The New Year is the perfect time for a fresh start on a few things, and one of these is certainly your cleaning cupboard. Research shows that the average office desk has up to 400 times more bacteria than a toilet seat, and that 60% of staff absenteeism can be attributed to an unclean workplace; ensuring that your cleaning cupboard is stocked with the essential products can help to promote a clean and healthier workplace for your employees.
Before your organization finishes for the Christmas holidays it’s a good idea to have a clean to ensure the environment is welcoming when you return after the festive period; cleaning out your cleaning cupboard might seem like one of those tasks that can be put off, but when you get stuck into it, it’s not too difficult to ensure that your cleaning cupboard is free of bottles that are out of date, or simply not effective for the job at hand anymore.
It’s a good idea to be brutal when you are looking at restocking your cleaning cupboard for the new year, think about what products will be used and organize them in a system that makes sense for your employees.
When working in an office environment, it’s important to understand there are certain types of cleaning products that can be used on surfaces; for example, a specific cleaner will be required for computer screens and phones, whilst a disinfectant spray is important to ensure any germs are killed across surfaces that are used by many.
For computers, phones and other electrical items, specialist cleaners will be required that will not harm the surface,
General surface cleaning around the office, i.e. desks, cupboard tops and drawers can be cleaned and wiped down with a simple disinfectant spray or even a polish depending on what kind of surface it is.
Keeping on top of the washing up in your office is important, there is nothing worse than coming in to a pile of washing to be completed in the morning; to keep on top of it, it’s often a good idea to create a cleaning rota to ensure that the cleaning is distributed evenly around the office.
With so many people walking in an around your office environment, keeping on top of your floor cleaning is important. Whether that’s a simple hoover at the end of the day, or if it is a hard surface, a mop will be required.
Cleaning Your Cleaning Products
Now, we don’t mean spraying them and wiping them down… though if your products have been left unused for a while it might be a good idea to wipe them down as they are being organized. Cleaning cloths, sponges, scourers and even mops and buckets will need to be kept clean and organized to ensure they are used to their full potential. Not only this, but think about how many germs, dirt and grime your cleaning products come into contact with each day,