As the song goes, it’s beginning to look a lot like Christmas. With the hustle and bustle of the Holiday season, it’s nice to have that jolly, holiday feeling around you even when you’re not at home. Bring the spirit of Christmas in the office. That would keep the workers and the guests in a cheerful Christmas mood.
Decorating the office for Christmas is fun. But it needs planning and cleaning. You cannot just put those holiday decors up without organizing things first. Cleaning up is a big part of office decoration. It also makes the decorating part a lot easier. With this in mind, make sure that you take the following steps before you start putting up those sparkling lights and decors.
Step-by-Step Office Holiday Cleaning and Decoration
Prioritize and tidy up
You don’t need to thoroughly clean the entire office building. Prioritize common areas and those where you will put your decorations. Making a to-do list before cleaning will be helpful. That way, you can just list down which to go about first and which to include in your cleaning operation.
A great tip is to de-clutter. Tidying up your office gives an impression on the guests and customers. You just have to get rid of the trash and things that get in the way. Clear up the mantelpiece, tables, shelves, window sills and other surfaces. Arrange the papers, magazines, and mail accordingly. Throw away the trash and put the usable things in a box for storage. You can mark the boxes according to their contents, so that you can simply find or arrange them back when needed. Re-organizing individual cubicles, tables and personal stuff, will also make way for hassle-free decorating.
Dust the surfaces
Before you start decorating, get rid of the dust. You may not see it, but your office is likely dusty in certain areas and surfaces. Dust the surfaces like tables, windows, ceilings, shelves, chairs and others. Use a damp cloth to make sure that you truly get rid of the dust. This will also freshen up the whole place.
Clean the Windows
Most offices have Christmas decors on their windows. This will attract the guests, customers and window shoppers. Hanging twinkling lights or any other decors on the windows is surely a great Christmas idea. But before you beautify the windows, you must first make it shine and sparkle by cleaning it up. Clean the windows inside out, including the glass, frames and other parts, as well as the surrounding areas.
Mop and Vacuum the Floors
The workers, guests and customers will definitely notice the floor. One way of keeping a tidy appearance of the office is to maintain a clean floor. A clean floor gives a lasting impression. Vacuuming and mopping the floors are also advised before Christmas because you will most likely put decors on the floors. So make sure that the floors are clean and clear so that you can lay the wrapped gifts, toys, Christmas tree and other decors on it.
Dust the Ceilings
The ceiling is often neglected during a clean-up. Make sure that you don’t neglect it this time of the year. The ceiling is often one of the favorite spots for holiday decorations. The guests and customers will also likely look up especially when there are tree toppers, twinkling lights and other decors above. You don’t want them to notice the dirt rather than the decors, do you? So better clear away the dust and cobwebs using a duster or vacuum. You can also wipe the whole surface.
Keep it Business-Like
Now that your office is ready for decoration, the next thing to think of is the decoration itself. When decorating, think of the image of your office. You can keep it sparkly; but don’t overdo it and just decorate to reflect that wonderful, jolly, holly Christmas spirit.
With the Holidays coming up, the workers’ hands are probably full. There are so many things to attend to that you can no longer find time for the clean-up before the Christmas decoration. If that is the case, you can always contact professional cleaners to do the job for you. If you do, make sure that you contact professionals who can perfectly prep up your home for the Holidays.