Spring Cleaning Done Right with Clean-Slate

How excited are you that the winter is finally over? We had a gruelling six months of snow, hail, ice, and Arctic-feeling winds that tore through the GTA and dragged salt, slush, and sleet into your office. Now it’s time to enjoy warm breezes and sunny days; as much as we can, anyways, between all the cleaning up.

As a business owner there is still work to be done around the office, some of which you promised yourself you’d get to once spring arrives. Well, guess what—spring is here and Clean-Slate Janitorial Services is ready to help you get everything cleaned up and looking like new again.

A good place to start our office cleaning services is in the lobby or front reception. It’s the first area employees, clients, and visitors will see once they enter the building; it is vital in making a positive first impression and in creating the right working environment. We offer premium commercial carpet cleaning services and floor buffering services that will rid your floors of the salt and other damage they endured over the harsh winter. And we’ll do the same for your boardrooms, hallways, and wherever else you need our cleaning services.

And even before we get to your lobby, we offer commercial window cleaning services across the GTA. The residue left from the blowing snow this past winter can discolour your windows, reducing the amount of light that’s able to shine through. Clean-Slate Janitorial Services has skilled workers and eco-friendly products that can effectively service your windows, leaving them clear and streak-free. We even clean your blinds, which can sometimes go unrecognized as an unwanted source of accumulating dust.

You’ve waited around long enough. Book an appointment with Clean-Slate Janitorial Services right now. Spring is typically a busy season, so booking now will ensure you get the cleaning you need when you need it.

While you can count on Clean-Slate for your office cleaning services, including window cleaning and commercial carpet cleaning services across the GTA, as a business owner, there are some small steps you can take, along with your employees, to keep the office as organized and tidy as possible.

Here are five spring cleaning tips to keep your office looking presentable all year-round:

1. Sit in your clients’ seat, literally
Tour your office as if you were a client or visitor. Sit in seats and at desks, and move to spots that clients would typically stand. Once you’re there, look around for areas that may need cleaning or organizing.

2. Bring an extra pair of shoes
This is more applicable to small businesses whose offices aren’t stories high, but if possible, removing shoes that you wore outside at the front entrance to your office or building, particularly during the winter, eliminates a lot of salt, dirt, and overall mess from the floors of your office.

3. Create a digital filing system
Face it, it’s 2014 and it’s not illogical to think that soon everything will be digital. Make the leap now and start scanning your hardcopies to digital format. There are tons of programs out there that are quick, easy, and readily accessible, and this is an easy way to cut down on any unnecessary clutter.

4. Have trash cans within reach of each group of employees
Convenience and expedience is everything in this constant on-the-go lifestyle that we live. Keeping trash cans in close proximity avoids employees having to use their desks as an alternative.

5. Avoid eating at your desk
This is probably the most difficult tip to follow. It’s crunch-time on that assignment and taking an hour away from your computer for lunch doesn’t seem plausible. But half-eaten food tends to get left in desk drawers and crumbs get left behind and that’s never a good thing, especially when it comes to pest control.

Everyone can chip in to keep the office looking neat without too much effort, and Clean-Slate Janitorial Services will still be there for those tough jobs. We are a professional office cleaning service with a strong presence throughout the GTA. We know what it takes to restore your office and get it looking its best after a long, wet winter.

Sources:

“10 Tips to Keeping Your Office Clean and Professional,” Denver Metro SBDC web site; http://www.denversbdc.org/announcements/10-tips-to-keeping-your-office-clean-and-professional, last accessed April 8, 2014.

Jarrow, C., “10 Tips to Keep Your Desk Clean, Organized & Productive,” Time Management Ninja web site; http://timemanagementninja.com/2014/02/10-tips-to-keep-your-desk-clean-organized-productive/, last accessed April 8, 2014.

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Sam Panousis

Born and raised in Toronto, Canada. Started my cleaning career in 1995. After spending years as a general cleaner I began to learn other cleaning skills such as window cleaning, carpet cleaning and floor (stripping and waxing) cleaning. In 2003 managed and supervised for a large janitorial company. With all the years of experience behind me I decided to start my own janitorial company in 2008 and that was when Clean-Slate Janitorial was created. Add me to your G+ Profile

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