The importance of home office cleaning
Category: Office Cleaning
Government figures show that in the first three months of 2014 there were 4.2 million home workers in the UK, accounting for around 14 per cent of the workforce.
The region with the highest remote working rate was the south-west, where 17 per cent of people called their home the office. In West Somerset almost 26 per cent worked from home.
It's possible that these figures are even higher now, since these statistics are over a year old. That means there could be many more home offices in need of a really good clean.
While most employers hire contract cleaning companies to carry out daily or weekly Office Cleaning tasks, these services unfortunately don't extend to the homes of their employees.
That means that if you do work from home, you'll need to arrange your own cleaning - a simple thing to do if your working area is a small part of a room you clean regularly, but not such a simple thing if you have a separate home study that you like to leave behind at the end of the day.
Indeed, few of us actually relish the opportunity to clean, and even fewer like returning to the 'office' once they've closed the door at 5pm.
Yet cleaning your home office is just as important as having a clean commercial working environment, so it's a job that has to be done, whether you do it yourself or call in the professional cleaners.
As well as being extremely de-motivating, an untidy or dirty office can have negative impacts on your performance, since the chaos and clutter can cloud your judgement and muddle your thinking.
It can also have an impact on your health, especially if you spend most of your working day there. For example, dust can aggravate asthma and other respiratory conditions, while bacteria can cause all manner of general illnesses.
Posted by Toni Tsocheva