When most of us think of spring, we think of birds chirping, flowers blooming, shedding heavy winter coats, baseball, and kids playing outside. On the other hand, spring cleaning at the office ranks at the bottom of the list with allergies and yard work.
Just keep in mind that spring cleaning is about more than dusting, wiping and scrubbing. While some people actually find it therapeutic, just about everyone will agree that a layer of stress is lifted from their shoulders when the process is done. When you’re removing dust, grime, clutter and garbage, you’re also removing a certain level of anxiety. And that’s a good thing, even if you’re not exactly having the time of your life.
Before you get started, make sure you have a good plan and the right tools for the job so you can make spring cleaning at the office as quick and painless as possible.Read More >>
Set an appointment. And keep the appointment. Don’t break it for a client meeting, and don’t interrupt it to take calls or respond to emails. Unless there is something earth shattering that needs to be addressed right away, focus on the task at hand or you’ll just drag out the process.
Create a checklist. And make it comprehensive. The reason you do a soup-to-nuts spring cleaning is to finally get to the things that are overlooked throughout the year. Desks, file cabinets, conference rooms, copy rooms, picture frames, plants, shelves, windows and glass doors, office equipment, and yes, even the bathrooms, the kitchen and the dreaded refrigerator. Feel free to add to the list.
Redecorate. This is a suggestion, not a requirement. But is there a better time for a fresh coat of paint, new artwork and reorganization? You can even take it a step further when you’re done and host a client appreciation party, a chamber or networking event, or a charity fundraiser to show off your “new” digs.
Get the right supplies. When we do our spring cleaning at EZ Office Products, we use Genuine Joe cleaning and break room supplies, starting with Genuine Joe Household Paper Towels. Made from 40% recycled material, these perforated, two-ply paper towels have high absorption capacity so you can do more with less.
The Genuine Joe Splash Guard Mop Bucket/Wringer prevents splashes on walls, office equipment, furniture and appliances. The casters won’t mark up your floors, and it holds 6.5 gallons so you can cover more floor with one load of water.
Finally, wrap up your spring cleaning with Genuine Joe Heavy Duty Trash Bags. Taking out the trash is like a period at the end of a sentence, and these 60-gallon bags are 1.5 ml thick so they can stand up to even the heaviest loads.
To find out more about our complete line of Genuine Joe cleaning products, from Concentrated Citrus Neutral Cleaner to Stainless Steel Cleaner and Polish, contact us at EZ Office Products and we’ll be happy to equip you for your spring cleaning.