For most businesses, the office kitchen and break room are a constant battle to keep clean, organized, and maintained. The office kitchen always seems to become the source of frustration because of its continuous use. The experts here at Integrity Janitorial Cleaning Services would like to offer these four tips for a cleaner office kitchen. Use these helpful strategies to keep your office kitchen clean for good.
Keep Cleaning Supplies Fully Stocked
It is hard for employees to keep the kitchen clean if they do not have cleaning supplies. Cleaning spills and dirty dishes quickly and immediately is easier if an ample stock of paper towels, cleaning sprays, dish soap, and sponges are on hand.
Ample and conveniently placed garbage cans and recycling bins are a must. Don’t give anyone a reason to leave their trash behind.
As any business owner knows, the kitchen is one of the hardest areas to keep organized. Because the kitchen holds so many individual items, keeping this area clean and clutter-free can be challenging.
Every item needs its own designated home. Consider the things that need storage in the break room: paper towels, cups, straws, lids, plates, napkins, coffee, tea, and more. Each item requires a designated storage place.
For example, after you have found an area suitable for coffee, label the shelf appropriately, so everyone will know that this is the spot coffee is to be stored. These simple strategies will encourage people to put items back in their appropriate areas.
Keep overflow separate. Your stock of paper towels and plates doesn’t need to be taking up space in the most accessible cabinet. Keep extra supplies close at hand and store the overflow up high or down low or in a nearby supply closet. Not only is this a good idea for storage, but it helps to manage your stock by only having one item open at a time.
Invest in Quality Appliances
What do your break room countertops look like? Are they overflowing with supplies and stacked up dishes? It may be time to invest in some new appliances.
To help maintain a clean and tidy break room, you need to have a big enough refrigerator for the whole office. Installing a high-efficiency dishwasher will make people more likely to take care of their dishes, and they will end up cleaner than relying on hand washing alone.
Hire a Team of Professionals
Even if your office employees always take care of their messes, there are a lot of places for crumbs, spills, and smells to hide.
A professional commercial cleaning company with expert training and the right cleaning products will make all the difference in keeping your break room fresh and clean from top to bottom.
Integrity Janitorial Cleaning Services will go above and beyond when it comes to keeping your work kitchen clean. We use only the best sanitizers and disinfectants, and with our years of detail-oriented janitorial cleaning experience, we will help you keep your kitchen stay fresh and clean!