“A clean office is vital to the productivity of a business”, said Reigate estate agent, Robert Leech. As well as having a positive impact on positivity, a well kept office will create the right perception when clients or customers pop in. In this article I will provide you with a number of handy tips which will make cleaning your office space an easy and efficient task.
Ask employees and customers to suggest areas that need improving
Employees and customers are the people whose opinions matter the most, so it would be foolish not to ask them for their opinion. Ask your staff how they think your business premises could be improved. Involving your employees in the improvement process will be good for morale and they may even suggest changes which will positively impact their productivity. Also ask your customers for their opinions and make changes according to the areas they identify.
Clean office furniture thoroughly at least once a month
At least once a month, remove all items from shelves, desks and table surfaces and clean with an all purpose cleaner. Dust any files and books as you return them to their places. If you feel that you don’t need something, get rid of it, its surprising how much space this will save you! By doing this once a month, you will reduce the amount of time needed to clean your office weekly. Simply dust the work surfaces once a week and only move things which are quick to move.
Clean your computers and other peripherals regularly
Computers make up a good portion of our office configurations, and since they are used so regularly, often become the dirtiest items in the room. Using a clean microfiber cloth, wipe all computer screens thoroughly. Use compressed air to clean out computer keyboards. When you have done this you can clean the entire keyboard using cotton swabs and rubbing alcohol. Cotton swabs are great for accessing the detailing on the keys. By doing this you will disinfect they keyboard and help to prevent the spreading of unwanted germs. When you have finished cleaning the keyboards, dust computer towers, telephones and fax machines using a microfiber cloth.
Keep things in order
If you happen to spend a considerable amount of time in your office, then you will probably have the spare time to organize things in the right order. Organizing items in such a manner will eliminate the need to clean messes further down the line. All it takes is making sure that everything has its own place and there aren’t big piles just waiting to collect dust. Setting up a system that you stick to will make will make future cleaning efforts a lot easier.
Cleaning the floor
The floor is one of the first things that people look at when they enter a commercial office space, so it’s paramount that it’s cleaned regularly. Depending on the type of flooring that you have in your office, mopping it at least twice a month is fine. If you have carpet, it’s recommended that you use a carpet cleaner, but make sure you vacuum it thoroughly first. Vacuuming up any debris before you wash your carpet will make the task a lot easier and prevent your carpet washer from getting clogged up.
Cleaning the windows
Cleaning your windows isn’t a task that should be ignored, especially when you consider the impact that clean windows can have on the aesthetics of a commercial building. Cleaning windows from the inside is a relatively easy task; all you will need to do this is a glass cleaning solution, a rag and a lint free cloth. If you are cleaning your windows from the outside, use a warm bucket of water and some glass window cleaner, when you are done cleaning it, wipe it dry with a lint free cloth. Cleaning windows can get tricky if your office isn’t on the first floor. If this is the case, it’s recommended that you use water fed poles. Water fed poles are designed to clean elevated windows and will take the danger out of cleaning yours.