It may feel like it’s too early to start thinking about going back to school. However, it is never too early to start thinking about that school cleaning that has to be done. Soon the pupils will be back, ideally seeing shiny floors, sparkling windows and squeaky-clean bathrooms. To ensure that there is a healthy school environment and first impressions are positive, there are certain cleaning processes that should not be missed. Continue reading “Get ready for back-to-school cleaning”
The word ‘cleaning’ sparks a type of dread in us all; finding the time to execute this task is probably the worst of all.
But what if we shared a few secrets that would cut the time it takes to do those dreaded tasks?
Here are a few tips that should boost your cleaning productivity Continue reading “Cleaning Tips”
Christmas is a very special time of year, which brings family and friends together worldwide in a celebration of thanks.
So, with the numbers of people in your hair inevitably increasing this Christmas, how are you going to keep your home tidy?
In our blog, we’ve compiled a list of things you’ll need to do before the Christmas period in order to keep your house looking beautiful! Continue reading “How can you prepare your home for Christmas?”
What 4 things can you do to keep your office clean this winter?
Even though it may be a more difficult task in the winter months, as the air seems to bring in more dirt in the cold weather, we looked at just what you should do in order to keep up appearances for your company, ensuring that your business stays professional and clean throughout the winter months. So, just what should you be doing in order to ensure the cleanliness of your office this winter? Find out in our latest blog! Continue reading “4 tips to keeping a clean office this winter”
Cleaning your home office can be a challenge in itself but we’ve a sure fire way to make cleaning your home office less of a chore, and it’ll be super quick!
The biggest challenges are going to be the dusty electronics, the stains splattered across your desktop, and grimy accessories and last but certainly not least, the germ-infested, crumb-filled keyboard.
Rid the dust – The static from electronics is a powerful draw for dust. Cleaning screens and discs is delicate work though as they can easily be scratched and damaged, so it’s wise to use a microfibre cloth that won’t scratch or leave lint behind.
Avoid using a glass cleaner as your screen will have an anti-glare coating that can be striped by solvents.
Instead, use the dry microfibre on a turned off screen, then lightly dampen the cloth and buff away the grime from the rest of the monitor or laptop. Do the same with the mouse and printer.
To clean CDs and DVDs, use a clean spot on the cloth and clean from the centre to the edge, but not in a circular motion, as there may be some grit that could leave scratches.
Erase surface stains – To do this, you need to move the keyboard, mouse, laptop and whatever is obstructing your desktop.
If your desktop is a sealed wood surface, use a vinegar-water mix, or if your work surface is laminate or another washable material, use an all purpose cleaner; let whichever is appropriate for your surface soak for a few minutes on sticky stains and scrape it off, then wipe it and rinse.
Ink stains can be removed with a cotton ball dipped in rubbing alcohol and rinse with a sponge.
Tackling the keyboard – Keyboards are one of the dirtiest office surfaces to exist.
To clean it, unplug the keyboard and tip it upside down over a bin and tap loose an crumbs or bits trapped between the keys.
Use a slim paintbrush to eradicate the dust from the crevices.
Using a cotton ball dipped in rubbing alcohol again, dampen the surfaces of the keys and leave to dry, before plugging back in.
To clean the laptop’s keyboard, a brush or bottle of compressed air, found at office stores, will suffice.
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What do you do in your office cleaning regime?
It’s important to remember that your office is effectively your home away from home, the place you spend most of your time in each week. So, just like your home environment, you’ll want to keep your office as clean as possible. Sometimes though, even when you’re working in a clean environment, the messiness of the office can completely change the overall cleanliness levels of the office.
In this blog, we’ll give you a list of useful tips that’ll help the look of your office!
Keep a drawer for tit bits
In an office space, it’s not suprising that you’ll sometimes have a few random bits and bobs that can get lost or misplaced, so it’s a good idea to keep a draw for the sake of stashing user guides for office equipment, pen caps, random stationary and more. This draw is perfect for the storing of all these items.
Keep a clear desk
Though this would often seem the most obvious thing to do in your office space, keeping a clear desk is vital in giving a general organised look to office visitors. Though it’s incredibly difficult at times to keep a clear work space, consider what you need on your desk, not what you want. For whatever you’re not using immediately, there’s always your tit bit draw!
Hide your computer cables
Few items are more distracting than a load of random cables hanging from your computer and your desk, so it’s advisable to do something about this ever present problem. Using something as simple as cable ties can sort out this problem, as it gathers all wires and leads together in an orderly group.
The brighter, the better
The more light that gets to enter your office, the more spacious and welcome the environment seems to visitors in your office space. You should maximise the amount of light entering your office, as this also boosts productivity in workers.
Furniture should be kept clean
We all have office furniture, so should you be keeping it clean? There’s a good chance that your furniture has been collecting dust, as all of the electrical equipment will bound to give of a mass of dust. Remember that the space behind the office sofa will become a safe haven for dirt, so be sure to keep this place clean. Use cable ties as a good way to organise wires
Eat food away from your desk
It’s a good idea to eat away from your desk, no matter how enticing it may seem at times. Messy and smelly foods will only give you a dirty office space, so you’ll be clogging up your mouse, keyboard, desk and stationary with remnants of food.
Cover your bin
Nobody wants to see your trash. And, if you’re one of those messy burrito eaters, nobody wants to smell your trash, either.
Another good idea is to cover your bin. Nobody wants to see what’s inside your rubbish bin, with those messy wrappers and horrible smells finding their way around the room. Put a lid on it and avoid the bad odours.
Keep the floor clear
The floor is often the worse place for random items to fall into, with crumbs, dirt and more all lying victim under the desks of many. Vacuum around your desks every week to avoid random nails and dirt to clog up the carpet.
What do you think of our tips? What do you do in your office cleaning regime?
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What exactly are the rewards of office cleaning services?
If you’re a business owner or you’re simply running a business, then a problem that you encounter on a regular basis could be how to actually keep your establishment clean. Office cleaning is a service which eliminates the worry from your head at affordable prices, hiring in experts who are highly trained in the sector of office cleaning. It’s all good us saying about bringing in an office cleaning team, but why should you? Read below as we give you some of the best reasons to give your hygiene worries to your office cleaning provider.
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You’ll actually save money
Yes, funnily enough, you can actually save money in the long run. Most businesses will employee a cleaner as a staff member rather than giving this service to a professional office cleaning service. With staff members, you have to meet minimum wages and various other costs, which in turn actually cost a lot more than that of an office cleaning service. If this is the case for your business, as it will be for most in the modern business structure, consider outsourcing this work to a cheaper and more professional office cleaning provider. In addition to the savings, you’ll be able to experience a customisable cleaning schedule that is tailor made around your needs. The office cleaning provider would naturally work around whatever requirements you have, ensuring that they deliver the best service possible in the best way they can at a time to suit you.
Piece of mind that the job will be done
One of the greatest things about hiring an office cleaning service is the peace of mind you’ll receive for their professionalism; you know that the job is going to be completed and it will be completed correctly. They will have the experience you need, understanding exactly what’s needed in the service they’re delivering, which means that there’s no worry on your behalf in terms of instructing them what to do. They do this for a living and they love their line of work! All required equipment will be provided by the office cleaning service, so again that’s limited worry about getting all the necessary equipment, again saving you more money.
In summary, it’s much more efficient to bring in an office cleaning company to complete all of your cleaning needs for your business. They can save you money, time and worry whilst offering a professional, high end service for your enjoyment. Bringing their own equipment with them, they will eliminate any unnecessary costs that you may experience otherwise. There’s really no reason to hesitate in hiring an office cleaning service. It’ll be the smartest move you’ll make.