If you’re like most business owners, you know that a clean workspace is important to you and your team’s productivity. Nobody can work as efficiently as possible in a space that isn’t organized as much as possible.
However, keeping your office clean isn’t quite as simple as it sounds, especially if you’ve got a few workers, but not enough to hire a cleaning crew. Use these tips to help you keep your space clean so it doesn’t get out of control.
If it does, you could notice a dip in profits, and that’s the worst nightmare of every small business owner.
Designate Eating Areas
One of the biggest problems for small offices in terms of keeping them clean is people eating in the office. You can’t very well ask your employees to eat outside of the office all the time, and if you did, you’d decrease productivity. You can designate places for them to eat food on breaks or during lunch though.
Designating special areas for food helps keep crumbs and trash only in those areas, making your whole space a lot easier to clean. You’ll also cut down on potentially problematic bugs by keeping food in an enclosed space.
Nobody wants ants in a desk candy drawer!
Buy Quality Cleaning Supplies
When you’re shopping for products to use your office, you probably try to buy quality items that are economical. The same should be true for your cleaning supplies.
Buying the cheapest cleaning supplies you can get your hands on might seem smart in terms of saving cash, but you’ll notice a difference over time, especially if you’re cleaning an office with many people in it.
Kitchens take the most punishment, so focus on buying quality products for those areas. Even commercial trash bags you use should be of fair quality to avoid spills and accidents.
Consider Hiring Cleaners
No small business owner really wants to pay for anything that they don’t have to, especially when they’re just trying to get a business off the ground. The fact is though that many small companies just can’t do all of their own cleaning, especially if they have common areas for customers and a kitchen for the staff.
Who is going to clean up that microwave and make sure the entry floor is tidy? You’ve got too much on your plate for that, so hiring a reputable team is your best bet.