Brits everywhere are celebrating the fact that spring is finally here! Lighter evenings and warmer weather is being welcomed across the country, as people embrace picnics and spring bank holidays outdoors. The season is also known for the annual ritual of cleaning and clearing out spaces. It’s a time for new beginnings, which can be applied to all aspects of your life.
In addition to your home and garden, you should also consider giving the office or your workplace a good spring clean too. It may get cleaned regularly by professional contract cleaners, but how often does it get a thorough deep clean? How often do you get out the ladders and clean the tallest windows? Here are some pro tips for spring cleaning the office.
Before you even attempt to start the cleaning process, you need to de-clutter the office first. Throw out everything you don’t need, because clutter can be a huge distraction at work. Organise desktops, file away paperwork or dispose of it if you’re sure you won’t need it anymore. This is also a perfect time to get rid of any broken furniture or replace any equipment that you never get around to doing. We’re all guilty of leaving these odd jobs but now is the time to prioritise them, and be proud of your workspace.
Kitchen Deep Clean
The office kitchen it often the dirtiest place in the building. After all those employees leaving mouldy food in the fridge and refusing to clean up after themselves, it’s no wonder. The kitchen probably gets a daily quick clean but it also deserves a thorough deep clean once a year. Properly clean the microwave, fridge, oven and dishwasher. Clear out the cupboards of items which have gone off or that nobody uses regularly, and clean each cupboard. Not only will this make the environment more pleasant, it will keep pests at bay.
Carpet or Floor Clean
The flooring in the office has an extremely high footfall, so whether you have carpets or hard flooring, it’s time to give it some TLC. Hire professionals in floor maintenance, who can offer speciality cleaning for all types of floors including marble, stone, hard wood or professional carpet cleaning.
Touch up the décor
Spring is the perfect time for making the office look more presentable. Peeling paint and tired furnishings really don’t make a good impression, so take the time to do some much needed touch ups. Also, if the walls are looking a bit dull then why not add a splash of colour? Bring the spring fresh feeling into the office.
Happy spring cleaning!