Office cleanouts can be hard work, especially when you don’t do regular maintenance or use cleaning services. Stuff can pile up quickly making this required task much more challenging. Unclean offices can actually negatively affect productivity levels and lead to employee dissatisfaction. To ensure success in a business, it is important to maintain a healthy and clean work environment.
You’ll need to plan ahead for when the day comes to decommission your current work area. We’ve prepared some easy to follow steps you can take now to lighten the burden.
Cleaning Tips for Furniture
Moving into a new location is a good, yet expensive solution, so most businesses want to keep their new space neat and organized. Here are some helpful tips to keep the workspace clean and office furniture in good condition.
Dust particles are inevitable, especially if there are several people. Factors that create dust or encourage accumulation include upholstery fibres, paper fibres, skin and hair cells, and improper air filters. They tend to settle on desks, bookshelves, filing cabinets, computers, telephones, and other surfaces. To eliminate dust particles in a room, use a damp cloth or a suitable polish to wipe the surface on a regular basis. Avoid using a feather duster on objects on the desk to prevent dust from becoming airborne.
People touch each other’s phones, keyboards, and desks. These may harbor more bacteria than in a bathroom, thus resulting in cross-contamination of some items. It is necessary to disinfect more frequently as possible. Use disinfecting wipes to efficiently sanitize the area. Wipe down desk, door handles, telephones, and other items that are touched regularly.
Removing Unwanted Spots
Unwanted spots such as food stains, coffee spills, and mud spots are inevitable in high-traffic spaces with several employees. Leaving them tends to make the surfaces look dirty and unwelcoming. Spray a carpet cleaner to remove stains on rugs and carpets. Using baking soda solution spray is also an excellent cleaning technique to remove spots, but be ready to allow it to sit for hours. You may also contact a professional cleaning company to handle deep stains.
Vacuuming and Sweeping
Cleaning the floor will make the area more appealing and reduce the risk of danger. This will remove debris, trash, and spills on the floor that can create hazards. For carpeted floors, consider using a baking soda solution to alleviate unwanted smells before you vacuum. Meanwhile, non-carpeted flooring requires sweeping and mopping to remove dust, dirt, and grime. A small amount of dishwashing detergent mixed with warm water, vinegar, and baking soda can act as a good cleaner that can renew the shine of the surfaces.
Decluttering and Organizing
A clean desk will increase the productivity of the employees. To keep a clean space, decluttering and organization are the key. Implement simple yet useful habits to keep the workspace organized and clutter-free. This will not only enhance the mood but also impress the clients.
Making Cleanouts Easy
Make a list and decide which items are useful and which ones should go to junk. Ideally, your team does the preparation and a professional service provider will do the heavy-lifting. Here are a few tips to keep in mind during office cleanouts.
- Make an inventory of all the items in the room. Be sure to identify which items will stay and those that you must get rid of.
- Categorize the junk for a more efficient cleaning and disposal. Box the items and label accordingly.
- Clear the halls and walkways to prevent any accidents and promote safer conditions during the cleanout job.
- Order the right size of trucks for the job. It must have ample space for your junk removal.
- Avoid several trips and save effort in hauling junk for disposal.
- Follow the standard process during a cleanout.
Your Partner In Office Solutions
It’s best to hire a professional service for an office cleanout and inventory management before moving forward to a new location. Liquis can help you get a fresh start by managing the migration from the cleaning job to junk removal to asset recovery. Contact us to schedule an appointment, and let’s get down to business.