There are times when we can get a little out of hand with the holiday celebrations. A typical office day makes a lot of mess and trash, but making the office holiday-ready churns mess out a lot more than normal. All the holiday preparations will still be worth it though since it really helps lift up the mood of the place. What about all the mess, you may ask? Fortunately, some holiday office cleaning tips may really help you make the most of the season without being too hassled by the mess.
Being organized and knowing what to do even before the holiday season begins is key to making cleaning as little of a hassle as possible. Just follow these tips and watch as your office gets that much-needed holiday mood boost without the mess and the clutter.
8 Before and After Holiday Office Cleaning Tips
Holidays usually tend to be messy. To make sure that you have everything managed, here are some holiday office cleaning tips that you can follow before and after the holidays.
Plan everything out.
The first step you should always do is to plan everything out. Plan everything from the pre-holiday cleaning, to the types of decorations you will put up, how you will decorate, how your office will celebrate the holidays, all the way down to how you plan to clean up afterward.
Of course, not everything always goes according to plan. It always helps to have a contingency plan. You have one holiday party inside the office planned, but some employees threw a surprise one for fun? No problem. You have a backup plan for the clean up afterward anyway.
Use materials that aren’t hard to clean.
Some decoration materials are a nightmare to cleanup. If you want your office walls, furniture, materials, and everything else to be intact and survive the holidays, then make sure that you use decorating materials that will not be a nightmare to clean or can cause damage.
Some items that you should try to avoid or should be extra careful of are some types of paint, superglue, anything corrosive like acids, or anything that stains.
Get rid of all the excess clutter.
It will be a lot harder to decorate an office full of clutter. If you want the holiday celebrations to go more smoothly, then make sure you get rid of all the excess clutter. Stop hoarding all the junk and throw out anything you won’t use. Make sure that you also encourage your employees to do the same. Take extra care not to throw out important documents, of course.
Place garbage segregation bins somewhere accessible.
This goes for the entire holiday season, as well as any parties that you may be planning. Encourage all your employees to reduce the mess produced by making sure that all the trash that they throw away is appropriately segregated. This makes cleaning up a lot easier.
Make sure you have all the necessary cleaning materials.
Having all the necessary cleaning materials close at hand helps you clean up messes as soon as they start. This can prevent lasting damage or staining from happening to your office walls or furniture. This also prevents unpleasant smells from sticking inside the room.
Get rid of all the food waste.
Food wastes are some of the worst types of trash that you can have sticking around in the office. Food wastes attract pests like rats, flies, and roaches. At best, these pests can just deal damage to some items in your office. The worst case scenario would be that these pests can spread diseases in your office. This is what makes the waste segregation bins all the more necessary. If possible, take out the bin for food waste regularly to prevent attracting pests.
Make sure all the furniture and other items are in tip-top shape.
After all the celebrations and the cleanup, do a quick little check on all the items in your office from the furniture down to the documents. This is to make sure that they are not stained or damaged. Remember that the longer a stain stays on something, the harder it is to remove.
Get everyone to help.
Finally, holiday preparations and cleanups are not something that one person can do for the entire office alone. Encourage all your officemates and employees to help bring the holiday cheer to the office, but also urge them to help in making the cleanup a bit easier for everyone involved.
Are These Holiday Office Cleanup Tips Useful? Let Prestige Property Services.
Adequate preparation and foresight will definitely make your holidays a lot jollier. If you are in need of a professional cleaning service to help in decluttering your office, contact Prestige Property Services. We’re the best in Southern California. Call us at 714-224-0301 to schedule an appointment.