Spring cleaning is an age-old ritual in the home. At the office, you can take advantage of the seasonal shift to bring a fresh perspective to your environment. Spend the waning weeks of chilly weather purging the clutter from your office kitchen and installing fresh light bulbs and batteries. Adding touches of nature’s beauty throughout the office will provide your staff with a fresh perspective too, in anticipation of the warm weather to come.
Clean Out the Office Kitchen
Chances are, some last vestiges of the holidays are lurking in the office refrigerator. Prepare for spring cleaning by tossing out old jars of condiments as well as those plastic containers full of forgotten leftovers. Tackle the junk drawer next, purging the old ketchup and mustard packets, random napkins and unwrapped straws. Replace the dish sponges and dingy kitchen towels with a more sanitary plastic dish brush and multi-use disposable cloths. Take this opportunity also to add drawer organizers and air-tight storage canisters for sugar, creamer and coffee supplies.
Switch Batteries and Bulbs
If you haven’t completed the switch-over from incandescent bulbs to compact fluorescents or LEDs, now is the time. Many local utility companies offer energy assistance programs to business owners, greatly reducing the price of these efficient lighting solutions. Both CF and LED bulbs provide a brighter, more energizing light while slashing energy use and cost. Changing out light bulbs throughout the office will not only provide a more consistent, professional look, but will eliminate the ongoing need to haul out the ladder and find a new bulb to replace the one that’s inevitably gone out right before an important client is due for a meeting. This is also a perfect time to install new batteries in smoke detectors, clocks, postage scales and emergency lighting fixtures.
Bring in Some Blooming Color
It may be too early for outdoor planting, but you can bring a bit of spring into the office by adding some low-maintenance potted flowers. Flowering Maple and Peace Lily plants are two great options. Both produce beautiful blossoms with a minimum of maintenance and care. Indoor plants are beautiful in the lobby or reception area, but adding plants in your office kitchen, conference room and common areas will allow the entire staff to enjoy their beauty.
For the more serious aspects of freshening up your office or business facility, Town and Country Office Cleaning offers a full range of customized commercial cleaning and janitorial services. Contact them today to get a jump on your spring cleaning this year.