Whether you’re looking to improve your housekeeping operations at your workplace or seeking to clean your house efficiently, a well-formulated plan is necessary to achieve it. Even though you have hired a team for your organization that works well, there might be times when you weren’t satisfied with their work or have received complaints. To keep your housekeeping services at its maximum potential and/or to improve customer satisfaction, you can follow these tips.
Invest in Good Cleaning Equipment
Even if you’re excellent at your job as a housekeeper or professional cleaner, you cannot achieve good results with poor quality equipment. Investing in proper equipment and tools that are high quality ensures excellent cleaning. Good tools also last longer, saving you from timely replacements or servicing costs, hence being cheaper in the long run. Everything from vacuum cleaners to the smallest cloth pieces needs to be top-notch and checked regularly. Updating your cleaning equipment also ensures hygienic conditions and eliminating smelly odors. Protective equipment like gloves and knee pads can ensure safety for your cleaning staff and help them reach places like floor corners by kneeling down.
Recent technological advancements have helped in inventing cleaning equipment that is efficient, sturdy, provides excellent results and is affordable. These demand less manpower and time, and they do a better job. You might want to look up a few models that are worthy of investment.
Train Your Staff by Hiring Professional Cleaners
Professional cleaners are highly sought after by people who aren’t too familiar with efficient cleaning or who need to save time. They’re truly a godsend. Hiring experienced helpers can teach your staff about an ideal cleaning regime. Even though thorough cleaning is what they actually do for you, you and your staff will be trained in this process on the proper tips and tricks for cleaning. Professional helpers have been in this field for many years and can teach you new methods and smart tips to your newly appointed or junior staff members. Even if your staff is older and experienced, training them can help in reversing a few methods and doing certain tasks in a different way. This will also encourage them to try new cleaning methods that can make the process easier for them. They’ll also learn the importance of teamwork and how to have fun while working. It can also personally help you in maintaining your own house and cleaning it according to professional helpers’ advice.
Keep Everything Organized
An organized space automatically means less clutter and a cleaner environment. You can find things easily, which saves time. Whether it’s your house or workplace, it’s necessary to keep things organized and in place. Start by removing all the stuff out of respective rooms and separating them according to their type. Let go of things that you no longer need. Don’t get too emotionally attached to objects. It’ll make your task of organizing easier. You should instruct your housekeeping staff to organize and declutter the housekeeping carts and storage rooms. You’ll be surprised to see the number of unwanted things that you’ve dumped in these rooms unnecessarily, most of them being lost and found objects. You might also find a few useful items that were misplaced years ago. Coming to your office, you can organize your shelves and cabinets and keep them minimal. In this manner, you’ll find things more easily, reduce time in cleaning up the space and improve the aesthetic of your now properly organized space.
Create a Plan with Checklists
Preparing checklists keep your staff aware of their tasks and drives them to finish them faster and efficiently. It also provides flexibility while making sure that the tasks are completed by the end of the day. In this way, you as a manager or boss, are thoroughly aware of your staff’s duties and can make a note of individual performances. Specific checklists like an engineering checklist can make your staff aware of the necessary technical changes like fixing the lighting system or repairing the air conditioning unit. You can change the list daily, by inspecting the entire maintenance routine and deciding the areas that need maximum fixing or cleaning. This leads to setting agendas, lists and goals for the week and then for the entire month. This is the most efficient way to manage cleanliness.
All in all, your staff should be provided with checklists and agendas to keep them aware of their tasks, they should be equipped with good quality cleaning tools, and make sure they are trained frequently. Don’t forget to maintain effective communication between yourself and your staff members with regular updates and feedback. Take small but efficient steps and believe that you can operate an excellent housekeeping operation.