My husband and I have really busy lives and often don't have time to clean the house. Unfortunately, both our kids have quite bad allergies to dust and mould, which means we need to keep the house spotless, which can be quite hard. We have started having a professional cleaning service come in a few times a week to give the house a good scrub while we are at work. It means that we can come home to a clean house. It means everyone is healthier, happier and less stressed out. This blog is for other parents of kids with allergies and has tips on how you can keep your house allergen free.
As a business owner you may be required to hire a commercial cleaning company every so often, in order to to keep your workspace clean and hygienic. This could include anything from carpet cleaning to a deep clean in preparation for handing over an office space to a new company. However, during long periods where you might use company cleaning staff, there are a few things you can do to enable your workforce to maintain a clean workspace, and limit the amount of grease, grime and rubbish that gets left about. Follow these simple hacks to make sure your office is a pleasant place place to work every day.
Whilst you may have company cleaners that clean each day, often they work either early in the morning or late at night. What would happen then if someone spilt a coffee? The reality is it would most likely be cleaned up using a few paper towels and left to stain. Having a small cleaning cupboard available for all staff to use could help to combat simple spillages and accidents like this. Some stain remover, absorbent pads, paper towels, air freshener and cloths would be a perfect start, and would allow people to quickly and efficiently deal with accidents and prevent odours and stains, before the professional cleaning staff could treat them properly.
Having a suitable bin area with a variety of recycling bins will help to stop bins from overflowing, whilst helping the office to care for the environment. Different coloured bins work well, and because the rubbish will be distributed more evenly they don't need to be as big and take up much space. Most professional working environments probably don't suffer from rubbish lying around, but having these bins available may encourage people to avoid overfilling the bins at their desks and thus concentrate the garbage in one area, reducing the likelihood of flies and odours. This would also make it quicker for the cleaning staff to empty the bins and would free them up to tackle other cleaning issues.
Having an accessible accident pad is a great idea. It means that staff are able to note down when and where a spillage or accident took place and how it was cleaned. This will help the cleaning staff to quickly identify areas that are likely to smell or stain and spot clean them as quickly as possible; this is particularly useful if they work out of office hours.Share