How well you keep your janitorial closet clean is not only a reflection of how clean the rest of the building is, but it has a lot of advantages as well. Cleanliness and organization can help you with inventory, improve workplace safety, and increase the productivity of your janitorial staff.
Here are a few ways you can keep your janitorial closet clean and organized.
Take an inventory of what you have.
The best place to start when organizing your janitorial closet is taking an inventory of what’s in there. This will give you an idea of what can be stored away and help you prevent over-ordering. Use this time to take stock of the items you don’t use often and what you use everyday to prioritize their position in the closet.
Add shelving to keep supplies off the floor and help with inventory.
Install shelving to help keep your supplies organized. Steel wire shelving is the best shelving option for janitorial supplies because it needs little cleaning and is durable.
Limit the amount of cleaning supplies you keep on hand.
The biggest culprit of a messy janitorial closet is over-ordering. Keeping too many supplies on hand that you just don’t use will cause disorganization and will give you less room for the items you actually need.
Do you need help keeping your inventory at the right levels? Unisan Columbus can work closely with you to make sure your cleaning supplies are always stocked at the right levels. Give our team a call at (614) 863-1700.
Dispose of any cleaning supplies that aren’t being used regularly.
As you conduct your inventory, throw away products you don’t need or don’t use regularly. In particular, get rid of any expired cleaning products. Expired cleaning products lose their efficacy and aren’t as effective when cleaning, so it’s worth it to toss them.
Use this guide from Better Home & Gardens to help you determine if a cleaning product is expired.
Get a janitorial cart.
Now, that your janitorial closet is organized you can help your staff stay organized while working with janitorial carts. Janitorial carts make it easy to carry the necessary cleaning supplies with you while you work and keep your daily supplies always at hand.
Choose a janitorial cart that is big enough to carry all of the cleaning supplies and equipment needed. Carts should be able to accommodate cleaning products, as well as any supplies that need to be restocked regularly, such as paper towels, soap, toilet paper, and other commercial restroom supplies.