Ways You and Your Staff can Create a Cleaner Office Environment
Tips for a tidier workspace
The conditions of your office will impact both your employees and anyone who visits your workplace. Professional office cleaning is vital for any company that wants to make a good impression, but beyond this, there are things you and your employees can do too. Keeping on top of daily tasks to manage cleanliness and tidiness in the office will help create a better impression.
One study found 4,800 surfaces in office buildings were “officially dirty” and the worst surfaces found were taps, computer keyboards, fridge doors and microwaves. The more you and your employees can do to keep on top of daily cleaning, the better the environment will be for all. Let’s look more closely at some best practices to instil into your workplace to keep cleanliness a priority
Cluttered work environments are no good for productivity, morale or creating a good impression. Working to create a less cluttered space helps everyone focus on their tasks more clearly. It’s also safer. Many businesses are trying to become plastic free and this minimizes unnecessary clutter in the workplace too. Having dedicated spaces for certain items such as office supplies and files also helps to ensure you don’t have confused piles of clutter popping up all over the space.
End Eating at your Desk
Many people feel they have no choice but to eat at their desks but it’s a habit that breeds both untidiness and never getting a break. People need a chance to relax and take breaks to be able to work to the best of their ability. Implementing a company-wide ban on eating at your desk will help ensure people get a proper break with their lunch and minimize any food waste building up in the office. Food debris easily spreads and attracts pests.
Regulary Disinfect Key Touchpoints
We’ve already highlighted the dirtiest areas in any office. Therefore, making extra effort to keep these areas clean is a must. Phones, computer equipment, microwaves, faucets and handles should be disinfected readily. Perhaps provide anti-bacterial wipes so people know to clean after use and encourage regular sanitization to minimize the risk of germs spreading.
Keep on top of Garbage and Recycling
Wastepaper bins can build up quickly so make sure they’re emptied every day. Similarly, recycling as much as you possibly can is not only good for business, it’s good for the environment. As well as minimizing the plastics and paper you use at work, you can also put in place effective recycling initiatives. Encouraging recycling in the office helps push your business’ commitment to the environment and a greener future.
Office Cleaning Services
Almost all business owners with offices recognize the benefits of investing in professional cleaning services. A professional service ensures you have a regular clean of your premises, making sure there are only minor tidiness and clutter-related tasks for you and your team. Professional cleaning providers like Penn Jersey can provide contract commercial cleaning on a daily, weekly or monthly basis. We can also provide one off deep cleaning services and specialized services such a floor polishing and commercial pressure washing. Get in touch to find out more about our services for your office.
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