The kitchen in the office is usually a place of socialization. People go there to get freshly made coffee from the coffee pot, or water from the water cooler. They might even grab an afternoon snack from the fridge. So let’s talk about ways to keep your office kitchen cleaner so you will want to spend more time there.
#1 Countertops – It is a good idea to keep your countertops bare, or almost bare. Cluttered countertops make a kitchen seem messy and dirty, even if it’s not! Keep items in cupboards and drawers out of the way. You can even get cute small baskets to hold items on the countertops such as tea, coffee, and sugars.
#2 Smelly Garbage – No one wants to take out the garbage! After you remove the bag there is usually a smelly odor that lingers even after the garbage is gone. You can take a solution of pure vinegar, or disinfectant to spray on the inside of the can after each use. Throw the paper towel away in the smelly garbage so there is no lingering smell. Ask us at Red Door Cleaning to even do this for you!
#3 Smelly Sink – Does your office sink smell like old food? We have a simple solution! Put ¼ cup of baking soda down the drain – be sure not to run any water. Then pour 1 cup of vinegar down there as well. It will fizz and bubble. Let it do its work for 10 minutes. After 10 minutes you can wash it down the drain. You’ll be left with a nice smelling sink drain.
#4 Rinsing Dishes – Most offices have a dishwasher. This is something our staff and even empty for you! But, sometimes dishes don’t get rinsed off well before they’re put in the dishwasher. This clogs up the dishwasher, which may cause it to break, leaves the dishwasher smelling foul, and it doesn’t clean your dishes well. So be sure to give all of your dishes a good rinse to ensure there is no food stuck on them before you put them into the dishwasher.
#5 Fridge Cleaning – Absolutely no one likes to clean out the fridge. So have Red Door Cleaning do it for you! Once a month we dedicate a day to clean out the office fridge. Someone from the office sends out an email to all the staff asking them to remove their items by a certain day. We then go in and remove all items, wipe and disinfect the fridge and replace items that are not expired. This is a great help to our clients!