In July, Newsweek reported that the number of Americans working from home rose to a whopping 42% last year.

The temporary wrench that COVID-19 threw into our business plans was felt across the globe. But, they were just that, temporary.

We’re all ready to be back to normal, but is your office space?

If you’ve already taken the first steps to prepare for returning employees, then you’ve likely achieved clean office buildings. Let’s keep it that way!

Read on to learn everything you need to know about maintaining a healthy workspace. 

1. Clean Office Buildings Consistently

The very first thing to do once you get back to your office is to develop a schedule. It doesn’t matter if you’re the CEO or a quiet accountant in the back cubicle. Cleaning is done at every level!

Make a list of things to be cleaned daily, weekly, and monthly. How often you clean an area depends entirely on its level of use. An IT support staff member is going to take out their trash less often than a secretary. 

2. Focus on Disinfecting

COVID-19 not only brought fashionable face masks but the knowledge of how important disinfecting is in the cleaning process. 

The CDC recommends that high-touch areas are disinfected at least once a day. These include (but are not limited to) pens, doorknobs, and light switches. 

In general, it’s a smart idea to stay up to date with the CDC. You can see their current disinfecting tips here. 

3. Hire Commercial Cleaning Services 

As much as we like to think we know what we’re doing, it’s hard to remember every nook and cranny that needs to be cleaned. Plus, who wants to spend extra time at work when they don’t have to? 

Hiring professionals to come in and take care of the cleaning will take immense amounts of stress off your shoulders. It enables you to keep up the good work (pun intended). 

4. Encourage Healthy Behaviors

There’s nothing wrong with putting up the passive-aggressive Employees Must Wash Hands sign in the restrooms. 

Of course, it’s not only washing your hands. Covering coughs and sneezes, disposing of tissues correctly, and staying home if you’re feeling ill are all great ways to maintain a healthy work environment.

If your employees are following healthy behaviors, then the risk of a bacterial infestation in your office dramatically decreases. 

5. Tidy, Tidy, Tidy

There’s no room for excess clutter in an office! Everything in or around your desk should have a home that it returns to every night. This will make your life way less stressful and way cleaner. 

If tidiness isn’t your strong suit, check out these tips for keeping an organized office space!

Clean Offices are Efficient Offices

Clean office buildings are safer, more efficient, and more fun to work in! You owe it to yourself and your employees to create a workplace that they feel comfortable in. 

When you’re ready to get the cleaning help you deserve, get in touch with us! Our professionals would love to chat about your office space and how it can become a healthier work environment.