Take a immediate look at your environment within your office. What sort of approach does the space provoke? Stress? Calm? Productivity? Hair pulling? It’s very easy for the exterior of an office space to fall to the wayside when business picks up and people get busy. However, the phrase “Don’t judge a book by its cover” exists for a reason! Because people do, and will! Your office space could be the first intuition a potential client gets of your business. If it’s clean, tidy, and clutter-free, they are more likely trust your business than if it’s visibly dirty, trash vans are full, rugs are dirty, and the whole place is generally unorganized.
Here are five reasons to keep your office clean:
How efficient is an office filled with clutter, unfiled paperwork, and dust bunnies? Probably not very! Having a professional cleaning service, like Dallas Janitorial Service, come into your office space regularly could truly help your workers be better at their jobs. Working in a clean, professional environment should not be a luxury.
Plus, your customers will notice when your business runs like a well-oiled machine! The better your staff is able the work, the better they will serve your customers.
Keeping carpets clean will expand their life. Similarly, making sure dust is taken care of regularly means less of a chance that your expensive equipment like computers and printers will get clogged and bogged down by dust bunnies. You know in your home that it’s much easier to clean on a regular basis, a quick vacuum here and quick dust there, than having a marathon cleaning session every few months. That can get exhausting, and the dust and grime that builds up in that time can be harder to clean. Your office is no different.
Dust and other allergens can quickly become embedded in carpets, piled up in the duct system, and worm their way into tight spaces. Once enough of it is present, be ready for some of your staff to start experiencing allergy issues. It’s so important that the air we breathe is clean, and even something as simple as a routine cleaning schedule in the office can make all the difference.
Plus, dust aside, think about all the germs on the counters, desk, computers, phones, etc. A simple wipe down of those areas with a disinfectant wipe could quickly stomp out flu bug or other germs that could otherwise quickly spread among your staff and even your customers.
We’ve talked about the appearance of the front office, but what about other spaces a customer might see – like the bathroom. Have you ever been in a restaurant where the bathroom is filthy, there’s hair on the floor, and the toilet paper roll is empty? What kind of impression did that leave?
Simply keeping the bathroom spic and span and toilet paper stocked is another way to show your clients that you care about every aspect of your business and building. Seriously, the look of the bathroom should mirror the appearance of the front – clean, organized, and ready for business.