At Mrs Bucket, we understand the importance of a clean office and our commercial cleaning team are always on hand to ensure that everyone can start their day in a sparkling clean workplace.
Alongside hiring a commercial team, there are some quick and easy ways to ensure that the day to day upkeep of the office’s cleanliness is maintained. Here’s how to keep your office clean…
- Encourage hand washing
It is important that everyone in your office understands the importance of washing their hands regularly as this can be a common way of passing germs around the office. On average, people touch their faces at least 18 times per hour so it is important that they regularly wash their hands as 80% of infectious diseases are transmitted by touch. If possible, try to include a touchless dispenser for soap in the toilet and kitchen as this will improve overall hygiene in the office.
- Have disinfectant wipes available
Disinfectant wipes are very handy for keeping the office clean and fresh as you can encourage your staff members to wipe down their desks. Disinfectant wipes are an easy way to sanitise a workspace and can help to prevent the spread of illness.
- Declutter desk spaces
Keeping a clean and tidy office is important for everyone’s health, but it also improves productivity. If staff work in an environment that is decluttered and clean they are likely to work more efficiently. Therefore, make sure that everyone keeps their desk space clean by advising staff to remove unnecessary clutter. This will also help to avoid dust and germ build up on desks.
- Empty bins everyday
Although at first it might appear excessive, by emptying bins every day it will create a much better office environment. This is especially important if staff use their bins to throw away food, as if they are not emptied regularly the bins will start to smell and create more germs. Try and add this into the daily office routine and you will start to notice the difference it makes to the workplace.
- Try not to eat at your desk
We understand that sometimes it is not convenient to eat away from your desk, but try and encourage your staff to take their lunch break elsewhere. This will not only mean they are more productive when they return but it will also help to improve the cleanliness of the office. It is said that the keyboard can have more germs than a toilet seat and this is partly due to food accumulating between the keys. If you notice that staff are still eating at their desks, remember to have disinfectant wipes nearby so that they can at least clean up their workplace once they have eaten.
These top tips are small things that you can implement into your office easily and they will make a big difference to the workplace environment.
If you would like to know more about the commercial cleaning service at Mrs Bucket, please do not hesitate to get in touch.