Keeping the office spic and span should be one of the main concerns for business and storeowners alike. It’s natural to expect your employees to clean up after themselves in the work place. However, being the owner and head of the entire operation, it’s up to you to set an example and lead an orderly as well as a religiously cleaned office.
Employees, employers as well as clients interact and spend a lot of hours milling about in an office space. By the end of the month or so, with the workload all piled up, everyone will be sifting through piles of paperwork, as well as consuming double the amount of coffee or tea to help them get through the day. It is obvious that these pile-ups accumulate plenty of dust and the kitchen is most probably building up grime too as everyone is working hard in the office.
There are however a few easy tips for going about cleaning the spaces found in your business building and it is imperative that the toilet and the kitchen are given thorough thought and attention. Most business owners also rely on a regular monthly or quarterly clean up done by a professional cleaning crew to ensure that everything is in top-tip hygienic condition.
In order to regularly keep everything organised, less chaotic and clean before the next professional clean up is scheduled, here are three quick tips to help you!
File PROPERLY as you go
It is a good thing to keep the paperwork, files and other knick-knacks organised and neatly stowed in proper work trays and cabinets. Still, piling them up neatly as well as stacking them in alphabetical order will not solve your dust problem.
Therefore, it is always a good idea to file stuff properly by ensuring a couple of things:
• Ensure that the storing cabinets or receiving trays are dust free. A quick and thorough wiping of the in and out trays before the start of a busy work schedule goes a long way. Through this method, employees limit the travelling of dust and mites as paperwork gets distributed or piled up.
• Try to file paper or other items regularly throughout the day and not just when you remember them. This way, the materials get shuffled and dusted off instead of them sitting on the trays or tables gathering dust.
Enforce a strict ‘Clean as You Go’ Policy
Taking charge of the office cleanliness is a responsibility of the boss. The one in charge should be mindful of the conduct and responsibility of his or her employees. It is imperative to remind everyone to clean up their spaces, especially when it comes to the office kitchen and fridge.
Make each employee label their food kept in the fridge so that he or she will be responsible in ensuring that it is thrown out when it has become a bio-hazard in the fridge. Stipulate that there should be no dirty dishes left in the kitchen sink and encourage everyone to wipe the counters after they have used it – especially the microwave. Finally, organise a weekly ‘clean the kitchen’ day where a group of employees are assigned to clean up the storage and kitchen area.
Keep the cleaning supplies cabinet filled
Nothing reminds a person more about their office cleanliness than a huge supply cabinet filled with necessary cleaning aids. This will also give everyone in the office a reason to keep their space free from grime and dust. Stock up on clean microfibre wipes, small towels, dust sprays and cleaning alcohol etc. The more accessible it is the better.
If you need more helpful and quick tips on how to keep your office space in tip top shape, RPC Cleaning is just a phone call away! Call us today on 0208 994 4778 for more information and a whole lot of cleaning help!