Clean From Top to Bottom
Maintain your breakroom space with cleaning solutions that you can keep under the sink or in a storage closet. A heavy-duty, all-purpose cleaner may work well for countertops, sinks, floors, tables and chairs. Buying large containers that last longer is a great way to save by spending less money per ounce.
Wiping It Away
Paper towels could make cleaning up a breeze, and there are plenty of ways to dispense them. For high traffic areas consider using hands-free dispensers, which automatically dispense sheets for drying hands or wiping down tables in busy offices. For everyday spills in areas with less traffic, a vertical paper towel holder may work fine.
Consider using the pleasant aroma of air fresheners to keep the air in the breakroom smelling fresh. Low-maintenance, automatic air freshener options dispense fragrances on a timed release, taking the hassle out of keeping the room smelling great.
Establish a Routine
Create a weekly cleaning schedule for your office to ensure that it gets a thorough cleaning on a regular basis. Divide areas and cleaning tasks by days of the week and stock up on supplies such as floor mops, solution dispensers and surface wipes.
Sanitizing for Germs
Help encourage a healthier and more productive working environment. Prevent the spread of germs with the strategic placement of hand sanitizer throughout the office. Help everyone do their part in avoiding the spread of germs by making it a breeze to take preventive measures.
Take out the Trash
Shared spaces can get messy fast. Place trash cans in restrooms, near desks, sinks and refrigerators, or in central locations where they would be easily accessible to everyone. Purchase heavy-duty plastic bags that are sturdy enough to hold large amounts of trash without tearing.
Store Cleaning Supplies
Afternoon cleanings are simplified when everything you need is stored in one, easy-to-access area. A rolling janitorial cart is considered to be one of the best ways to transport cleaning items that are needed while on the move. Store carts in utility closets with other cleaning essentials so everything can be found in one central location.
Putting Safety First
Inform everyone that cleaning is in progress by prominently displaying warning signs. Cautionary signs let everyone know to avoid the space while cleaning is in progress. Keep safety a priority and make it a point to keep signage on display as long as there are potential dangers such as wet, slippery floors.
Reaching High Places
When it comes to cleanliness and order, keeping areas that are high off the ground tidy and organized can be a bit of a challenge. Keep a sturdy stepladder around to assist with tasks like dusting off cabinets and changing light bulbs or a step stool to simplify obtaining items that may be just out of reach.
Brushing Toilet Bowls
Despite its importance, the duty of keeping toilets clean is likely one that isn’t approached with great enthusiasm. Help take some of the apprehension away with tools that simplify the task. A standard brush is great but consider options with longer, more ergonomic handles or brushes that use refillable heads for convenience.