The Joy of Cleaning
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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.


The Joy of Cleaning

How Can You Determine If Your Office Needs Outside Cleaning Assistance?

Catherine Edwards

Office cleaning isn't a one-size-fits-all industry. Sanitation needs vary from company to company, and not every business requires the same services for its offices. For example, some companies may handle routine daily cleaning in-house and only rely on outside assistance for deeper tasks or monthly cleaning jobs.

If you aren't sure about your company's needs, it can help to divide your cleaning tasks up by frequency. An excellent way to do this is to break your specific tasks down into daily, weekly, and monthly jobs, as well as work that you may not perform on a set schedule, such as deep cleaning. This approach allows you to focus on where you may need help from an outside cleaning service.

Assessing Your Office's Needs

Begin to assessing the cleaning needs of your office and how you're currently filling them. Do you have your own janitorial staff, or do you expect your office workers to clean up after themselves? Some companies may expect their workers to handle essential tasks, such as emptying the trash near their workstations or dusting their desks at the end of the day.

You should also consider the state of your office and especially public-facing areas. Are the floors clean enough? Can you see spots or stains on windows? If the environment seems unclean, that's a good indication that you aren't adequately meeting one or more necessary cleaning tasks. It may also be a sign that your current cleaning staff is overworked.

The Benefits of Breaking It Down

Once you have a rough idea of your cleaning needs, you should break those tasks into daily, weekly, and monthly lists. You'll probably need to vacuum high-traffic carpeted areas at least once per day, but you may only need to perform a thorough window cleaning on a weekly or monthly basis. Likewise, emptying trash bins and handling basic restroom upkeep are clearly daily tasks.

You can use these lists to estimate the workload on your cleaning staff. Pay special attention to your daily tasks since these will require the most time and effort to complete. If you find that your day-to-day needs place too much work on your existing janitorial staff or regular employees, then it's time to consider bringing an outside office cleaning service to assist with your cleaning needs.

A contracted cleaning service can also provide much-needed assistance for irregular heavy-duty tasks, such as deep cleaning after a staff member tests positive for COVID-19. Professional cleaning services have the knowledge and experience to handle these tasks efficiently, guaranteeing that your office environment remains as clean and hygienic as possible.