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New Year = Clean Office: Start the Year with a Clean Work Environment

The holidays are great, but they also create a little chaos. From decorations and cards to gift bags and baked goods, the abundance of “stuff” can start to get overwhelming. More importantly, with everyone in the office in holiday-mode, there’s little time left to think about cleanliness. Now that the holidays are over, and you’re still in the post-holiday lull, it’s a good idea to have a thorough cleaning of the office.

A clean work environment will contribute to a more productive and creative space for employees returning to work. More importantly, a clean office prevents the spread of germs.

Here are a few things to consider …

Declutter.

Before a cleaning professional can go in and really clean your office space, you must declutter the surfaces, cabinets, drawers. All of it.

Clean.

With the flu spreading as quickly as it is this season, and employees spending so much time in close quarters, it’s important to keep things dirt and germ free. Pay particular attention to:

  • Surfaces … Bookshelves, cabinets, desks, tables, chairs, even walls (they get dirty too).
  • Electronics … Think about how much you use your computer keyboard and your phone. Everything should be dusted and wiped down.
  • Floors … The first of the year is a good time to dust the baseboards, if you have them. Also, clean electrical cords, and have rugs washed.

Go Green.

The same chemicals that threaten the environment also threaten human health.  This is why eco-friendly cleaning practices, specifically green cleaning products like the ones SFM uses, have become so important at home and in the office.

One of the easiest ways to ensure good health, business productivity and efficiency in the office is cleanliness. Allow the professionals at SFM Janitorial do that for you; so you can stick to business!

Image is of a woman who has her back turned to us, she is cleaning a picture frame that is hung in an office. The office has 2 bookshelves located on the sides of the painting and you can see a desk cluttered with paperwork, a computer, glasses, calculator and a desk chair behind the desk.