Office cleaning on a Budget for startups

Office cleaning on a Budget for startups

Starting a new business never begins with planning and considering the cleaning factor. In fact, many young and new entrepreneurs get caught with this responsibility. Although there are all kinds of professional office cleaning services, the budget may not always afford to pay them in full. And considering the current spread of viruses, it is crucial to keep the area as clean as possible.

Hence, it is necessary to create a program that guarantees the best services on a limited budget. The main tricks consist of knowing the frequency of cleaning, getting the right cleaning products, and making everyone collaborate. With that in mind, it is possible to reduce the cleaning services and the budget. Here is how to do it.

Frequency of cleaning

The frequency of cleaning certainly determines a lot of the effort that is put into it. Although it is desirable to clean it all every single day, it is not necessary to do it to reach a healthy and neat environment. Some areas have more traffic than others because they receive clients, providers, or employees and others don´t. Hence, the ideal cleaning program must consider daily, weekly, and monthly activities.

1.  Daily: On a daily basis, offices accumulate dirt that is visible at first view. Usually, they are in the busiest areas and the desks. Hence, you need to pay attention in the following way:

  • Empty all waste disposals
  • Collect and organize all papers and documents on the desks. You can use cabinets and trays to arrange them in convenient ways
  • Dust all desks and chairs
  • Mop floors from every area with disinfectant and with chlorine when necessary, including restrooms, kitchen, and reception areas
  • Remove occasional spots and stains the same day
  • Clean handles and locks
  • Refill toilet paper and hand soap in the bathroom
  • Clean and disinfect all basins and urinals
  • Organize chairs, and other furniture to make the areas neat
  • Clean glass doors to make sure you remove fingerprints and other spots.
  • Wash coffee makers and kitchen utensils if any

2.  Weekly: Once a week it is time to go deeper and prepare the entire office for the traffic of the week. If you have been following a daily routine, you jut need to do the following:

  • Vacuum floors, carpets, and chairs
  • Clean glass from doors and windows in and out
  • Wipe all cabinets and surfaces with disinfectant

3.  Monthly: Every month you can opt for moving furniture and clean deeply all the areas. It might include washing deeply the bathrooms and break/kitchen areas You can also use stronger products that remove the hardest spots.  

Get the right cleaning products

The market is full of products and brands of cleaning products. But it is necessary to be wise to select them. That can make a huge difference in the results. Firstly, you must use the right product for the surface. This is to say, leather cleaners for leather chairs, disinfectant for the floors, and chlorine for the hardest parts such as bathrooms. Also, you can check the effectiveness by reading the ingredients. And, if you are prone to protect the environment, you can select eco-friendly products too.

Making people collaborate

Keeping a clean office can be a team task. In this sense, employees should take care of keeping their desks and individual areas clean and neat. They could help to empty waste disposals regularly, organize their papers and documents in proper places, and wash their own utensils. It would leave only the hardest tasks for professional services and could save the budget. 

To make things easier, you can create schedules for everyone and have all the cleaning materials and tools at hand. Hence, office cleaning can be easier and reachable, even if you are just starting your business.

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