In this section of our spring cleaning guide, we are going to discuss break rooms and conference rooms. Both of these areas in an office can get messy over time because of the amount of people that go in and out of them. Spring cleaning gives you the perfect opportunity to clear out the clutter, get rid of forgotten dust, and improve your workspace as a whole. Whether you tackle the cleaning on your own or have a professional office cleaning crew do it for you, you can use this guide as a starting point for your break room and office room spring cleaning.
Deep Clean the Carpets
Vacuuming and light carpet shampooing is plenty sufficient for day to day wear, but at least once a year, you need to invest in a more thorough process. How often you do this will depend on how much traffic you get in your office. If you have a lot of foot traffic, you may need to deep clean once quarter or once a month. Otherwise, once or twice a year may be fine. Schedule a time for the deep cleaning when your office is not open or operating at minimal capacity. That way, you suffer little disruption from the carpet cleaning.
Organize Files, Cabinets, Storage Shelves, etc.
Spring cleaning is a time to reorganize. What you reorganize specifically will depend on how your break room and conference room is set up. Clear out old files, donate old books, get rid of outdated equipment, and give your workers a fresh space to think and create. Many spring cleaning tasks can be delegated to your professional cleaning staff, if you have one, but this task may be best handled by the employees. Ask some of your workers to come in a little early or stay a little late until you get the break room and conference room in order.
Fix Broken Office Furniture
Is there one chair in the conference room that everyone knows to avoid? Perhaps there is a wobbly leg on one of the tables in the break room or a shelf that’s hanging on for dear life in the closet. Whatever the case may be, now is the time to fix the matters for good. If you need to get new furniture entirely, you will be able to put it in a newly clean environment thanks to the rest of your spring cleaning efforts.
Tackle Unresolved Problem Areas
This is in reference to areas in the break room or conference room that seem to naturally attract messes. For example, in the winter time, you may have an issue with coats and hats piled in the break room because you do not have enough racks and hangers for all of your employees. In that case, you will need to install devices to eliminate the problem for next winter. Think about ways that you can improve the overall cleanliness of the office and implement those strategies as part of your spring cleaning.