At work, we are surrounded by bacteria. In fact, more than 10 million bacteria lurk on the average office desk, and 7,500 pesky organisms are hidden in your keyboard. Traditional commercial office cleaning can use a lot of dangerous chemicals that are not only harmful to your health but to the environment as well. In order to be as eco-friendly as you can, here are some environmentally friendly cleaning and recycling ideas to implement throughout your office.
You don’t have to use expensive business cleaning services and fancy solutions to get a germ-free clean. All you need is some natural and easy to come by ingredients such as lemon, vinegar, and baking soda to get a fantastic clean. Simply rub a half of lemon on a surface to sanitize it, then work up a paste with baking soda and vinegar.
Go as digital as you can
Everything is done on the computer nowadays, so keep the paper handouts at bay during meetings. Whenever you can, use a digital presentation and display it on a big screen so there is no need for frivolous paper waste.
This tip works great if you have a small office. Simply put a few drops of tea tree oil into a humidifier and you will have fresh air all day long! Gone are the expensive, toxic air fresheners and all you will be smelling is clean, pure air. Other essential oil options include lemon, lemongrass, and cotton for a nice, fresh, subdued smell.
Have you ever noticed employees toss their handouts right after a meeting? This paper can be reused as scrap paper for quick notes in meetings, discussions, and at desks, so consider implementing an easy accessible place for scrap paper.
Baking soda in the carpet
Does your carpet smell funky, especially after a winter of treading in snow and dirt from outside? Your office carpet cleaning just got easier– sprinkle a little baking soda into the carpet, leave overnight, and vacuum it up in the morning. The smell will be gone and you won’t have an expensive cleaning bill!
Looking for more eco-friendly cleaning ideas? Contact our commercial office cleaning services today and we will bring a breath of fresh air into your cleaning routine!