It’s said that professionals who take pride in their workspaces tend to have clean desks, less clutter, and a more productive day. There’s little question that a tidy environment can make us feel better as we work, but some companies still struggle to adopt these “neat” behaviors—even with a professional cleaning company!
Finding the Right Cleaning Company
Bigger tasks like vacuuming and scrubbing the breakroom are always easier to pass off to your cleaners or a professional cleaning company. However, once you have your cleaning company’s schedule figured out, it’s important to let your employees know what to expect. Is the carpet going to get vacuumed every Tuesday night? Let your office staff know so they can prepare accordingly.
If you really want to get the most out of your cleaning budget, you need to enlist the help of your team. Day-to-day tidiness requires an all-hands-on-deck approach. Doing the smaller, simpler tasks (like recycling, organizing paperwork, keeping items off the floor) throughout the week will let your cleaners focus on other assignments—like deep-cleaning the microwave, taking care of dust bunnies, and cleaning the windowpanes.
Prepping Your Office for Cleaning
Implementing a few changes slowly can help get the job done on a daily basis. After all, it’s a team effort. A weekly cleaning service can certainly help, but they can’t do it all. If you want your office to shine every day of the week, you’ve got to set some new ground rules.
- Start a “Clean Desk” Policy
At the end of each day, encourage your co-workers to clear off their workspace. Not only will this help them feel focused when the get back to work the next morning, it helps send a clear message to any visitors that your office means business.
- Reward with Office Supplies
Consider awarding small prizes to your team for their efforts every other month or each quarter. Those “clean desk” winners might appreciate a new corkboard, right? Little incentives will help keep the momentum for organization up. Plus, getting papers off the desk will make it easier for your cleaning service to dust on a more regular basis!
- Create a “Chore Chart”
If the breakroom gets out of hand, why not take turns with the clean-up? Everyone will be happy to do their part if they know the schedule ahead of time. (And it often helps to work in pairs. That way, no one has to wash all the coffee mugs on their own.)
- Be Green and Recycle
Invest in a couple new bins for your paper, plastic, and cans. Then train your team—and cleaners—to use the appropriate bins for their waste. If everything is going straight to the trash, your company is missing out on some easy green habits!
Teaming Up with Tidy Tabs
When everyone in the company is doing their part throughout the day, you’re helping to create a refreshing environment for work. A professional cleaning company can help tie up any loose ends along the way. At Tidy Tabs, our focus is on providing companies big and small with the best service. We’ll do the cleaning, so you can focus on what matters most in your business.
If you’re located on the west side of Indianapolis, we’d love to hear from you! Just send Tidy Tabs a message or give us a call at 317-426-7806 to start the conversation. We look forward to hearing from you.