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How to Reduce the Amount of Consumable Office Supplies You Use

In this day and age, it’s more important than ever for your business to be as green and environmentally friendly as possible. You want to help reduce your carbon footprint and be a responsible member of your community. Not only that, but some of these tips might help your office save some money on supplies! One of the best ways to help the environment is by reducing the amount of consumable office supplies your St Louis Park business uses. Here are a few tips and tricks on how to go about doing this.

  • If your office doesn’t already have one in place, start a recycling program. Most areas offer recycling pick-up services for an extra monthly fee. Go out and buy a new trash can and mark it for recyclables only. Encourage your staff to recycle cans, cardboard, plastic, newspaper and other items like that.
  • When purchasing paper for your office, buy recycled paper whenever you can and whenever it is practical.
  • Have a spot for people to place used pieces of paper that they don’t need anymore. Encourage your employees to go to that stash any time they need scratch paper instead of using a new piece of blank paper.
  • If you are having a big office lunch, try to get metal utensils to use. These utensils can be washed and used again. While metal utensils might not be practical for everyday use, you can help cut down on the number of disposable utensils you use when you use metal utensils whenever you can.
  • Encourage your employees to bring reusable cups, thermoses, water bottles and similar items to use at the office on a daily basis. Along the same lines, ask your employees to use reusable bags for their lunches and to carry other items in and out of the office.
  • When your office receives any delivery boxes, save them so you can reuse them to ship items back out.
  • Whenever possible, print using black ink, not color.
  • If you have any office-wide memos to distribute, do so via email. Print out a copy or two, if need be, and hang them in the kitchen or break room.

Are you interested in learning more about consumable office supplies in St Louis Park? Call All Source at 952-473-3228 or contact us to get a Free Estimate.

The Many Advantages of Professional Commercial Cleaning

As a company that offers professional commercial cleaning in Roseville and the surrounding areas, we can think of plenty of reasons to hire us for all of your office and commercial property cleaning needs. After all, you’re a busy person, and if you hire experts like us, you can cross daily and weekly cleaning tasks off of your To Do List. Here are a few other reasons you should hire us for commercial cleaning.

Reason 1: First impressions

First impressions are incredibly important, especially when you have new customers or clients coming to your office. If your office or commercial property is clean, that is an excellent reflection on your business and what potential customers can expect from you. A clean facility means you and your employees take pride in their work, and hiring us for commercial cleaning means your office will always look its best.

Reason 2: Happier and healthier employees

Regular commercial cleaning includes disinfecting surfaces, which is invaluable during cold and flu season (and throughout the rest of the year as well). Not only that, dust can cause breathing problems, especially for those who already have respiratory issues. Regular commercial cleaning by us means you and your employees will be healthier, which could also make them happier in the long run.

Reason 3: Efficient without cutting corners

Commercial cleaning is our job. That means we have all of the right tools, equipment and know-how to do the work quickly but without sacrificing any of the high quality work we are known for. We can probably do the work much faster than anyone else, but the end results will still look great and, chances are, will exceed your expectations. We make sure every member of our commercial cleaning team is fully trained so they know the best and most effective methods of cleaning your office and commercial property.

Reason 4: Fully customizable

The best part about hiring us for commercial cleaning is that our services are all fully customizable. We can come to your office on a daily, weekly or as-needed basis, and we can even come out to clean it if you are hosting a big event at your office, like before a big meeting or conference.

Are you interested in learning more about commercial cleaning in Roseville or the surrounding areas? Call All Source Building Services and Supply Co. at 952-473-3228, or you can contact us to get a Free Estimate.

Keeping Your Office Clean this Winter

Winter can be a lovely time of year with the white snow and austere beauty of the bare trees and landscape. But sometimes the winter can also wreak havoc on commercial properties and businesses, so it is important to stay on top of office cleaning at your Bloomington business. Here are a few of our favorite tips and suggestions on which office cleaning chores you or your office cleaning service should stay on top of this winter and throughout the rest of the year.

