At Alta Clean, we provide cleaning services to the Dallas area that keep our clients’ places of business looking great every day; but if you don’t have professional cleaning services coming into your office regularly, it can be hard to try to run your business and take care of the cleaning at the same time. Here are some tips that will make it easier for you and your staff to keep it clean and uncluttered:
1 – Think Like A Customer
Take a good, hard look at your office as if you were a customer walking in for the first time. It’s easy when you work in a place every day to get used to the way things look, feel and smell; but that doesn’t mean it’s acceptable or healthy. You can also enlist the help of a spouse or someone else who’s never been in your office and who will have a more critical eye than you.
2 – Go Paperless
Paper is not only an expensive resource, it causes a huge amount of clutter on a desk and in an office. Where you can, eliminate paper waste by storing files electronically and using the internet for written communication as much as possible.
3 – Clean Up Food Debris
If you can, ask your employees not to eat at their desks or workstations but in the breakroom. If they have food in or on their desks, make sure it’s cleaned up immediately to make work areas look neater and to avoid insect infestations. To keep your breakroom as crumb-free as possible, keep a broom and dustpan nearby along with paper towels and spray surface cleaner. Pick one day each month to clean the refrigerator out so that you don’t end up with moldy containers of food in the fridge.
4 – Keep Cleaning Supplies On Hand
Even if you hire a company like Alta Clean to handle cleaning services for your Dallas-area business, you should keep a basket of cleaning supplies around for emergencies and for cleaning things that can get dirty a lot. Keep paper towels, a spray cleaner, microfiber cloths, furniture polish, rubbing alcohol and a package of moistened wipes made for electronics around for between-janitor-visits cleaning. It’s a good idea to use the wipes on a daily basis to clean especially-germy surfaces like telephones, keyboards, and computer mice.
5 – Purge And Declutter
Clutter doesn’t have to be dirty for it to be bad for your business. Too many items can create a dangerous working environment for employees who can’t quickly access exits in case of an emergency. In addition, clutter creates a tripping/falling hazard for your employees and your customers. Make sure you actually need all of the items you have in your office, including personal knick-knacks, potted plants, furniture and electronics.
6 – Get Professional Help
If you find you’re spending more time cleaning than working at making your business successful, it may be time to throw in the towel and call the pros for help. Professional office cleaners have one job – cleaning – and they do it well. Professionals have a cleaning routine that enables them to clean and sanitize every area of your office thoroughly and efficiently.
To ensure that your office is a clean, healthful environment for both you and your customers, give us a call at Alta Clean at (940) 355-0494. You can also visit us online at www.altaclean.net to find out more about us and our services.
Cleaning Services Dallas
Alta Clean Janitorial Services
318 Dallas Drive, #101
Denton, Texas 76202
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