The smell of fresh-cut grass is one of the best indications that spring has sprung, but with all that lawn upkeep also comes spring cleaning. Spring is a great time to take the effort to get your little piece of commercial real estate in shape for new clients and brand new projects!
Tips for Commercial Real Estate Spring Cleaning
Even if you don’t think your office needs a little bit of sprucing up, your clients and employees may disagree. It’s interesting how spending a day or two just taking care of the little things can change attitudes and first impressions.
In case you’re still looking for a way to get started with spring cleaning, here are a few tips:
- Restructure organizational systems to streamline processes. Your organizational systems are the lifeblood of your business. Without them, communication can completely break down. They deserve special attention this spring, so don’t forget them on your checklist.Whether that means finding a better way to track client appointments or changing your filing systems, your employees probably know where your worst organizational pain points are. Ask them for help improving those processes today.
- Clean up computers, desk and clutter-prone spaces. Many businesses never think about their computers when it comes time to do a little cleaning. If you have an office cleaning staff, they probably don’t touch them for fear of breaking something.Desks are another no-go space for many cleaning operations, so make sure that your employees and colleagues take time to declutter and keep only the most necessary things on their desk tops. Drawers that need sorting can be handled at this time, too, making it easier to find everything you might need!
- A fresh coat of paint can make a huge difference in atmosphere. Many small businesses are forced to choose between square footage and atmosphere when choosing an office to rent, but that doesn’t mean your office has to be a boring place.This spring, spruce it up with a new coat of paint (if your lease allows), large, vivid artwork that reinforces your brand image and brighter lighting to help your employees feel more energized.
Even your commercial real estate can really benefit from spring cleaning. The new energy and better processes that can come out of a few days of dedicated effort can pay off in huge dividends in the long run. Show your clients and employees how much you care about their needs this spring when it’s out with the old and in with the new.