Having your store constantly busy with customers is a wonderful state of affairs, though it can be hard to stay on top of the cleaning if there is never a quiet time to do it. Keeping a busy store clean requires some good organisation and planning, with the following some of the foolproof strategies worth implementing at your work.
Get professional cleaning help
If your store is always simply too busy to be able to get any cleaning done during the shift, the best thing to do is hire commercial cleaning services to come in after work and do it for you. Your staff will be too wiped after the busy work day to be able to do their best work cleaning, so bring in some professional help to ensure your store is cleaned properly and is ready for another busy day tomorrow.
Establish a cleaning roster
All of your staff should be sharing in the cleaning responsibilities, though it is easy to put it off when you are busy in the hope that someone else will take care of it instead. Having a rotating roster will make it so everyone knows when they are the go-to cleaning person, and they should have the rest of their duties eased enough to ensure they are able to properly take care of their cleaning duties for the day. Your staff will appreciate that a rotating system is fair, as everyone needs to take their turn on cleaning duties, and knowing whose turn it is on any particular day will make it easier to tell how good a job they are doing. If you need to, roster on an additional staff member for each shift to ensure your cleaning isn’t leaving you short somewhere else.
Clean up after yourself
If everyone cleans up after themselves at your store, there will be far less cleaning to be done, and your customers will also probably appreciate the cleaner environment too. Simple messes can quickly become disaster areas if left unattended, so train your staff to take the time to quickly clean up any mess they’ve made. Having some basic cleaning supplies available can also make it easy for your customers to clean up a little themselves if they want to!
Organise it carefully
Set up your store to minimise mess, as sometimes the way you display your products can either help or hurt your efforts to keep a busy store clean. Make sure any items or products likely to produce a mess are arranged and displayed in such a way that there is virtually no chance of a spill, and for anything that is guaranteed to be messy, have a trained staff member on hand to serve it.
Being busy is no excuse for not keeping a store clean, so get organised and implement a plan for your store. Remember, the only thing as important as keeping your store busy is also ensuring it is kept clean.