Wednesday, November 4, 2015

Holiday Cleaning For Your Home

The weather has been absolutely gorgeous, but don't let it fool you - the holidays are just around the corner and will be here before you know it! There is so much going on that sometimes you can feel like you may be in over your head. You are expecting guests and with that comes planning to make sure that it all comes out right.  
You want to make a successful plan to make sure that all are happy, but you need to make sure that you do not leave out one very important person who needs to be happy too.  That’s right!  I am talking about you!
With some careful planning and a little help from your local, friendly, professional cleaning service, you can make holiday cleaning a snap.  Simplify your holiday cleaning schedule with our easy tips!
  •        Think Ahead: Begin cleaning before the seasonal rush happens and you get too busy. One option is to break down tasks into manageable sections. It also gives you more time to accomplish long-term projects, like polishing silverware and rearranging furniture.
  •         Make a List:  Before you get started, go through your home room by room and make a list of your cleaning priorities.  You can have your cleaning company tackle the list all in one go, or you can spread the cleaning chores out over a few weeks.  Make a separate list for items that you need to sort out, de-clutter, or organize.

  • ·       Finding Time: Your cleaning company will take care of your major cleaning needs, but you might still have to tackle some smaller jobs. Set aside a fixed time each day, like right before bed or after your morning coffee, to get the items on your list done. You’ll be amazed at how much you can check off your list in about 15 minutes; or, if you have a little more time, in under an hour.

  •        Simplify Your Clutter: Instead of cleaning around everything, just get rid of it. Give yourself ample time per room to decide what to keep and what you could do without, then organize what’s left. To stay in a pattern of keeping your rooms this way, start to implement helpful weekly, monthly and seasonal schedules.

Monday, October 12, 2015

Keep Your Employees and Clients Healthy.....

& Your Office Germ Free

Simply disinfecting touch points in the office on a regular basis can drastically reduce you and your employee's chances of spreading and catching any sicknesses. This means less sick days for you and your employees, and greater office productivity! Below are several ways office cleaning can prevent the spread of germs and sickness in the office.

1. Touch Points: Touch points are any place in the office that people come into direct contact with. This list includes door knobs, lighting switch plates, phones, keyboards, computer mice, desktops, kitchen counters, and water fountains. These areas should be a top priority and should be disinfected on a regular basis because they are hot spots for germs and pathogens.
2. The Bathrooms: Office bathrooms are a place where germs can spread, but they are also a place where germs can be stopped. Touch points such as flush handles, door knobs, sink handles and the paper towel dispenser are hot spots for germs, but proper personal hygiene can prevent the spread of germs from the bathroom. We recommend placing signs in the bathroom encouraging employees to wash their hands.

3. Protection: You never know what is going to walk through your door, but with a little preparation you can help protect your employees and potential clients. We recommend strategically placing bottles of hand sanitizer and tissues around your lobby and office for people to use. You should leave them on any tables or counters you have.  And don't forget to have waste baskets nearby so any trash can be safely disposed of!

Tuesday, September 22, 2015

Get The Most Out of Your Cleaning Service -

Organize and declutter your commercial or home office desk space so the cleaners can really make it shine!

  • File It Now – paper clutter is the fastest growing mess on your desk. Keep it in check by filing your papers as you use them. Don’t put them down to deal with later.
  • Clear Your Desk – as you work throughout the day things get left on your desk and just seem to multiply without any effort. By clearing your desk at the end of your work day you’ll eliminate distractions and get yourself prepared for a great start the next day.
  • Put Everything Away – assign a specific place for everything in your workspace so you know where to put it when you’re clearing your desk. If you don’t have a place to put something you’re more like to let it pile up.
  • Declutter – there’s some useful stuff laying around in your office; but do you really need 5 coffee cups, 4 pens that don’t work, or those 10 magnetic calendars you got at the last trade show? Find a place to put them or get them out of your workspace.

Wednesday, July 15, 2015

Green Cleaning

Going green is not just a trend, it's a global effort to create a healthy and stable environment. Green practices are being adopted everywhere by people and businesses in just about every industry. In the cleaning industry specifically, new technologies and products are changing the way we clean.  Up until just a few years ago, cleaning products were not biodegradable or made from all natural ingredients. Traditional cleaning products often contained harmful ingredients such as bioaccumulative and toxic chemicals (PBTs), which cause a variety of human health problems (such as respiratory ailments, cancer, reproductive disorders, skin and eye irritation, central nervous system impairment etc), and even trigger ecological concerns. They may also contribute to poor indoor air quality that affects human health adversely. Now many new cleaning products are affordable, efficient, and are environmentally friendly. While industrial cleaners are still made from chemicals, they are biodegradable and will be safely degraded overtime by factors of the environment.

Advancements in technology have also contributed to green cleaning. For example, the microfiber cloth has become a versatile and highly efficient cleaning tool and unlike paper towels that contribute to paper waste, the microfiber cloth is reusable. Vacuums have also become more environmentally friendly with the use of HEPA filters which trap everything from dust to chemical particles and prevent them from being released into the air. Overall the trend we are seeing is that as technology improves, products are becoming more environmentally friendly and efficient.

Whether you are looking for business office cleaning services or need professionals to clean your home, opting for green cleaning methodology would be a great way to enjoy a clean environment without putting your health at risk.  Hiring commercial cleaning services that use
green cleaning products and practices would also help you to play your part in protecting the environment.