Even if your company hires commercial cleaning services to clean your workplace and you know that there is someone who will take care of your office’s regular cleaning chores it doesn’t mean that you or your colleagues should not be responsible for regular office maintenance. You should try to keep your office looking its best between cleans. Don’t “leave everything” to the cleaners.
Of course, you may want your office to sparkle but that might cost more than you are willing to spend. Follow these simple tips to make the most of the clean:
Agree on a cleaning schedule. Detail the things you want to be done in your checklist and leave it for cleaners. Write what cleaning tasks should be performed on a daily, weekly or monthly basis. The cleaning stuff will work more effectively when there are minimal employees on the office.
Introduce a clean desk policy. To make sure that the cleaning stuff can do their job, prepare your workspace. Cleaners will find it difficult to clean your workplace if clutter is on their way. They will not touch desks with papers and folders. Use file folders and store valuable information in filing cabinets at the end of every working day. This will ensure that your office desk is properly maintained and cleaned.
Save on cleaning services. Use the cleaning service for the difficult and time consuming chores. Don’t leave big piles of coffee mugs in your sink. Save your cleaners’ time that can be better spent on scrubbing the sink and countertops. In this way you will also save your money.
Recycling bins. Gather all recyclable items and place them in properly marked bins. Some cleaning companies charge less for recycling so this can save you money as well.
Read your contract. Check all the terms and conditions of your contract. Make sure everything you discussed is in your agreement.