Perhaps it’s time for a spring clean of your office, or maybe a full remodeling. If you are an office manager or owner, you will inevitably have to deal with a big office clean-out every once in a while. Cleaning out an office can be a daunting task, but we have some helpful tips for the best ways to safely clean out an office.
Clean And Organise Regularly
Keeping on top of your regular cleaning and organization schedule will help make that job easier when it comes to the big clean-out. One of the worst things to deal with when organizing an office is clutter, cluttered paperwork, files and supplies can be a pain to dispose of, all paper and plastics should be recycled, and you have to make sure that it is all to be thrown away and not kept. Keeping on top of your organization and cleaning regularly should help to reduce the clutter in your office.
Dispose Of Trash
Once you have organized all the paperwork and supplies that you need to keep, it’s time to get rid of everything that is not necessary. There can be a huge amount of trash accumulated from an office, so you may want to find a skip bin to store your waste safely and tidily. Make sure you organize the trash for recycling and give any usable materials to goodwill.
Take Care Of The Furniture
The furniture in your office is one of the biggest tasks and should take due care. Once all of the supplies, paperwork, and other sundries have been organized, you can clear the desks and chairs, move them if necessary, and give them a deep clean and disinfect. Designating an area to move the furniture too so that you can properly clean the floors is a wise idea too. You can take this opportunity to assess the furniture for any repairs or replacements.
Lights, Fixings, Windows, And Doors
Next, you will want to clean all the fixtures in your office. Cleaning out lights, door frames, and windows will rid your office of a lot of dust, cleaning and polishing metal and chrome to give you a shiny finish, and finally clean those windows to get rid of all those fingerprints and smears.
Floors And Carpets
With all the dust and grime kicked up from the furniture and fixtures, now is the time to sweep up and clean the floors, choose the right cleaning materials for the flooring in your office. For carpets, you will want to shampoo and clean, and give plenty of air and time to dry.
Additional Office Areas.
Once you have finished the main office spaces you can start to take care of the additional office areas such as restrooms, kitchen, parking areas, and lobby. You want to make a clean and safe environment for your employees, so in addition to your daily cleaning schedule, you should schedule a deep clean every couple of weeks. Adding some potted plants or minor decorations can improve the feeling of freshness in these areas.
Following these 6 steps will ensure you clean your office safely and efficiently, leaving a fresh and comfortable environment for you and your staff.