Habits of Effective Cleaners

When it comes to business, nothing is more important than making a positive first impression.  This includes your brand, web site, print material, employees and, of course, your offices.  Have you ever wondered how some companies do it. . . keeping the office spotless, organized and neat around the clock? It is a common question we get here at J. Barrett.  Here are some of our tips of effective cleaners.  Obviously hiring a professional team would be optimal in keeping your office in “tip “top” shape  from the carpet to windows and bathrooms and kitchens – but if that is not an option here are some ideas to follow.

  • Practice – Cleaning is something that all of us can do but doing it often brings a special skill the more one practices it.  Practice makes perfect!  The more an employee gets used to cleaning a specific area the more routine it will become.
  • Create  a cleaning plan  –   Plan for specific employees to tidy each area “as they go”  to maintain the visual appearance throughout the day.  Then have specific areas  assigned to employees to clean at the end of each day. For example,  one may take care of the coffee service, the lobby, the furniture, the carpeting, windows.  “Many hands make light work.”  The more people who are invested in the cleanliness of the office the better.
  • Stay organized – If paperwork is overwhelming at your company, you may want to have a ritual to file and shred daily to stay on top of the mounting piles that can look unsightly.  If you don’t have a system to file and store documents, you may want to discuss this with a specialists or professional that can help you with both physical documents and electronic filing.
  • Keep supplies handy – Most offices keep supplies well out of view of clients and visitors but it is a good idea to keep them handy enough for quick clean ups between appointments.  There are often spills of messes that need to be dealt with so keep wipes, towels, and sprays safe but nearby.

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