Getting The Most Out Of Your Office Clean
While it is your office cleaners job to clean your office or premises, there are things you can do to ensure they can provide the best service possible.
1. Keep Floor Spaces Clear
Makes sure your floor spaces are kept clear so your cleaners can vacuum your floor efficiently and get into corners and edges - especially under and around desks. This is also important for health and safety, ensuring you minimise trip hazards in your office.
2. Clear Desks at End of Week
The cleaning of desks is usually done at the end of week. Reminding staff to clear their desks on a Friday ensures that cleaners can give their desks a thorough clean, rather than trying to work around papers and files.
3. Encourage Staff to Take Cups and Plates to Kitchen and Rinse Dishes
While it may be your cleaners responsibility to do the dishes, encouraging your staff to take their dishes back to the kitchen and rinse them, can really help. Food can get caked on if left for a few hours, and if these are just put in the dishwasher, it can mean that dishes don't come out clean.
4. Be Tidy Kiwi's
Remember that your cleaners are there to clean, not to tidy. Encourage staff to keep all areas tidy, and supply adequate shelving and storage. This not only assists your cleaners when cleaning, but promotes a positive working environment for your staff. Researchers from Princeton University’s Neuroscience Institute concluded that a messy environment can negatively affect how our brains focus and process information.
5. Providing a Clear Rubbish System and Ensure Staff Use Correct Bins
We are all conscious of our need to reduce rubbish and provide recycling systems in our offices. Your cleaning company will be happy to help you set up recycling systems and bins. Once done it is important to ensure your staff know exactly what rubbish should go in which bins, so that your cleaners aren't having to sort through bins to re-appropriate rubbish.