3 Ways to Make Sure Your Office is Ready for Fall
After Labor Day, we all have to come to terms with the fact that summer has come to an end. And that means it is time to prep for Fall.
This coming season presents its own set of challenges for keeping an office tidy. To make it easy, we have compiled these 5 things for you to consider now that Fall has come in sight.
1. Keep an Eye on the Entrance to the Building
During the Fall / Winter months, there is a lot that can come into the office other than employees. Fallen leaves, snow, water and salt are all inevitable as we dive deeper into the colder months. Make sure you have a place for people to both wipe off their feet, as well as remove any snow or debris that may fall on their clothes. We also recommend keeping a coat rack for outer clothing in a room outside the main office. This ensures that all the outside elements missed can stay out of everyone’s way and the mess is contained to one area.
2. Severe Weather Office Prep
When the seasons change it also brings challenges with the weather. It’s important to keep in mind what you can do to stop a problem before it starts. Depending on where your office is located consider checking the drainage of the building to ensure things are working properly before it gets too cold. We also recommend having spare umbrellas, flashlights, and even coats on hand for when unexpected issues arise. Also, try to keep a safe path to the building by clearing any leaves, standing water or snow off of the main path to the building.
3. Disinfect, A Lot
Fall – more than any other season – brings a myriad of colds and flus. It’s important to keep this in mind and be diligent about disinfecting keyboards, chairs and conference tables. Be sure to use environmentally safe products that won’t affect the air quality, and have a generous supply of tissues and hand sanitizer. If you have a kitchen, make sure to wash the dishes right after you are finished. Even something as small as a coffee cup – if left unwashed – can be a base for germs spreading.
Have more tips on keeping things clean during the fall? Let us know! We would love to hear from you!