5 Ways to Keep Your Office Clean

While maintaining a clean office or other commercial space ultimately comes down to those using it on an everyday basis, there are some simple things you can do as a business owner or building manager to help the process. More often than not, team members will follow your lead in and around the office, so make sure to set the precedent by following these simple tips.

Prioritize Common Areas

When it comes down to it, employees are the ones tasked with keeping their own desk or work area clean. Though it’s a good idea to encourage everyone to keep a tidy desk, it’s ultimately up to each person’s style of working. 

Common areas, on the other hand, should always be a beacon of cleanliness. When organizing and cleaning your office, make sure to prioritize common areas. One easy way to do this is setting up socially distanced tables for employees to eat their lunch at. This prevents countertops from becoming dirty while giving employees a safe place to enjoy their lunch. To add in the cleanliness efforts, always try to keep disinfecting wipes, brooms, and paper towels stocked to encourage employees to clean their space.

Improve General Storage Options

One of the main reasons desks and workspaces become so dirty is the amount of clutter that builds up. While it may start slow, old notes, files, and numerous other things build up over time to create a messy, germ-ridden space. 

You can help limit this by improving storage options throughout your office. It could be as simple as adding an extra filing cabinet to employees’ desks or something larger like building a storage closet for coats, boots, and other items. This will help declutter the office as a whole and lead to a cleaner workspace.

Keep Technology Clean

For many people, it’s easy to remember that countertops, elevator buttons, door handles, and other commonly touched surfaces require routine cleaning and disinfecting. However, one frequently overlooked surface is the technology spread throughout your workplace. It could be keyboards in offices, credit card readers in retail stores, touch-screen menus in restaurants, and a bevy of other things. Make sure you have enough disinfectant wipes on hand to frequently clean these objects.

Don’t Neglect the Floors

When it comes to creating a favorable image of your office or other commercial building, appearance is everything. Unsurprisingly, floors will always be one of the first things potential customers notice when entering your building. Even if the countertops are sparkling, the trash is contained, and desks are tidy and organized, none of that will matter if the floor is sprinkled with dirt, dust, and stains. Floor cleaning is one of the best ways to create a lasting impression that customers will take with them.

Hire a Commercial Cleaning Company

As a business owner or building manager, you already have enough on your plate. Though following these simple tips will help you create a clean office, it’s certainly not an end-all, be-all. That’s where we come into play at UMG Cleaning! You, your employees, your customers, and your workplace deserve a dependable team of commercial cleaners who can handle all of this and so much more while you focus on your job. 

With years of experience serving a wide range of commercial businesses, you can rest assured that UMG Cleaning is the best team for the job. Learn more about our commercial cleaning services below, or reach out to us now to receive your free estimate!