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In the world of work December is the month of racing to meet deadlines, trying to get ahead of schedule with workloads to make up for the days off at the end of the month, and generally being snowed under paperwork. It’s not hard to imagine cleanliness would be further down the list of things to take care of.

Here are a few reasons why you should bump it up your list in the new year: 

It affects your productivity 

Research shows that a staggering percent of professionals surveyed (88%) reported that the hygiene standard of their workplace impacts the efficiency of their work – scent, overall cleanliness and bathroom hygiene are amongst the top areas which companies need to pay attention to in terms of improving cleanness. One more reason you should be paying attention to your office hygiene standard is the correlation most people find it has to company culture and employee life-work balance!

It makes tough days easier

No matter how much someone loves their job, there are always the odd days when it seems like everything is going against them; don’t make mess another thing on the list of things to battle with! It makes a gloomy day a lot brighter if the kitchen is clean when you are making that extra cup of coffee to get you through the afternoon, or if you don’t have to stop halfway through a task to dig through clutter on your desk for the stapler.

It boosts your customer service

If the customer is happy, you are happy – and there’s nothing like a clean, bright office area to make them feel welcome. At the end of the day, if your work environment is well-maintained and clean, it shows that you care, which gives clients the confidence that you will be able to handle their needs and they can trust you with their business.

It also makes you healthier!

Of course, this is valid for all times of the year, but especially so in the winter months. Keeping the office clean can significantly help slow down the spread of seasonal bugs and viruses, therefore reducing absenteeism and improving the overall health of the whole team!

If everyone in the office has too many tasks on their hands to clean amongst yourselves or you think a commercial cleaner would do a better job, now is an excellent time to get a commercial cleaning quote!