (never pour spot cleaner directly on carpet).
  • Blot area with water.
  • If the spot persists, contact your professional office cleaner.


Professional Office Cleaning

A professional office cleaner will be equipped with the proper tools and equipment to provide a thorough and deep cleaning to your carpets. The frequency of deep carpet cleaning will depend on the amount of foot traffic on the carpet, budget, and other environmental factors.

The professionals at Ankars are here and available to perform all office cleaning for Melbourne based businesses. Let us do the dirty work for you!


Contact Ankars today for a free quote.


2. March 2016| by Angela Kirwan
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