Speed vs. Efficiency in Office Cleaning: What All Office Workers Can Do for a Cleaner Workplace

Nobody expects you to pick up a mop and get to work after you've finished at the office, but you can do your bit to make sure that your office cleaning staff are able to do their jobs efficiently. They quite often have to clean a large amount of space within a relatively short time-frame, and you don't want them to have to sacrifice efficiency for speed.

So what are some of these easy things that you can implement into your daily schedule?

Visible Surface Area

What does your desk or cubicle look like at the end of a day? Don't leave papers and office equipment everywhere, since arranging this tidy scene can take up a lot of time for the cleaning staff - particularly when they have to do it with dozens of desks. It's simply about leaving things in tidy piles, maximising the amount of visible surface area.

The cleaning staff can then simply wipe it clean and move on, ensuring that the rest of your office gets the cleaning time it needs.

Wash (or at Least Soak)

An office kitchen can look like a food bomb has gone off by the end of the day. Dirty dishes can be everywhere, often encrusted with food. Again, this takes up a lot of time for cleaning staff, meaning that the rest of the office can miss out on its necessary attention.

Your office could implement a self-clean policy where all crockery and cutlery needs to be cleaned by the user. You could also simply assign someone whose job it is to put everything in the sink to soak in the late afternoon. This at least significantly speeds up the task for the cleaning staff.

If You See Something, Say Something

Don't assume that cleaning staff will notice each and every little mess. If you see something such as staining or mildew in the men's room that has gone uncleaned, you should report it. You can speak directly to the cleaning staff, or to building services if they are ones who have contracted the cleaners.

Sometimes these odd stains can be an indicator of something else (a leaking pipe inside a wall, for example), and both cleaning and maintenance staff will want to fix it ASAP before it gets any worse.

It's really not like you have to do much extra, but by doing just a little bit you can ensure that your office is cleaned to the highest possible standard. To learn more, contact a company such as SKG Pty Ltd.