Tight Budgets Require Creative Thinking

1. What small areas can your staff keep on top of regularly?
It’s easy enough for most people to keep their desk and working area tidy. Be careful about people’s feelings of what is appropriate – employees wiping a white board after use in the boardroom is simple, washrooms are a whole different situation. Perhaps you can ask your employees about what cleaning tasks they can take on, in exchange for time off or another perk.

2. What regular cleaning activities can be done less often? Are empty offices and desks
being cleaned? Is a low traffic hallway being mopped too often?
When you make cuts like these, make sure it’s in areas your customers and staff don’t see too much. You both want to feel confident about your business stability.

3. Preventative Maintenance
By doing certain cleaning tasks regularly, you will experience
less replacement or maintenance costs. Preventative maintenance in an average office can include carpet cleaning, (dirty carpets in high traffic areas wear out more quickly) and cleaning the outside of air vents and lights improves efficiency.

4. Good Neighbours
If you are close to other businesses being cleaned by the same janitorial contractor on the same night or weekend day, that will save the cleaning crew travel time. By getting together with your business neighbours, you can trim the budget, and then everyone wins.

5. Consumables Purchasing:
Warehouse clubs can have below-retail costs; however your janitorial contractor can often get soap, toilet paper, paper towels and other products at an even lower cost.

To get a detailed inspection of your facilities and proposal on your regular or seasonal cleaning needs, contact Clean Image Janitorial.