A clean workplace is a healthy, efficient and productive workplace.  Keeping your workplace clean should be a top priority for the business so you can get the most out of your team.

Now, maintaining a squeaky clean office takes time and money.  We’re here to offer some simple tips to avoid spending more money than you need to without compromising on the quality of the clean.

Get rid of clutter

Oftentimes, it’s not the dust and germs that lets an office down – it’s just the clutter.  Even if an office has been disinfected and sanitised from the ground up, it will still look messy from just one unorganised desk.  To keep on top of clutter, we suggest encouraging employees to keep their individual workspaces always organised.  If appropriate, we suggest offering basic file trays, folders and drawer systems to keep things in order.  Simply put, less clutter means less places for dust to accumulate and a faster clean which keeps costs down.

Develop a culture of cleaning up

Ultimately, a clean office benefits everyone in it.  From a health and efficiency perspective, it’s in everyone’s best interests to do the little things to keep the place clean.  As above, if you encourage employees to tidy up after themselves and maintain tidy workspaces, you can drastically reduce cleaning costs.  As the saying goes – ‘many hands make light work’.

Hire the experts

It might seem counterintuitive but hiring an expert commercial cleaner is actually more cost-efficient.  Professional cleaners have the appropriate equipment and training to perform tasks efficiently and effectively.  This is especially true for larger jobs such as deep cleaning carpets, removing stains, washing windows and maintaining bathroom hygiene.  If you’ve fostered a culture of cleaning up and staying tidy, then let your staff get back to doing what they do best and leave the cleaning to the experts!

Use fewer, larger bins

Having a bin at every single work station might seem like a good idea but it means lots more work to remove the waste.  If you haven’t already, we suggest having centralised bins that staff can walk over to – keeping it all in one place just means less work at the end of the day!

Invest in quality and technology

Technology has permeated all factors of modern life and cleaning is no exception.  Robotic vacuums are one example of using technology to make regular cleaning that much easier.  Hand dryers with high air output are now much more effective than the traditional hand dryers that chewed through power.  Investing in these tools might be an upfront cost but they will continue to pay dividends in the future.

Use reusable products

Microfibre cleaning cloths are a great investment for any workplace. They can be used as-is for dusting and wiping up messes, or you can dampen them with water or a cleaning solution for more stubborn stains.

What’s more, microfibre cloths can be used multiple times before they need to be washed. Even better is that with proper care, they can last for years! Of course, remember to buy colour-coded microfibre cloths to prevent cross-contamination.

Cleaning can be quite a chore yet it can also be wasteful if you’re not smart about it. We hope you enjoyed these tips and if you do require a commercial cleaner for your workspace as above, then we hope to hear from you! Give us a call on 1300 175 263 or email us directly at enquiries@oneplanetcleaning.com.au.