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Maintaining a Clean Office Space: More Important Now Than Ever

Since the COVID-19 pandemic, cleanliness is on our minds — the workplace included. But is your office clean? The average office has more than 10 million bacteria. If your office has multiple desks, then it’s no wonder why illnesses run rampant in the workplace.

More reasons to maintain a clean office.

Reduce employee illness. As we’re learning from Covid, illnesses spread rapidly. Germs collect on our desks, chairs, the break room, on doorknobs, in the bathroom, and in other places.

Better mood.  Do you feel better after cleaning your home? There’s a reason for this. When you’re in a clean and sanitized work environment, you’re more comfortable in your space.

Motivation? There’s a connection between a positive mindset and concentration, so your staff will feel great while getting more done.

Disorganization means you can’t find anything, you’re constantly looking at the clutter.   Time you spend trying to find things can be used toward accomplishing your work.

Extended Equipment Life.  Office cleanliness not only pertains to organized papers and clean bathrooms. Your office likely has lots of equipment, or at least a printer and fax machine. This equipment requires maintenance and even cleanliness. If your whole staff is using the equipment, be sure to sanitize them regularly.

Create a tidy culture.  Influence your staff to keep a tidy workplace and clean up after themselves. If you all tend to eat in the breakroom, enforce your staff to wash their own dishes.

Better first impressions.  Does your business attract foot traffic? No customer wants to shop in a dirty business.

Also, who knows if the next person walking through your business door is a supervisor, or CEO.

At the end of the day, your business is your image. If your office is unclean, that reflects on the public’s perception of you. Especially since there are commercial cleaning services that can easily keep a clean workplace.  Give us a call 204-770-7103.0