  • If you don’t have them already, use floor mats for any doors that lead to the outside. Floor mats will capture a lot of dirt, salt and other debris off of people’s feet before they track all of it farther into your office and onto the carpets and hard surface flooring. This makes office cleaning just a bit easier on you if you handle these tasks yourself. If you have a professional office cleaning service, it will make their jobs easier as well.
  • Make sure any gutters or draining systems on your building’s roof is working properly and not clogged with leaves and other debris. It might be cold outside, but make sure you do not neglect the exterior of your commercial property. If your gutters back up, it could cause other problems like a leaky roof.
  • An office cleaning service like ours can come to your office on a daily basis (if you want), and one of the many cleaning services we can provide is making sure everything is fully disinfected. This is especially important this time of year during flu season. It could help keep you, your employees and your clients healthy.
  • Do not neglect your building’s windows! This is one of the many office cleaning services we provide. Clean windows allow more sunlight to come into your office, and natural light can help increase your employees’ productivity. Not only that, sunlight is also a great way to help dry up any damp floors or carpeting, which means your carpets and floor could be in better shape come spring time. Clean windows also make your office more attractive to current and potential clients.

Are you interested in learning more about office cleaning in Bloomington and the surrounding areas? Call All Source Building Services and Supply Co. at 952-473-3228, or you can contact us to get a Free Estimate.

Preparing Your Commercial Property’s Trees for Winter

With winter right around the corner, maybe you’ve already discussed winter tree care with your landscaping service. If you haven’t, you should give us a call because one of the many services our commercial cleaning company offers St Louis Park business owners is arborist services. Here are a few of our favorite tips on how to make sure your trees are ready for winter’s upcoming chill.

You should make sure your trees, especially ones with thinner bark or ones that have just been planted, are protected from sun scald. This also affects trees whose bottom branches were recently pruned or trees that were transplanted from a shady spot to a sunny one. Wrap the trees’ trunks with some type of commercial tree wrap or plastic tree guard: any light-colored material will do. The material should reflect the sun off of the tree and help to keep the bark at a more constant temperature. The wraps should be placed on your trees sometime during the fall months and taken off in the spring after the last frost.

The winter months can also cause problems for evergreen trees, like when the foliage turns brown or looks like it has been bleached. This can be caused by the winter sun and wind, especially during bright sunny days when it is still cold outside. You can take pine boughs (or a left over Christmas tree) and prop them up against or over your evergreens to protect them from the winter sun and wind. The boughs will also catch any snow that falls, and that will also offer them more protection.

Make sure your evergreens have plenty of water, especially during the crucial growing season and into the fall months. However, you should be sure not to over-water them either. You can also build a barrier out of burlap or a similar material and make sure the barrier goes around the south, southwest and windward sides of your evergreen trees. If the evergreens have a substantial amount of damage on all sides, the burlap barrier should go around the entire tree.

Of course, this is a lot of work depending on how many trees you have on your commercial property. You should call our professional commercial cleaning company and we can handle this and more for you!

For more information on our commercial cleaning company serving St Louis Park and the surrounding areas, call All Source Building Services and Supply Co. at 952-473-3228 or you can contact us and get a Free Estimate.

Benefits of Outsourcing Consumable Office Supplies

If you own or manage a business, then you definitely go through time periods where you are totally swamped with work. Between managing employees and ensuring customers are taken care of, there are plenty of office-related tasks that can easily get overlooked. Sometimes, it’s okay that they’re overlooked. Other times, if certain supplies are not restocked or certain tasks are not done on a regular basis, it can leave you and your employees in the lurch. Consumable office supplies in your Edina business are one of those things that you need to stay on top of.

Fortunately, you can hire a company like All Source Building Services and Supply Co. to keep your consumable office supplies fully stocked and ready to go. We can come on a scheduled basis or as needed to make sure you and your employees have everything you need.

You do not have to worry about whether or not you have enough paper towels in your bathroom or kitchen. And you do not have to worry that your kitchen doesn’t have enough napkins or paper plates for your next employee luncheon.

When we stock your consumable office supplies, you might actually end up saving some money on them. Sure, you have to pay us for our services, but we get good deals on these types of supplies, and we always try our best to pass those savings along to our customers.

Hiring us to restock your consumable office supplies and to take care of other aspects of your office cleaning means more of your time is freed up to take care of more important things like your customers, employees and making sure your business continues to run smoothly.

Hiring us can also help free up your time so you have more time for a personal life. Not having to worry about your consumable office supplies means you can leave your office for a sick day or to go on vacation, and you will not have to worry that your business’ bathroom will run out of toilet paper in your absence.

These are just a few reasons you should call us to learn about how we can help with your consumable office supplies and all of your other office cleaning needs.

Are you interested in learning more about consumable office supplies in Edina? Call us at All Source Building Services and Supply Co. at 952-473-3228, or you can contact us to get a Free Estimate.