Although hiring a cleaning company to carry out the cleaning duties for your office is simply the best way to keep and maintain a clean and healthy work office, a small company can save money by doing some of the cleaning themselves. It is a good idea to set a few rules that all employees are subject to. This article examines some tips for maintaining a clean and bug-free working environment.
Many employees eat their lunch at their desk or in a staff room. This is where the potential for bugs is—rotten or moldy food is an attraction that few bugs can resist. In order to avoid this happening, consider some of the following points:
- Vacuum regularly in these areas, and ensure that any food is removed from the premises
- Consider starting a 'clean out the refrigerator' routine. All items of food left in here for longer than, for example, a month, will be put in the trash.
- Ensure that staff will clean leftover food from plates and dishes as soon as they have finished eating
- Any mess made in the microwave should be cleaned immediately; waiting so that the food dries will only cause annoyance and frustration for other people who wish to use the oven, as well as attracting bugs.
Use Special Wipes
Most computer outlets will provide you with specialized cleaning wipes that are suitable for computer monitors and keyboards. It is worth picking up a pack of these and insist that any employee who eats at their desk should use these special wipes to clean their equipment.
Move Furniture Regularly
In order to keep a thoroughly clean working environment, make sure that you or your employees move the heavier pieces of office furniture, such as filing cabinets or sofas, and clean behind them. It can look unsightly and lazy when you notice that an office is clean, except for the hard to reach areas.
Maintain Your Plants
Plants thrive in a clean and well aired environment. Use these as a guide, and remember to properly care for the plants. Water them, and dispose of any leaves that have been shed or are dry and withered. A beautiful and vigorous plant is indicative of a clean and healthy office space.
Imagine A Client's Perspective
Occasionally, it is a good idea to enter your office as a client would do. Walk slowly around the office as your clients would do, and look for things that could be cleaned or improved. This simple exercise is often enough to spot areas in need of improvement.
It is a good idea to draw up a rota for your employees, so that everybody can take their turn to help maintain a clean and healthy office. For more tips, talk to your cleaning service, such as Southern Cross Cleaning (SA) Pty Ltd.