Everyone likes a tidy workplace. It’s like a refreshing breeze that boosts productivity, customer experience and mood. And let’s not forget your employees: they’ll appreciate it too! A clean office helps them to clear their minds and focus.
But let’s face it: cleaning can be a daunting task. It’s time-consuming and can be a source of stress for office workers who already have a busy schedule. But don’t worry, we’ve got you covered! By adopting some proactive habits, you and your team can maintain a clean business environment, which will ensure the long-term success of your business!
So, without further ado, here are nine easy cleaning tips for a great looking workplace!
Your office: Keep it clean and tidy
Get into the habit of tidying your desk before you leave. Spending a few minutes clearing away and reorganising your pens, papers and other documents can do wonders for your productivity the next day.
If you’re worried about forgetting, set an alarm a few minutes before your departure time to remind you to clean up. This simple habit not only keeps your workspace organized, but also gives you a sense of accomplishment at the end of each workday. Plus, starting the next day with a clean slate will give you a new perspective and boost your motivation!
Keep your public spaces clean
Appearances are important. The first impression your customers have of your business is based on the neat and tidy appearance of your office or shop. It is therefore essential that public areas are clean and presentable.
Don’t let the lobby become a sanctuary for dust bunnies. Sweep and vacuum the floors regularly and, if necessary, add a touch of shine with a little polish. And don’t forget the toilets. Toilets can be a breeding ground for germs. So make sure you disinfect them daily, mop the floors and keep the sinks and counters spotless. Trust us, your customers (and staff) will thank you!
Detoxify your office of germs
Cleaning your office isn’t just about aesthetics; it’s about keeping your staff healthy and productive. And with the COVID-19 pandemic so far, it’s more important than ever to disinfect high-touch surfaces.
Get into the habit of wiping down frequently touched surfaces, such as desks, printers, phones and keyboards, on a daily basis. Disinfecting wipes are a quick and easy way to get the job done. But remember that disinfectants should be used to remove and prevent germs, not to wipe away coffee stains. In this case, a simple all-purpose cleaner will do the trick. By keeping your office clean and germ-free, you create a healthier and more productive work environment.
For paperwork: Filing and tidying
Why let clutter take over your workspace when you can be a storage superstar? A great tip for keeping things organised is to designate specific compartments for all your office essentials. This way, you can say goodbye to the chaos that comes with piles of paper and misplaced stationery.
But wait, there’s more! Combine this with your end-of-day cleaning routine (which, let’s be honest, we all love) and you won’t be able to live without it. Use dividers and binders to store important documents. And for larger items, like boxes of office supplies, storage shelves will do the trick.
Of course, it takes a little time to set up the perfect filing system, but trust us, it’s worth it. Think of all the time you’ll save by not frantically searching for the piece of paper you need. And the best part? You can clean your entire office without worrying about misplacing anything important. It’s called efficiency – with a touch of style.
Clean and reorganise cables, cords and electronic devices
Tangled cables and dusty electronics can be a real nuisance in your office. But fear not! By taking the time to organise and clean them once a week, you can make sure everything is spotless.
Start by arranging your cords so that they don’t form a maze of wires. This will make it easier to clean up later and save you a headache of untangling. If possible, keep your electronics off the floor to make sweeping and vacuuming easier. Also, make sure your cords are placed in such a way that you don’t trip over them during your morning coffee break.
If you’re feeling particularly ambitious, consider getting rid of cords altogether and going cordless. Not only will this make cleaning easier, it will also reduce dust traps.
While you’re at it, don’t forget to thoroughly clean your break room. Coffee makers, microwaves and refrigerators can become breeding grounds for all sorts of pests if not cleaned. Use vinegar and washing-up liquid to clean up spills and disinfect hard-to-reach areas. Your colleagues will thank you (and your nose too).
Don’t forget the dusty nooks and crannies
Dirt and dust love to hide in the hardest to reach places, like ceiling vents and bookcase tops. But fear not, we have a top-down cleaning tip that will make your life easier than ever! Start with the highest shelves and work your way down, cleaning all the nooks and crannies near the ceiling walls. All the dust will then fall to the floor, making cleaning easier.
Don’t forget the spaces under the desks either! You will find dust around and under devices such as keyboards and monitors. And if you have plants in your office, it’s essential to dust them too. After all, fresh air means happy employees!
Spice things up with floor mats
Floor mats are not only decorative; they are also practical! They help collect and trap dust, especially if you place one at the entrance to a public place. Plus, you’ll be grateful when it comes to cleaning up spills, as they trap any water that may have escaped.
Mats are also a boon in colder climates where rain and snow are common. Long mats can protect employees from slips and falls, ensuring that everyone stays safe. And at the end of the day, you’ll be able to locate and clean up dirt with ease, thanks to your trusty mat.
We recommend that you choose a highly absorbent mat that won’t show dirt or discolouration from excessive use. This is especially important if you have a busy workplace with many employees!
Let’s face it: no one wants to be surrounded by piles of waste. That’s why it’s essential to have plenty of wastepaper baskets and recycling bins in your office. They are not only for disposing of old documents and empty coffee cups, but also for keeping your workspace tidy.
To prevent waste from piling up on desks, place bins in the areas where people are most likely to pass. The more traffic, the bigger the bin. For offices, a small wastepaper basket for each workstation can help reduce clutter and increase productivity.
Don’t forget the break rooms – these are the places where food and drink are often thrown away. Make sure you have a large bin with a lid to control odours.
Make room for cleaning products
A clean office is a nice office. But you can’t achieve this without the right tools. That’s why it’s important to dedicate storage space for cleaning supplies and equipment.
Having everything in one place makes it easier to keep track of what you have and what you need to restock. Make a list of what you need and buy enough for the week to save time and hassle.
It can be frustrating to run out of cleaning products in the middle of a job, so make sure you have everything you need on hand. This includes wipes, dusters and cleaners for quick and easy clean-ups. Store them with the rest of your supplies and you’ll be ready to deal with any mess.
Special advice for cleaning business premises
Are you tired of playing the role of caretaker in your company? You don’t want to risk turning your employees into germaphobes? We have the perfect solution for you: hire a professional office cleaner!
These cleaning experts have the skills and experience to keep your office spotlessly clean, without you having to lift a finger. What’s more, they’ll create a customised cleaning programme that meets your specific needs. And the best part? They are available at any time, even on weekends!
Using top-of-the-line products and techniques, these professionals will leave your office looking and smelling fresh. Say goodbye to dusty shelves, dirty floors and cluttered offices. Hello to an organised and clean working environment!
So what are you waiting for? Contact Belux Cleaning for a free quote and enjoy a hygienic and stress-free workplace. Your employees (and your customers) will thank you!