5 Tips for Keeping Your Office Clean this Summer
With the hustle and bustle of summer, there is no time to spare. In some cases that might include setting time aside in our day to tidy our work area. When it comes to our offices and desk spaces, there is much we can do in little time to prevent what otherwise might turn into a cluttered disaster zone and a dust collector. In this month’s blog, we share 5 tips for keeping your office clean this summer.
Why is a Clean Office Important?
According to the National Association of Professional Organizations, studies show the average person wastes 4.3 hours per week searching for papers. It not only impacts employee efficiency and productivity, it can also have repercussions on your employee morale and potential clients. Clutter = stress. The importance of office cleanliness should not be underestimated. Follow these tips to keep your office organized and clean:
1. Go Green and Disinfect!
Green products can be used throughout the office to avoid harsh chemicals, which exacerbate seasonal allergies. It also helps to promote a more earth-friendly environment and disinfects your work space. According to a study recently done in 2016 by CBT Nuggets, the average keyboard is 20,000 times dirtier than a toilet seat. Keep a container of disinfecting wipes readily available for employees to use.
2. Keep Flooring Consistently Clean
At the very least, flooring should be cleaned daily or vacuumed. This is where New Hampshire Cleaning Services can assist you in keeping your floors cleaned consistently throughout the office. A deep cleaning every six months or each season is helpful, too! With high-traffic areas, over time, the excessive wear on flooring may result in the need for repairs or replacement.
3. Tidy up Your Desk Area
Keep only what you need at an arm’s length at your desk and use a filing system for everything else. Section out your office into zones to better help with organization and don’t forget to clean your catch-all drawer.
4. Help Pitch In
All too often employees fail to keep up with messes or forget to restock frequently used items such as utensils, printer paper, tissues, etc. Designating one person each day or week to clean any forgotten messes or restock regularly used materials will hold each person accountable and take less time to complete.
5. Dispose of Perishable Foods
With open windows and warmer temperatures, prevent food from spoiling by cleaning out your company refrigerator each week. Encourage employees to keep snacks in labeled, airtight containers.
Commercial Cleaning Services in NH
The professionals at NH Cleaning Services provide regular daily office cleaning and janitorial services, as well as periodic intensive cleaning projects such as deep carpet cleaning and stripping and waxing tile and vinyl floors. Contact us today to learn more about our services.