As the first point of contact for clients, the reception area of your office provides that all-important first impression of your business. A busy hub for most companies, receptions require regular cleaning and maintenance, or they will soon look worse for wear. Here, we’ll explore four key steps you can take to ensure you strike the right chord with your customers.
Declutter the workspace
A reception area that’s crowded with clutter won’t put visitors at ease. Decluttering not only creates space in a small reception area, but it offers a more professional appearance overall. If you’re using your reception area for storing stationery and filing cabinets, try and find a new home for these items where possible. Minimise the number of magazines provided by only displaying the most current editions. You can also streamline the seating you offer, adding space and making the area easier to clean.
Avoid unwanted odours
Reduce unwanted smells in your reception, such as stale coffee or lingering lunch odours, by banning eating and drinking around your entranceway. If you have an open-plan office, try using electric essential oil burners or scent diffusers to prevent unpleasant smells hanging in the air.
Pay attention to your flooring
Due to the location, your reception will see more traffic than any other area of your office, and this can take its toll on your tiles or carpets. Floors are among the most prominent parts of office receptions, so if they’re uncared for, the overall appearance of your office can be severely impacted. The use of doormats can stop the spread of dirt contaminating your entranceway, but regular sweeping, mopping and vacuuming is also essential.
Hire professional cleaners
While these measures can help improve your visitor experience overall, there is no substitute for having your office cleaned by professionals. Equipped with the skills and specialist tools to get the right results every time, employing experienced contract cleaners will ensure you arrive at your office each day with a fresh reception area. Contact our team today for quote or to book your next appointment.