Posted on 19th December 2019
The Christmas holiday is only a few days away! Everyone is excited about the upcoming holiday season and all the things they could do with their friends and family, now that work is over and vacation is coming. However, not all might be thrilled at the prospect of cleaning the office before the holiday starts. The fridge is full of unused items whose owner no one knows, and the desks are full of papers, documents, and all sorts of things that can look daunting even to the most diligent cleaning lady.
Cleaning the office before Christmas is never going to be an easy task, but with the right tricks and a good list of things to do, the task will be over before you even know it!
The fridge is not going to be a pleasant spot to clean. First, take out all the spoiled and unused foods that you or your colleagues have left sitting there for a long time. Then, take a sponge, soak it in soapy water, and clean every shelf and compartment in the fridge. Wash the soapy water off with clean water, and, finally, dry the shelves and compartments with a dry towel.
To avoid the hassle of having to constantly clean the fridge, it would be a good idea to create a toss-out day every week to throw out food items which are no longer in use in the fridge to keep it clean all the time. It would also help to create a weekly cleaning schedule.
We all need a lot of materials for our work, but sometimes, they can become huge clutters that quickly hamper our productivity and take up a lot of space. Holiday cleaning is the perfect opportunity to get rid of these items. For the creative teams, books, magazines, and the like are probably stacking up on your desk, and some of these magazines might even date back to the 2000s, so it’s definitely time to give away some of them to the local library or bookshops specializing in old books. The IT team can finally get rid of the entangling cables that have been messing around since forever, and the HR team can throw away old files which have been digitally uploaded.
We don’t really spend a lot of time getting rid of cobwebs while we’re working, so this holiday cleaning session might just be what you need to thoroughly scrub all corners and nooks. Pay special attention to the deepest sections of a cabinet or a locker, as cobwebs are very likely to form there.
When the holiday is over, most will experience a period of lag as they try to get back to their working mood, and nothing will be more discouraging than a dirty office. For that reason, to cheer up everyone’s spirit after the holiday, remember to take the time to clean up your office thoroughly before the holiday starts. It will also be a great chance for you to socialize with your colleagues!