Category: Ideas

Category: Ideas

Essential cleaning tasks for the maintenance for your Office

People often turn to time management techniques, routines, and apps for answers when talking about productivity. But while all that can help professionals get more done in less time, the physical spaces we work in can have just as much of an impact on our performance!

Discover how simple office design and maintenance tips can leave a positive and lasting impact to you and your employees’ performance.

Creating a more collaborative environment that fosters friendships is doable even for smaller offices.

Here are some suggestions:

  • Do away with the single-occupancy cubicles and replace them with desks that can accommodate two or more people.
  • Adding generic areas where people can come in to catch a breather and think in the presence of co-workers is a good idea. Just make sure you put these areas away from noisy and high-traffic locations like the stairs and restrooms.
  • Have a designated dining area to encourage your staff to take real breaks and have casual conversations instead of taking lunch at their desks.
  • And to help workers capture their ideas, place whiteboards around the office and give out post-it notes.

How to Inspect Office Cleaning Work and ensure Service Quality

You come in to work and find the air-con out of order. Time to switch on the trusty old fan which has not been used for ages. BUT, dust gathered on the blades is strewn everywhere. Big mistake!!

You see the cleaning staff hired by your company every day and wonder why the fans have not been cleaned. And that got you thinking if inspections are being carried out on the office cleaning procedures from the contractor that was hired.

If this is a familiar scenario at your workplace then it’s time the Facility Manager or Office Admin carry out an inspection, ensuring that the quality of service rendered out always meets expectations.

While this may seem like a tedious task, quality management is crucial for evaluating the end result of the cleaning service. By keeping a baseline to check against whether service is improving, stagnant or declining, you can then use this information for feedback.

So, here’s the “how to” of office cleaning inspection that can help ensure service quality.

4 Ways To Clean Carpets And Make Them Look New Again

If you don’t own a steam cleaner, renting one and dragging it home to clean your carpets can be a pain. Plus, you have to do the deed, then wait for the carpet to dry. If you don’t have time or funds for all that, you can freshen up your carpet in around an hour with a few low-cost items you probably already have around your home.

Remove stains with a blast of foam
First, your carpet probably needs a spot-clean. An easy, low-cost solution to get rid of carpet stains is shaving cream. Spray the stain with some foam shaving cream (not the gel kind) and let it sit for 30 minutes. Then, blot it with a clean cloth. This solution works on a wide range of stain types, including grease. Before you tackle the stain, do a test patch in an inconspicuous area of your carpet to ensure it won’t cause any discoloration.

Freshen up with some baking soda
Next, sprinkle a liberal amount of baking soda on the carpet and let it sit for 10 minutes. How liberal? You’ll need around one box of baking soda per 10 by 10 feet (3 by 3 meters) room.

The baking soda will absorb odors and cling to dirt particles, making them easier to remove. After the 10 minutes is up, just vacuum like normal. Your carpet will be extra fresh and looking clean.