Business Tips
December 23, 2021

6 Cleaning Tips to Make Your Employees Love the Office

Whether it’s an office or common areas, keeping your space clean is an essential part of keeping your business running smoothly and keeping your employees happy. Keeping an entire building clean is a lot of work, and many people underestimate the amount of time and effort it takes to keep those common areas free from clutter and mess.

If you don't stay on top of the cleanliness within your building, it could affect your employees and tenants happiness and quality of work, not to mention the various illnesses that can come from unsanitary conditions.

Luckily, we have put together this list of helpful cleaning tips that will ensure your building is always in tip top shape.

Clean Your Carpets

Carpets can hold on to many types of contaminants and therefore need some special attention in the cleaning process. Whether your carpet is covering your entire space or just some limited areas, it can still get dirty quite quickly.

Vacuuming on a weekly basis is a great way to get rid of most of the dust and dirt that carpets can accumulate, however it is important to be aware of the fact that much of the carpet's dirtiness comes from the dust and bacteria that is embedded into the carpet.

Since vacuuming will not get to this embedded dirt it is important to give your carpeted areas a deep clean either by using a deep cleaner or seeking professional help throughout the year.

Stay Organized

Keeping your spaces organized is the best way to stop clutter from developing quickly and making your environment hectic. It is surprisingly easy for clutter to get out of hand, so having procedures in place to keep organized is the best way to stay on top of things.

Having a designated spot for everything is a good way to ensure your building as a whole remains organized and clean. For example, having specific areas for eating will help keep food messes around an office to a minimum and will help contain messes to certain areas making it easier and less time consuming to clean the space.

Clean Your Tiled Areas

The kitchen, if you have one, and bathrooms of your building are areas that require some extra attention and frequent cleaning and sanitizing.

Having a schedule of when to clean these areas ensures they are not neglected and allows your employees to be able to use the washroom and prepare their food in sanitary and enjoyable conditions.

Some office spaces may have janitorial staff who handle these areas for you, however if this is not the case it is important to keep on top of these areas as they can quickly get out of hand.

Consider Using Fake Plants

Although having real plants in your buildings can be nice because of the atmosphere and pleasant aromas they provide, they require much more work to keep them looking great and clean, as compared to artificial plants.

Real plants will eventually wilt and drop leaves, causing quite a bit of mess. In some cases, real plants can also cause an employee or tenant to have an allergic reaction.

If you do decide on using real plants in your building, make sure you are fully aware of any common allergies and pick out your office plants accordingly, and be prepared for daily and weekly cleanup and watering

Keep Cleaning Supplies On Hand

Having cleaning supplies easily accessible for everyone is a great way to keep your office staying clean. Your employees will most likely share your desire for a clean workplace, and having cleaning supplies on hand makes it very easy for them to keep their workspace clean throughout the week if you don’t have outside cleaners come in

Accidents happen, and things like spills can be quickly taken care of if the necessary items are available to employees to clean up after themselves.

Consult the Pros

If you have a particularly large building, with many common areas, and you just don't have the time to stay on top of all the cleaning that needs to be done on a weekly basis, consider hiring a cleaning company to take care of everything for you.

These trained professionals will not only take the burden off your shoulders, but will also be able to do a superior job at keeping your space clean since they have the knowledge and tools necessary to keep things spotless.

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