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Spring Cleaning Tips for a Safe, Productive Work Environment

 Spring is, without a doubt, the most beautiful and joyful time of the year in the Research Triangle region. Unfortunately, those who walk into your cluttered and dirty office will quickly lose their blissful spring vibes.

These gloomy workplaces are diametrically opposed to the uplifting spring atmosphere and can harm your workers' morale, performance, and health. Therefore you must engage in some spring cleaning to keep your office atmosphere as clean and cheerful as possible.

Related Read: Office Cleaning Tips for Better Building Maintenance

What Should You Clean?

Anything that could pose a health risk or hinder productivity should be thoroughly cleaned—doors, desks (did you know that the average desk harbors 400 times more bacteria than the average toilet seat???), drawers, doorknobs, and other frequently touched surfaces.

Do not forget about the floors. You may have mopped or vacuumed your office floors throughout the year, but when it comes to spring cleaning, you should consider bringing in the professionals at ServiceMaster Clean to deep clean or replace the carpets. This will make a world of difference in your workplace's cleanliness and the productivity of your employees.

Spring Cleaning Tips For Your Workplace

Cleaning large areas can be physically exhausting and time-consuming. As a result, most businesses tend to delegate this duty to qualified commercial cleaning companies in Raleigh, NC.

However, if you are brave enough to try your hand at commercial cleaning, here are some DIY commercial cleaning tips you might find useful...

1. Detest distractions

Whether it is retail store cleaning or office building cleaning, sprucing up is not always a pleasant experience, particularly when it has to be done DIY-style. Thus, people get distracted... and distractions only make things more difficult.

Distractions will cause you to lose your momentum and flow, and after hours of scrolling through your social media feed, you will be exhausted and likely put off the task for another day.

Therefore, it is important that you learn how to eliminate distractions.

Using apps designed to keep you from wasting time is a smart way to avoid social media disruptions while working. Some apps will limit your social media usage and nudge you to the work you are supposed to do.

If the number of papers and files on the desk is causing you to procrastinate, keep these files in a dump drawer. You should return and sort them out once you have finished cleaning.

2. Take care of papers and files

If there is one thing that every workplace has an abundance of, it is papers! Papers can be found in every workplace, and keeping track of these can be difficult because missing even one essential piece of paper can prove to be a costly mistake.

Therefore, before you get your broom and mop, you must sit down and go through these letters.

Examine the old files and notes and discard everything that is no longer necessary.

While you are at it, go through your filing system once more. You can color-code files to make them easier to find and to improve accessibility.

Also, logically organize your desk and keep frequently used items close at hand. As your desk environment will impact your productivity, make sure to prioritize organizing it in the best way.

3. Store items properly

Whenever it comes to commercial cleaning, organization is the key. To avoid getting caught up in the mass of papers and files, you will have to stay organized.

You will have to label items and store them neatly to make things easier for you. When things are labeled, you will spend less time looking for them. After labeling, keep them in their proper place. Picking items from one place only to keep them somewhere else will not work.

If there are any heavy objects, do not keep them on higher shelves; they should be kept on waist-high shelves so that reaching them only requires minimal bending. Boxes should be stacked securely so that the employees do not topple and fall.

4. Make use of suitable cleaning detergents

You will need a powerful cleaning detergent or soap to make your office squeaky clean. Whichever you plan to use, make sure it is benign and non-hazardous. It should not be potent enough to harm you, should you get in touch with it.

That said, most of these cleaning agents can be dangerous if they get in contact with your eyes or skin. So, do not clean without protection. Wear safety eyewear and gloves when using these detergents to protect your skin.

Also if you are mixing chemicals, do as instructed on the labels as even one misstep can be harmful.

5. Prioritize safety

Make sure to keep safety and functionality your primary concerns. Your office will, no doubt, look decent once cleaned, but you will have to go the extra mile to make it safer for all employees.

To that end, keep a first-aid kit handy and check if the necessary items are there that can take care of minor workplace injuries. If things need to be restocked, order them immediately.

Also, do not store flammable items, such as files and boxes, near sources of ignition.

Safety should also be given priority when you are cleaning your workplace. Wear protective gear so that even if you trip, you do not injure yourself. Make sure to know where the Material Safety Data Sheets, (MSDS) are located to protect yourself from hazardous chemical exposures and to work safely with chemical products.

While cleaning windows, stairwells, or other such areas that are not reachable from the floor, use pole-mounted brushes to avoid climbing. But if you have to climb, remember to use a sturdy ladder to prevent falls.

Professional Commercial Cleaning Services in Wake County, NC

Are you looking for professional, licensed commercial cleaning services? If so, put your trust in ServiceMaster Clean. Our experienced team of cleaning experts provides top-notch commercial building cleaning services to businesses in Wake County, NC, and the surrounding areas. Our commercial cleaning services can benefit all businesses and facilities, regardless of their industry. Retail cleaning, office cleaning, school cleaning, store cleaning—you name it, and we have it covered.

If you have any questions or would like to request an estimate, you can call us at 919-981-6553 or contact us online.