Everybody loves Labor Day… Even though we can feel all the bosses out there saying: “But I still have to work!”
In the US, we’ve celebrated Labor Day since 1884. The Department of Labor describes this important holiday as “a yearly national tribute to the contributions workers have made to the strength, prosperity, and well-being of our country.”
That’s a great description! Of course, Labor Day has come to be about even more than that. A long weekend. Barbecues. Sales. Days at the pool. Labor Day is about a lot of things, to a lot of people.
But at its heart, this is a holiday all about honoring and celebrating workers – the vital employees who make a business run, every single day!
One way to give back to the staff that gives so much? Why not take care of the workplace with a cleaning?
Taking Care of the Workers Who “Take Care of Business”
For your employees, taking care of the workplace can be a sign that you’re:
- Actively thinking of their wants and needs
- Dedicated to creating a welcoming, “home away from home” work environment
- Taking steps to make it easier to get work done
- Being thoughtful of your employees’ health and working conditions
And, after all, it’s not only your employees who will benefit!
Helping Your Business Be Its Very Best
Studies show that cleaner work environments are more productive, for a whole variety of reasons.
For example, did you know that sanitary workplaces lose fewer employee days due to sick leave? When people work in cleaner places, they live healthier lives – and all of this pays off for your business!
At the same time, studies have shown that clean, organized workstations lead to more thoughtful, attentive employees. Happier employees, who are more focused and doing better work? That’s a huge win-win!
And finally, keep in mind that it’s not only employees who come in and out of your workplace! Visitors, new recruits, current clients, and especially, future clients may drop in at any time. Taking care of the workplace helps demonstrate your company’s values and attention to detail. Having a clean, welcoming space may even be just the first impression it takes to help you land your next paying customer!
Getting Rid of Those “End of the Summer” Blues
As we mentioned earlier, Labor Day also traditionally marks the end of the summer for a lot of people.
That’s sad enough in its own right, since it means fewer vacations, lazy days by the pool, or time spent with kids. But at the same time, the end of the summer season means the beginning of fall. And for plenty of people, that means a more hectic schedule.
With school back in session, plenty of parents and grandparents will now have to worry about taking their kids to class, and handling pick-up and drop-off duties for all sorts of after-school activities. All of this stress at home can carry over into the workplace!
And even at work, the end of the summer makes a difference. For some businesses, the transition to fall means a slight uptick in work to be done. With fewer people traveling, fewer holidays, and weather that actually lets people concentrate, the fall months may be a time when your office kicks into overdrive. And for other companies, the summer is the peak, which can make winding down for the fall and winter months a transition in its own right.
Bottom line? This is a big “shoulder” season, that marks a big shift in and out of the workplace. Providing a clean, inviting working environment might help you and your employees step up, when it really counts!
Sweeping Dimensions Can Help
Ready to show your employees how much you care this Labor Day? Want to make the fall season your most productive period ever? Sweeping Dimensions would love to help!
We can clean your office, warehouse, medical practice, or other commercial facility, however big or small – all with unmatched professionalism, care, and attention to detail!
We recognize that every office is unique, and we’ll take care to make sure that we clean to your specifications. You know your office – and what your employees need – better than anyone. We can be flexible, and adjust our cleaning regimen to your specifications, as we tackle jobs such as:
- Cleaning shared kitchens and break rooms
- Dusting and cleaning conference rooms, media rooms, elevators, etc.
- Making lobby and welcome areas spotless
- Taking out trash and recycling
- Sanitizing chair legs and small appliances
- Vacuuming throughout
- Cleaning windows, doors, and other important areas
Office and property managers across the Chicago area have come to expect the very best from our teams. And we aim to be the best, at all times – both in the quality of service we provide, and in the professionalism we bring to every job site.
Whatever your workplace needs, our teams will go above and beyond to make sure that your directions are followed, and your office looks immaculate.
We’re bonded and insured, and our uniformed teams are trained to the highest standards for efficiency and professionalism. We offer flexible time windows, and we can bring all of the equipment necessary needed for any job – including HEPA air filter vacuums, microfiber color-coded cleaning cloths, static free-treated dust cloths, and a focus on green, environmentally friendly cleaning products.
At Sweeping Dimensions, we always make a sweeping effort to make life less stressful – and help make sure that your office is performing at its very best!
Have any questions? Want to reach out for your free initial consultation? Don’t hesitate to get in touch today for your free estimate!