Have you ever gotten to the end of a busy week, looked around the office, and realized that the place needs a good cleaning, only to get overwhelmed and promise yourself that you will get around to deep cleaning next week? But then “next week” slowly turns into “next month”? It really does happen to the best of us, because staying on top of Sioux Falls office cleaning takes some planning to stay on top of.
There are four ways you can stay on top of day-to-day office cleaning without stressing yourself out, and you can find all of those below. If you ever feel like taking a break, or if you need someone else to do some Sioux Falls office cleaning for you, give Intek a call. We’re pros at keeping offices looking their best.
Tip #1: Get the Right Supplies
If you opened up your cupboards at home and took a peek at your cleaning supplies, you would see many of the same things that you can use at the office.
All Purpose Cleaner
A good all-purpose cleaner can be used on everything from tables to getting the grime out from the crevices of the microwave. Make sure you read the label so you don’t accidentally buy a grease-cutting cleaner to use on your laminate countertop!
Help keep a cold from taking down your entire office, get rid of dirt and grime, and also make the place smell a little fresher. You can do all of that with a simple disinfectant wipe! Grab yours and get to work!
Tip #2: Invest in Air Fresheners
Whether you’re a set-it-and-forget-it or spray-the-smell-away type of office, it’s worth investing in an air freshener of some sort. Gel beads help absorb odor easily and smoothly. A diffuser adds a little bit of visual appeal to the room. And if you opt for a spray on a timer, then you have the benefit of a quick moment of refreshment without having to worry about it.
Places to keep these air fresheners are truly unlimited. The bathroom is an excellent starting point, but you may also add them to meeting rooms, personal offices, and elsewhere. Wherever you would like to add a little signature scent, add an air freshener!
Tip #3: Wipe From Top to Bottom
As you wipe down counters and desks, it’s pretty likely that some debris will end up on the floor. So don’t double your work by cleaning the floors before you wipe down other surfaces!
Use a screen cleaner, wipes, and maybe even a can of air with a nozzle to clean off screens, desks, and keyboards. Grab a duster to get the cupboards and shelves ready for the white-glove test.
Then, grab a Swiffer, a broom, or a vacuum and get to work. Getting the dirt off of the floors leaves the whole room looking a little brighter!
Tip #4: Make it a Date
Sometimes, it’s easy to forget about actually cleaning because of everything else that’s going on at work. And we get that! But the best way to keep your office looking good on the regular is to carve out some serious time to clean up, regularly.
The giant task of Sioux Falls office cleaning can seem like a daunting one if you’re taking it on by yourself. Make life a little easier by divvying up what you’re doing amongst your team members.
It could even be helpful to set competitions between departments (if your office is large enough), or to carve out some company-wide cleaning time with some treats afterward.
Stick to It
No matter what your strategy, make sure you pick it and stick to it. Remember: the best way to keep an office clean is to clean it consistently!