As spring approaches, many people will find themselves looking around their houses and work places in preparation for the annual spring cleaning. Though the task may seem daunting at first, making time to organize your environment can have a profound effect on your productivity. Luckily, you do not have to take on this task alone. By hiring professional cleaners, you can get a jump start on spring cleaning and set up a routine to stick to throughout the year.
Why It’s Important to Maintain a Clean Environment
The space you live and work in is a direct reflection of you. By maintaining a tidy environment, guests and clients will feel more comfortable and get a sense of your working relationship in the future. Hiring reliable outside cleaning services will enable busy professionals and business owners to focus on their work at hand. These cleaning companies can address small issues that will ultimately make a big difference. The small details can range depending on what each individual client needs. For commercial businesses this can mean buffing the floors, whereas residential customers may just want their floors mopped and polished. Lemieux’s Cleaning Company limits their environmental impact by using green cleaning methods. This means that the products used are all Green Sealed Certified. According to studies from the Harris Interactive Survey, 84% of adults prefer doing business with a company that utilizes environmentally-friendly products.
Where to Start
If you have already made the decision to participate in spring cleaning, then there are a few things to keep in mind in order to not become overwhelmed. These tips can help you maintain a clean space, no matter if it is your home or in the office.
Make a Plan
You have to start somewhere, and sometimes that is the toughest challenge. It is important to be prepared with the right materials, resources, and a plan, before you start cleaning or call professional cleaners. Some questions to ask yourself during this time include: what do you want to accomplish? How much time do you want to dedicate towards this? When can you accomplish this? From there, you can prioritize your cleaning and set smaller goals that will ultimately lead you to your final desired result.
If you are working with a commercial space, which can be a larger task, you can start your plan by figuring out what you want to tackle and what you need help with. Tasks can be delegated to maintain cleanliness, but perhaps a cleaning company can do an overhaul every so often to keep the company on track.
Though spring cleaning encompasses cleaning and organizing your entire space, this does not mean that it needs to happen all at once. The best part about getting started with spring cleaning early is that you have plenty of time to reach your goals. For office spaces, it could be a good idea to start with the clutter of papers on various desks and tabletops. Electronics can be dusted off and screens can be cleaned. Perhaps an employee will offer to clean out the break room. After the small tasks are complete, a plan which will tackle the larger spaces can be given to professional cleaners. Starting small can also help these tasks develop into habits, in conjunction with regular cleaning services.
A key component to spring cleaning is organizing. Early on, creating categories for items that you want to keep, discard, donate and move to a new space can help keep things simple. This can be done in both residential and commercial spaces. Though it may be difficult to decide what to keep and what not to keep, just know that it is not something you should dwell on. There is no need to feel guilty for getting rid of the stack of magazines you have collected in the corner of your bedroom over time. Perhaps donating a few pairs of jeans will make room for new clothes that you actually wear. For those who struggle with organizing and letting go of specific items, consider how often you use them and what they add to your life. If you are unsure how to answer these questions but really do not want to get rid of a specific item, just keep it. You can try moving it to a new space which could create a cleaner environment.
Even if you are not one to complete things early, maintaining a clean environment should top everyone’s priorities. There is plenty of time to get a jump start on spring cleaning. In fact, there is no need to even wait for spring. The most important thing is to understand the importance of a clean, green and healthy environment. Lemieux’s Cleaning Company can help create a cleaning plan that will last throughout the year, and fit your specific needs.