It may be the case that you have just decided to book a helper to come to your office on a regular basis and give it a once over. Whether you are replacing a previous service, or starting one for the very first time, it is important that you get the details of the booking right. For example, when should they come over to clean the office? Here are some tips to help you make the all important decisions, so that you do not end up paying too much – or having not enough cleaning done.
The first thing to decide is how often you need your office cleaning done. It might be that you need them every day, or just once a week. You can decide by some simple rules of thumb. If more than ten people work in the office, book a cleaner for once a day, as the amount of dirt building up will be higher. If you have clients visiting the office every day and for short periods of time, consider book every day or every other day to ensure dirt tracked in is dealt with. Otherwise, once a week or twice a week should do the trick in most situations.
Evening or morning?
The next thing to think about is what time of day the office cleaning is carried out. You do not want them to be there while you are working, as it will provide a distraction and will not be good for either of you. If you start work very early in the morning, from 7.30am or earlier, book the cleaners for the evening. If you finish late, from 7pm or later, book them for the morning. This gives them the chance to work within the normally accepted cleaning hours whilst still fitting around your schedule as well. That way, everyone is happy!
Which day of the week?
If you are getting them just once a week, you need to think about when they should come in. If they come on a Friday when you work the normal five day week, dirt and dust may accumulate over the weekend, meaning that you are not able to enjoy a fully clean office. However, if on the same working schedule they come on Monday evening, you will have to spend all of the first day of the week sitting in a dirty office. It’s all about balance – most prefer to go for a Wednesday or another mid week day for convenience.