If you’ve had to stop your regular cleaning service, what can you do?

We are getting asked this a fair bit right now.  We understand that for some of our clients, the impacts of the COVID-19 crisis have hit hard. For many of you small business owners, this has meant tackling those cleaning jobs – ones that are often outsourced to us – yourselves.

Times are tough for so many right now. The last thing you want is to add more to your To Do list with daily cleaning tasks. Important, yes – but often hard to fit in.

We get it. And when this crisis is over and you’re ready to outsource again, remember that we will still be here to help!

But in the meantime, here are a few tips from the team at Green House Services that may help you.

For those businesses still operating a shop front, it’s more than ever to maintain social distancing while still keeping shared spaces hygienic – for the health of both your employees and your clients.

While self-cleaning usually can’t produce all the same results, these three strategies may help you keep your business premises clean, and your team and clients happy.

Here’s a few of our top tips for helping during the transition:

  1. There’s a difference between cleaning and disinfecting – yes, there’s a big difference! If you’re currently operating your business without the benefit of a regular cleaning service such as Green House, it’s important to work out what needs to be cleaned, and what needs to be disinfected. You also need to consider the when, how and who for the cleaning jobs required – more on that below. As a result of COVID-19, Safe Work Australia has updated their information for employers on how to keep your workspaces safe. We suggest you start here if this is all new to you.


  1. Make sure shared surfaces are cleaned on a regular basis – this sounds like a no-brainer, right? But during a busy workday, it’s easy to get distracted. Especially when new tasks – such as wiping down door handles, taps, benchtops or light switches – are being added to your daily list. We suggest using a timer or other reminder system or app to ensure that shared surfaces are wiped down or disinfected as needed, and on a regular basis. Find a system that works for you and your team to ensure it’s done. Whatever your approach, develop a method and stick with it.


  1. Share the love – for the team at Green House Services, cleaning is our calling. But we know it isn’t everyone’s! Rather than give the daily cleaning jobs to just one team member – who may be thinking ‘This isn’t part of my job description!’ – share the jobs around. Create an hourly, daily or weekly roster where everyone is responsible for a certain aspect of the cleaning duties. It will help with morale, build comradery, and keep on top of the important jobs in maintaining the standards required for workplace hygiene during this pandemic.


Most important, remember that this is only temporary. As restrictions begin to ease in the coming weeks, your business trade should return to normal.

To be ready for when it does – and you can outsource your cleaning again – contact Green House Services today for a quote.


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