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.
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.
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.
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.
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.