|02 September 2014
Save Time With The Office Cleaning By Using Your Staff
If you are feeling like the idea of spending loads of cash on your cleaners for the office is getting in the way of the money being put to good use in other areas, then you may want to have a think about how you can prevent the need for the cleaners to be there as long as they are. The fact of the matter is that the cleaner the apace is in general, the less time a cleaner will need to spend, so if you can keep the upkeep of the office in order through your staff’s use of the place, then it should have a knock on effect on the way in which your cleaners do their work. The fact of the matter is however, that your staff are primarily there to get their work done, so attempting to coerce them in to keeping the place nice is not going to go down to well, after all, they probably aren’t paid to clean! Have a think about the trouble spots in the office, in terms of the commercial cleaning. Ask your cleaner what they think takes them the longest, and have a think about how you can battle this. Many offices will have a communal kitchen which is used by the staff for making tea and coffee in, or even lunch. Given that the use of this room is brief for each employee, it is often allowed to get messy, and if the office cleaning professional needs to spend half an hour washing up when they arrive, then your money is being drained by the laziness of your staff. One way to battle this is to have a kitchen cleaning rule. If a staff member makes a mess, then they have to clean it up. Basically a system of leave the place as you found it. In order to upkeep this by means other than just simple honesty, it is a good idea to ensure that every office employee has their own mug, or plate, to ensure that any dirty plates can be traced back to their owner. Dusting down the desks can be difficult for contract cleaners if they are messy, so ensure that your employees are happy to leave their desks tidy at the end of the day. One of the main problems with office cleaning is that papers and files can be tidied in a way that leaves them out of order, or difficult to find. Whilst they may have looked out of order on the desk, the reality is that the staff member will know what they were looking at, and if they are tidied away, then time is being wasted when trying to reshuffle them. For this reason, you should have the staff put their files and papers away properly at the end of the day, so that the office cleaners can simply come in and wipe down the desks with a duster, without fear of messing anything up! It will also be good practice in general for the office, to ensure that files don’t go missing. If you know that the office is being vacuumed on a certain day, then on that day, the staff can put their chairs on their desks to make it faster. This is a very simple and easy thing for one person to do once, but for one cleaner to do the whole office will take a lot of time, so it’s a pretty big time saver! Have a think about how this could lead on to other time saving ideas.
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