Most of us spend a minimum of 40 hours every week in the office, if not more. So a clean office is important for so many reasons. A clean office will help you stay healthier, happier, and more productive. To have your office properly cleaned and sanitized it is important to use a professional commercial office cleaner, but there are some simple office cleaning steps you can take to make sure your office stays clean between professional cleanings.
We have gathered some of the best office cleaning tips and tricks and listed them below:
MAKE SURE YOU ARE PROPERLY PREPARED
In order to have your office cleaning run as quickly and efficiently as possible, you will want to make sure you are fully prepared before you start cleaning. You will need to make sure you have the proper supplies and a way to easily organize them and carry them with you. It is best if you are able to carry all of your cleaning tools and supplies with you so you do not have to make multiple trips back and forth.
CLEAR CLUTTER AND ORGANIZE
Clutter will immediately make a space feel dirty, even if it has just been cleaned. The first thing you should do is look around your office space and clear out any unnecessary clutter. Once you have cleared the clutter out, you then should organize any remaining items. Make sure that everything has a designated space. When it comes to organizing your office space you should use any available filing systems – filing cabinets for the less important documents and desktop trays or pockets for documents you need more often, desktop organizers are also good for other loose items such as pencils, pens, sticky notes, paper clips, etc. You should also make sure that everything is properly labeled. You can also stay on top of clutter by being mindful of anything new you are bringing into the office and making sure there is a purpose and a designated space for the new item.
KEEP ELECTRONICS AND DESKTOPS CLEAN AND DISINFECTED
When it comes to your office space, your desktop and electronics such as keyboards and phones are often the dirtiest part of your office. Some studies even suggest that these items are dirtier and less sanitary than the restroom! It is a good idea to have employees keep disinfecting wipes at their desk to wipe down their desk and phones. You can also get special cleaning wipes that are made for your computer and keyboard. If you don’t have cleaning products specified for your keyboard handy, you can also use a dry magic eraser to wipe over your keyboard and the sticky side of a sticky note to clean between the keys. Always make sure to be careful with cleaning chemicals and water when around electronics, as they may get damaged if they get too wet.
MAINTAIN RESTROOM CLEANLINESS
Restrooms are high traffic areas and can get messy quickly! It is a good idea to check restrooms throughout the day to make sure they remain clean and well stocked. You should make sure that counters and sinks are wiped down with disinfecting cleaner, floors are swept and mopped as necessary, toilet bowls, seats, and lids are cleaned with disinfecting cleaner, and toilet paper, paper towels, and soap dispensers remain well stocked. Your professional commercial cleaning company will make sure that the restrooms are also cleaned and properly sanitized during their cleanings as well.
CLEAN BREAKROOMS AND COMMON AREAS
In these areas it is important to minimize the amount of dirt and grime to help prevent illness from spreading and to keep bugs away. You should empty trashcans frequently (daily at a minimum) and vacuum areas where people eat. If your breakroom has a refrigerator in it, establish a refrigerator cleaning day and time and make sure your employees are aware of the policies regarding refrigerator cleanouts. Make sure that employees wash dishes immediately and are not leaving any dirty dishes laying around in the breakroom or on their desks. You should use a disinfectant cleaning product to clean countertops, sinks, tables, chairs, and shelves. For common areas such as a lounge or lobby you want to look at the area the same way a client would and clean as needed as you go.
LEAVE THE HEAVIER DUTY PROJECTS TO THE PROFESSIONALS
You should have a professional commercial cleaning company regularly scheduled to handle the larger cleaning projects for you. By using a professional commercial cleaning company, you will actually save money by minimizing the amount of downtime your employees have and by ensuring your office is not only clean but is also properly sanitized. Projects you will definitely want to leave to the professionals include thorough carpet cleaning (steam cleaning), upholstery cleaning, air duct cleaning, and cleaning performed after an emergency such as a fire or a flood. Your professional commercial cleaning company will likely also clean areas you already have such as the restrooms, breakrooms, and common areas – let them go over it again to make sure that it is properly sanitized!
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