4 Shoestring Business Cleaning Tips

There are many valid reasons to keep your business premises clean, from health and safety to making a good impression on customers and visiting clients. However, as anyone that runs a business knows, it can be expensive. Although, some strategies can help you keep the cost of keeping your business clean and safe to a minimum. Read on to find out what they might be.

Create a dedicated lunchroom 

First of all, you can save a great deal of money on keeping your business clean and safe by creating a room solely designed for employees to take their breaks and each their lunch. 

Indeed, such a room means they are not dropping crumbs on their desk or workspace floor. It also means better safety when it comes to contamination, an essence for any manufacturing or other business that deals with hazardous materials.

Indeed, by creating a dedicated lunchroom, you can help keep the other spaces in your business as clean as possible, which means they will need less deep cleaning and save you significant amounts. 

Consider outsourcing cleaning 

There are two options to choose from when it comes to employing people to do the cleaning work in your business. The first is to recruit someone to do it in-house, while the second is to outsource the job to an agency or cleaning firm. 

Of course, the right option for your business will be dictated by both cost and need. Although it is worth noting that outsourcing can be a lot cheaper because cleaners will come with all the training, equipment, and supplies needed. Something that means you won’t have to pay out separately for these.

Cleaning supplies 

However, if you choose to go for the second option, it is most definitely worth your while to compare the prices of cleaning supplies and equipment before you buy. In particular, purchasing in bulk can help you negotiate a much lower cost per unit. 

Also, remember that you can save money by renting more expensive business cleaning equipment such as industrial floor sweepers instead of buying them outright. Indeed by leasing, you can upgrade quickly and efficiently as per your need, minimize the impact of breakdowns, and even have the security of knowing how much you will have to pay out each month, something that makes budgeting and keeping to your budget a breeze. 

Go paperless

Last of all, if you want to make your workplace safer and easier to keep clean, then swapping from a paper system to a paperless one can work wonders. This is because getting rid of paper offers a range of benefits. 

The first of these is that you will have less clutter, like filing trays and cabinets with less paper, which means there is less to clean. 

Secondly, less paper means less waste, which means less effort needs to be expended in taking out the trash. 

Less paper in the work environment can even help create less dust, which will also make it easier and faster to clean your business and help reduce costs.

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Todd Smekens

Journalist, consultant, publisher, and servant-leader with a passion for truth-seeking. Enjoy motorcycling, meditation, and spending quality time with my daughter and rescue hound. Spiritually-centered first and foremost. Lived in multiple states within the USA and frequent traveler to the mountains.
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