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Christmas Office Party Clean Ups

It’s that time of year again when we can begin to let our hair down and enjoy the festive season. Christmas parties in the workplace are often a way of employers thanking their employees for the hard work throughout the year and are a place for employees to celebrate Christmas together. However, if throwing a Christmas party in your office space, it can turn into a nightmare – with food and drink spillages and clutter due to some lively Christmas dancing! Therefore, it is important to understand how to clean before and after it to ensure that the space is left clean and sanitary, ready for you to return to work after your time off.


Preparation – Before The Party

Before the Christmas Office Party begins, it is important to effectively prepare, as this can help limit the mess that you are left within the aftermath. Firstly, ensure that you put our extra waste bins that party-goers can put their empty bottles or cups into. Ideally, locating these rubbish bins close to where food and refreshments are, and dotted around the room near where people will be socializing. This will reduce the amount that will have to be cleaned up from the surfaces the next day.

Secondly, think about ways that you can cover the surfaces of your office, where there is likely to be food and spillages, as this will also make the clean up easier. The best material to cover the surfaces with are ones that can either be cleaned or disposed of after use. Cover all surfaces that you can, including tables and desk space as this will protect the office furniture underneath. After the party, you can simply wipe the table cover clean or fold it and bin it – it couldn’t be easier. What is even better is that many disposable tablecloths come with Christmas designs that will help decorate your office for the party.

Finally, as well as protecting your surfaces, you may also want to consider your flooring. Adding rugs or disposable mats on the floor around food and drinks tables, as well as high traffic areas will ensure that the floor underneath is protected from spillages. This is particularly important if your office has carpets rather than flooring that can be wiped clean. Once the party is over, these can simply be removed and cleaned if necessary.

During the Party
While it is important to enjoy your office Christmas party, if you are responsible for cleaning after it, you could spend some time binning any rubbish as it collects. This will not take much time, but you will thank yourself for it later. Any large spills should also be cleaned up quickly so that they do not stain.

The Clean Up – After The Party
Once the party is over, it is time to begin the final clean up – ensuring that your office returns back to normal. At this stage, without all the people there, the mess may seem overwhelming but if you take it step by step, it can be tidied. Before you start using any cleaning products, it is important to get rid of all rubbish on surfaces, dispose of it, or wash plates and crockery. Carry a bin bag with you as you move around the space in a logical way to ensure you clear all the waste. After this step has been completed, the space will already look much tidier and will be ready to clean.

After the office space has been tidied, the next stage of cleaning an office space is to focus on any spillages, whether this is some dropped food or a knocked over glass. Soak up any excess liquid before treating the stain itself with specialist cleaning products for the best results. Tough stains may require more than one application of cleaning products to remove them entirely. It is vital to ensure that stains are properly removed so that there is no lingering smell, which is especially important when dealing with food stains as mold can develop.

After all the stains have been removed, it is important to wipe down all the surfaces, including desks, tables, and chairs. This is especially important during the pandemic to ensure that everything is clean and sanitized. Ensure that all high contact points are wiped as this is where germs are most likely to be transmitted. Even if all stains have been removed and surfaces do not look dirty, it is important to use disinfectant products to sanitize the area. If you prepared before the party and used table clothes, after disposing of these, it is still recommended that you give all surfaces a quick wipe over.


All surfaces include the flooring too, which will need to be vacuumed or mopped, removing any dirt or sticky residue.

Consider Hiring a Commercial Cleaning Service
If all this cleaning seems a little too much for one person or your usual office cleaning team to handle, consider hiring a professional cleaning service for a one-off deep office clean the day after your office Christmas party. This takes the stress and hassle out of your hands and ensures that the office environment is cleaned to a high standard, ready for the return of workers in the New Year. One-off cleaning jobs can work within a budget and may end up saving you money as you will not need to buy any cleaning products. Professional cleaning companies will already have the equipment and heavy-duty cleaning supplies available and the knowledge to know how to get rid of any stubborn spills or stains. If you are considering using a commercial cleaner, contact us today for information and
advice.

the waste. After this step has been completed, the space will already look much
tidier and will be ready to clean.
After the office space has been tidied, the next stage of cleaning an office space
is to focus on any spillages, whether this is some dropped food or a knocked over
glass. Soak up any excess liquid before treating the stain itself with specialist
cleaning products for the best results. Tough stains may require more than one
application of cleaning products to remove them entirely. It is vital to ensure that
stains are properly removed so that there is no lingering smell, which is
especially important when dealing with food stains as mold can develop.
After all the stains have been removed, it is important to wipe down all the
surfaces, including desks, tables, and chairs. This is especially important during
the pandemic to ensure that everything is clean and sanitized. Ensure that all
high contact points are wiped as this is where germs are most likely to be
transmitted. Even if all stains have been removed and surfaces do not look dirty,
it is important to use disinfectant products to sanitize the area. If you prepared
before the party and used table clothes, after disposing of these, it is still
recommended that you give all surfaces a quick wipe over.
All surfaces include the flooring too, which will need to be vacuumed or mopped,
removing any dirt or sticky residue.
Consider Hiring a Commercial Cleaning ServiceIf all this cleaning seems a little too much for one person or your usual office
cleaning team to handle, consider hiring a professional cleaning service for a
one-off deep office clean the day after your office Christmas party. This takes the
stress and hassle out of your hands and ensures that the office environment is
cleaned to a high standard, ready for the return of workers in the New Year. One-
off cleaning jobs can work within a budget and may end up saving you money as
you will not need to buy any cleaning products. Professional cleaning companies
will already have the equipment and heavy-duty cleaning supplies available and
the knowledge to know how to get rid of any stubborn spills or stains. If you are
considering using a commercial cleaner, contact us today for information and
advice.

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