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Office Cleaning Tips

It can be tough keeping an office clean until your commercial cleaning company arrives to take care of the next cleaning. Luckily, there are a number of small things you can do that will make all the difference.

A place for everything

It’s important that everything be kept organized in your office. Drawers, racks, shelves and other designated places can make all the difference when trying to look for important documents. Having everything properly organized will make a world of difference in keeping your office clean.

Declutter

Is your operation filled with paper, books, files and other things that you don’t need anymore? Get rid of anything that is no longer necessary. You’ll have more space, and have divested yourself of unnecessary items.

Germ prevention

You can prevent the spread of germs with just a few simple steps. The first is to clean your electronics, especially if you eat at your desk. This is a simple fix that can be done just by wiping down your keyword and monitor daily with specially-made wipes.

You should also keep Handi-Wipes readily available, just in case any unforeseen circumstances happen, like spills. Another thing to do is to use a computer brush to get rid of all crumbs in your keyboard, and to wash out dirty mugs and other dishware.

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Commercial Cleaning: Top Germ Areas in Your Office

Everyone loves a clean office space. Even though the space might look clean, there still might be an accumulation that you can’t see: Germs.

Last year, Kimberly-Clark professional, the maker of such brands like Kleenex, Scott, Huggies and more, did a study billed as “one of the most detailed and comprehensive studies conducted on identifying workplace hotspots where germs can lurk.” Company hygienists collected around 5,000 swabs from office buildings with more than 3,000 employees.

The areas with the highest levels of contamination were:

  • Break room sink faucet handles
  • Microwave door handles
  • Keyboards
  • Refrigerator door handles
  • Water fountain buttons
  • Vending machine buttons

Other areas with high contamination included computer mice, desk phones, office furniture, reception areas, ATMs, stair railings, copy stations, door handles, elevator buttons and conference tables.

What can be done to decrease germs in your office?

Understand why problem areas are problem areas

Take a look and identify surfaces that are used the most. Knowing this will allow you and your co-workers to adopt healthier sanitation habits.

Wash, wipe, sanitize

Wash your hands after going to the bathroom, sneezing, etc. Wipe off surfaces once you’re done using them. Keep hand sanitizer on your desk and other public locations to eliminate germ transmission.

Educate and communicate

Let your team know about the issue and communicate to them the seriousness of reducing germs in the workplace to create a healthier working environment.

Hire a professional

If you and your co-workers don’t have the time to thoroughly clean the office, hire a professional commercial cleaning company like All Source Building Services & Supply Co. Let us do the cleaning, while you worry about getting your work done.

Hire an Office Cleaning Company for a Clean Workplace in 2013

Many of us make personal New Year’s resolutions to change lifestyle habits, learn a new skill or something else. Businesses can make their own resolutions, whether it’s increasing sales, adding staff or just doing something different around the office. If it seemed like you and your staff were spending more time cleaning than you were working, resolve to hire an office cleaning company so 2013 doesn’t continue on the same trend.

Business owners and managers have found it makes more sense to hire a professional cleaning company than it does to do the work in-house. A dedicated cleaning company will have all the knowledge, experience and equipment necessary to clean your office, with a staff (insured and bonded in most cases) trained on what products are available and most appropriate for each task.

Another reason to think about outsourcing your office cleaning is that many firms have expanded their offerings to include building maintenance functions: electrical, plumbing, painting and more. So, you’ll only need to have to call one company for all your maintenance needs rather than calling multiple providers for various services.

It’s important for the health and safety of your employees that clean office environment be maintained. By having the job done right, you can increase morale and productivity among your staff, and create a positive first impression for your customers.

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Keeping Your Office Clean & Organized

For many professionals, a messy, disorganized office is one of the biggest obstacles to being able to work smart and efficiently. It can be a burden when you’re unable to find necessary documents or supplies, not to mention the time it takes to switch from task to task. All of these factors can cause you to accomplish less over the work day, so it’s important that your office remains organized.

As a Minneapolis office cleaning company, All Source Inc. has learned a few tips over the years on how to keep an office clean and efficient, and here are a few tips on how to make your workspace the best it can be:

Clean desks

Employees who haven’t seen the surface of their desk in quite some time may find it to be a soothing experience, and give them the motivation necessary to continue on with their work and upcoming projects.

Make sure everything has its place

How many times have you or someone in your office has stressed over a document, causing tardiness to a meeting or appointment? By putting everything in a designated location, this can be avoided.

Purge

Purging is getting rid of what isn’t needed or wanted. If there is an item that hasn’t been used in six months time, then consider donating it. If it doesn’t work it, throw it away or recycle it. Once the purge is complete, you can put your focus on what’s left.

If you need help with routine cleaning (vacuuming, window washing, etc.), then give us a ring today at (952) 473-3228 or Click Here to Request a Free Quote.

No Rushing Around with Office Cleaning

Ever had one of those days? The kind where you get up late, get stuck in traffic, and then, when you finally  get to the office you have a client meeting in half an hour and the people who are supposed to clean the office haven’t had picked up from the meeting yesterday? Nothing a stressful day like feeling as though all you are doing is trying to prevent something else from happening. Then, when you have to stop to clean the bathroom(s) and dust the blinds, it just seems to add insult to injury.

You need to be making the final preparations for your client, not washing the mirrors, making sure there are paper towels and vacuuming the floors. Hiring an office cleaning service is the answer to your woes. By letting someone else take care of the cleaning, you make the most of your time in the office. An office cleaning company will not only take care of this for you, but can actually save you money on the cost of the supplies.

Having an office cleaning company to take care of the look of your business will free you up to work on those things that matter most for your business. Don’t be one of those people who have to spend time everyday cleaning the office. Hire a professional to do it for you. You’ll be glad you did.