Okay I admit it, cleaning is not my most favourite thing. In fact it is probably not even in my top 2000 favourite things. But like the rest of us I have to do it. The trouble is I run a small office housing 10 desks and twelve staff. You would not believe how much mess 12 people can make. The most annoying is the fact that the mess isn’t easily spotted. It is subtle mess. A buildup of dust and crumbs, tiny bits of hole punch paper and tissue fibres. Just general mess that appears. They are a good bunch though because they always throw away obvious rubbish like drink cups, sandwich boxes, redundant paper work etc etc.
I needed help, it a;ll got a little bit much for me to stay on top of t the end of the week. A friend of mine suggested using a contract cleaning company. But I always avoided this idea because money out certainly is not money coming in and I am a little bit tight like that. But then as the idea stewed away in my kind I sort of realised that my time should be spent being as productive as possible and not worrying about the house keeping of my office. Makes sense really.
My business is located in Nottingham so the first thing I done was get online looking for a contract cleaning business in nottingham. I called a few of them but to many were either to busy to take a small job that just wanted a good clean once a week, or others were a little pushy in their sales approach and came across a little expensive. But then the penny dropped. I have staff, and so the ability to hire so why not employ a part time cleaner.
My word this has to be the perfect solution to any small business. A part time cleaner only requires a typical hourly wage. You know exactly who is doing the cleaning and so you get peace of mind that you can entrust them. Overtime is just a question away and best of all it is the most inexpensive way of doing it. I am quite generous and pay my cleaner £10 per hour, she does an awesome job of making sure the office is tidy and attends 3 hours per week. This is a bargain and I would advise anyone who is struggling with their office house keeping to perhaps give this method ago.
My cleaner ensures all desks, monitors and skirtings are dusted and that all floors are hoovered. She is not afraid to clean the toilets and she even empties all the bions. This is quite a work load off my back and this free time really has allowed me to be that little more productive and return more than it costs through my business. To be honest if she left and I could not replace her would now consider that outlay of using a contract cleaning firm.
I do beleive in respect in the workplace. I am very ethical like that so insist that all personal rubbish is still taken care of by my full time staff. WRappers, bottles, tissues etc these are all their own responsibility to through away and of course the toilets go without saying. My cleaner is here to make my life easier not theirs. So if you hire a cleaner, even a contract cleaner, look after them and they will look after you and your premises.