Many do, many do not. By following these tips, you may find that keeping your facility clean and neat is easier than you thought. Also, if you do need an outside cleaning company, following these tips may get you a lower price for the cleaning tasks you do hire out.
1. Managing Clutter
We’re not necessarily talking about people’s desks here. Most workers have a good handle on how they manage the stuff on their own desks. What may look like clutter to some, may be “organized chaos” to another. If an employee gets their work done efficiently but their desk is a mess, leave them alone. They know what they are doing. Spaces that must be clutter-free, however, include lobbies, reception areas, restrooms, and document filing areas. One strategy is to digitalize as many documents as possible. Electronic documents do not take up physical space. Our good friends at Axis Business Technologies can help you with that. If, however, your office is dependent on paper, then you should have an efficient system for properly storing them.
2. Clean computers and office machines
A simple feather duster can keep most computer screens and other office equipment looking fresh, especially if they are black in color. The particular environment of your office will determine how often this needs to be done, but if you see dust, give it a swipe with the feather duster. Be sure to get one with ostrich feathers. All others are worthless. Computer screens usually need to be wiped down since they get touched with pointing fingers all day. Use a good screen cleaning system from a tech store.
3. Garbage bins, and lunch at the desk
Most office trash cans do not contain anything with offensive odors. But for those who must eat at their desks (not recommended, desks are filthy), it’s smart that lunch waste be taken to a bin in the breakroom for disposal. Otherwise, this trash will begin to smell even after one day. And if you don’t have a daily janitorial service provider, this stuff will fester.
Getting your employees to handle these things on their own may seem like an impossible task, especially in the common areas and break rooms (and we haven’t even mentioned restrooms). That’s why we’re here. But by handling simple tasks on your own, if you do need to hire us for janitorial services, you can get a lower price for what can’t reasonably be done on your own. Also, check out these ideas before you call us to make sure you don’t spend more than you have to.