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Spring Cleaning the Busy Office
Waving goodbye to winter means a new season on the doorstep. Spring cleaning isn’t just for the home but for the busy office too. Just how do you galvanise staff in making sure that the office is given a thorough clean?
Small businesses rarely employ cleaning staff – mainly from lack of budget – and so the basic cleaning duties fall to staff. Providing everyone does their part, a spring clean in the office is easily done.
Use technology such as Google calendar to set date and times when certain cleaning tasks need to be completed by and by whom. Sharing this across your team is easily done.
Whilst individuals are responsible for their own work areas, it is the spring cleaning of shared areas that you need to achieve as a team.
THE KITCHEN AREA
Assign a team to clean out the cupboards, get rid of broken/chipped or stained mugs, glasses etc. and to also create a list of replacement items needed.
Don’t forget to wipe out the fridge too.
- Screens need to be wiped with the correct cleaning cloths
- Keyboards and phone need to be wiped with anti-bacterial wipes etc.
- Cords and cables should be tidied too, using cord clips to streamline their appearance
Decluttering is an essential part of the spring clean. For the busy office, this can mean archiving documents and folders. On one hand, this is a physical task but there is also your network to think of. Is everything being backed up and do you need to keep all the information that you do?
Don’t forget that any paperwork with personal details etc, should be shredded and not placed in the bin.
As part of any spring clean, you will come across things that need to be replaced and you will also find that the things that need storing, the volume of items and so on changes too. Making a list of new items needed for the office, including office storage solutions is essential.
REPLACE AND RECYCLE
When something is not used any more, is broken or is clutter, it should either be thrown or preferably recycled. But when something is removed, you’ll need to consider whether it needs replacing.
Another aspect of the spring clean is that you can see just how much waste you are generating as a business. With businesses and organisations under pressure to minimise waste, this is an opportunity to identify what your waste is and how voluminous it is – and how you can minimise it.
DEADLINES AND CELEBRATE
No one likes to clean. But with a deadline in place, you can push the spring clean project through so that it is not a hassle but a short, sharp series of tasks that are completed in good time.
And when it’s done, its time to celebrate as a team!