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The Joy of Cleaning

Hello and welcome to my cleaning blog. Cleaning can bring you a lot of joy. Without it, our homes and businesses would literally be covered in old food, dust, and garbage. My name is Penny, and in this blog, I'm going to cover cleaning techniques and tips for staying organized. Whether you are trying to wash a stain out of a shirt or keep on top of the vacuuming, I hope these posts help. I also plan to write about hiring professional cleaners for your home, office, or even your industrial facility. My hope is that this blog brings you as much joy as a clean space.


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3 Ways You And Your Employees Can Help Your Night Cleaning Service

Catherine Edwards

If you have a nightly commercial cleaning service come into your office, you may wonder if there is anything you can do as a courtesy during the day to help them. If so, use the following three ways you and your employees can help out your night cleaners.

Place The Desk Chairs In The Same Position Each Night

During the nightly cleaning session, the cleaning crew will usually vacuum or sweep and mop under the desks, depending on whether you have carpet or bare floors in your office. If your employees tend to leave their chairs in various positions, such as under the desk or across the room, it can take your cleaners time to locate and move the chairs.

At the end of their shifts, have your office workers move their chairs to the front and side of the desks, leaving the opening clear. This allows the cleaning crew to clean under the desk quickly and efficiently, then move the chair underneath. In the morning, your employee's chairs will be ready and in place.

Have Employees Use A Central Trash Receptacle For Each Section

Especially if you have a lot of office workers, you probably have a large amount of small desk trash cans for each desk. For the cleaning crew, emptying each and every individual trash receptacle can take up a large chunk of time.

To help them out, designate a large, central trash receptacle for each section in your office. Then, have one person gather and empty the trash cans at the end of the day into the larger one. If you wish, you can rotate who will do this each week. 

Ask Your Workers To Clear Their Desks Of Paperwork

As part of their service, the cleaners are most likely required to dust and wipe down the tops of the desks in your office. However, if your employees leave mounds of paperwork scattered around on their desk, this could turn into a huge hassle for the cleaning crew. 

Before they leave for the day, have your workers clear their desks of the piles. You can either have them place the papers in their drawers or give them tiered trays into which they can better organize the paperwork.

Using the above tips can help you keep a good working relationship with your nightly cleaning crew. If you have any further questions about how you can make their jobs a little easier, you may want to contact your commercial cleaning service to seek their input.