I’ve had my office now for 6 years and during that time I have always cleaned the office myself, or enlisted the help of my husband (on the weekends no less) to help out.
My office is pretty small, two small offices with a central meeting room and a single bathroom. I thought it was crazy to spend a few hundred dollars a month on cleaning when I can just spend 1-2 hours a week cleaning it myself at the end of the day. I did this for 6 years until I realized how wrong I was.
The trigger started when I got sick this past winter. I had a chest infection that I couldn’t shake. One day my husband went down to the office to do a thorough clean and called me to tell me something gross. He pulled out the furniture from the wall and found so much dust behind there that he started having a sneezing attack. To make matters worse, he found some mold behind the water cooler, which had been leaking for who nows how long.
Now I don’t know if my chest infection was a result of breathing in junk in the office, but what I do know is that what I thought I was doing (cleaning the office), wasn;t actually cleaning at all. I decided I had enough and decided to call in a professional cleaning company to come in and do it right. If I calculated the 6-10 hours I spent each month doing a poor job at cleaning, I realized that it was cheaper, easier and more efficient to just hire a cleaning company.
The next week, Steve from Carolina Office Cleaning, an office cleaning company in Charlotte, came down and gave me an estimate. I signed up with them 3 months ago and couldn’t be happier. I leave the office at night and come back the next morning to a very clean office environment. I didn’t realize how dirty the office was until it was really cleaned. I feel happier in my clean environment and it has motivated me to organize everything else in the office, making me an efficient bee for the first time in my working life.
So if you don’t have the funds to hire a cleaning company for your office, put it on your list as it can make your working environment just a little better and maybe make you and your employees more efficient and productive.
Also check out this handy infographic I found, courtesy of Lamar Cleaning Services