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15 TIPS TO KEEP YOUR OFFICE AND WORK SPACE CLEAN!
There are many reasons as to why you would want your office to be clean and tidy. A dirty office can affect staff productivity, the rate of sickness, and after all - it is your home from home.
We have comprised a list of our top 15 tips and tricks to keep your office and work space clean!
1. HIRE A COMMERCIAL CLEANING TEAM.
The best way to ensure your office is clean and tidy is to hire an external cleaning company. Commercial Cleaning teams have the expertise, skills and the best equipment to keep your office looking and smelling fresh! Hiring a cleaning team also allows you to focus on the more important things! Contact us today for a free quote.
2. TRY NOT TO EAT AT YOUR DESK
Eating at your desk can cause sickness and its best to avoid doing so! Did you know your desk contains 100 times more bacteria than a kitchen counter top? (click here for more shocking office facts). We know that some offices do not provide separate eating areas or perhaps you are just too busy to leave your desk? If you do find yourself having to eat at your desk, be sure to have some antibacterial wipes ready to wipe down your work space or if you see a colleague eating lunch at their desk then offer them a wipe too, this will help keep the office cleaner.
3. TIDY UP TIME
Making sure your office is clean is essential but keeping it tidy is also very important. Having a clutter free and organised work space will help to boost productivity and morale. Why not assign 5 minutes per day in which you de-clutter your desk and work space? If it works well for you individually then why not encourage your colleagues to join in! #DeclutterIn5
4. WASHING OUR HANDS
Making sure everyone in the office knows how important it is to wash their hands is vital and should be a top priority for us all when it comes to office cleanliness. Click here to view and print a poster explaining the correct way to wash your hands.
5. A TIP FOR THE FRIDGE!
When you take the milk out of the fridge can you see milk stains on the shelf? This is a common problem and highlights why fridge cleaning should be included in your cleaning package. However, a quick tip from us is to fold up some tissue roll and place the milk on top then replace it when you need to. No more stains !
6. DOES THE MICROWAVE SMELL BAD?
If your microwave has a bad smell, use this quick trick to fix it in under 4 minutes. Stir four teaspoons of lemon juice into one cup of boiling water! Place it in the microwave and let the steam fix the horrible smell! That's all.
7. PUT UP A POSTER
Sometimes a reminder to others is the best way to improve the cleanliness of the office. Click here to see a PDF Printable poster with interesting facts that are sure to remind people of the importance of being clean!
8. CREATE AN OFFICE CLEANING SCHEDULE
If your office does not hire a commercial cleaning company then why not create an in house cleaning schedule? We have a standard cleaning schedule ready to view here to act as a starting point for you.
9. KEEPING THE CARPETS AND TILES CLEAN
Your office floors can get riddled with germs and litter, from paperclips to crumbs, there is always something that needs vacuuming. Keeping your floors clean is vital when it comes to the presentation of your business, did you know that 67% of people said they would be put off by a business if there floors were dirty? Make sure you assign someone at least three times a week to give your office floors a good clean!
10. KEEPING IT FUN
There are loads of fun gadgets and funny gifts out there to help keep your office clean, why not buy a few for the office to encourage team work in cleaning! Here is a link to our favourite office cleaning joke gift. Who wouldn't want dusting slippers, and at £2.99 they are a bargain!!
11. DEEP CLEANING DAY
If your office does not hire a commercial cleaning team then why not receive a deep clean service every now and then? For commercial premises we recommend a deep clean every 3 months. Deep Cleans are a great way to tackle the harder to reach places such as behind the fridge and can act as a top up to the every day cleaning. Click here to read more about our deep cleaning services.
12. CLEANING AWARDS
Why not encourage some friendly and healthy competition in the office? Create a competition, for example - 'the person with the cleanest desk wins a free coffee' - this is sure to encourage tidy workspaces.
13. A CAN OF COCA COLA
It might not be news to you that coke dissolves toilet rust! Pour a full can down the toilet so that it covers the bowl and then wait for 50-60 minutes. When you return, scrub the toilet with the brush and watch the rust disappear!
14. MOULDY WINDOWSILLS?
If your office windowsills have mould on them then use this quick fix! Use vinegar and tea tree oil, spray this over the mould, leave it for one hour then return and simply wipe it away!!