The Essential Guide to a Clean and Sanitary Breakroom

The office breakroom can sometimes be a breeding ground for unwanted guests (think crumbs, spills, and the occasional fruit fly). Keeping this important space clean and sanitary can feel like an uphill battle. Let’s explore some essential strategies and solutions to maintaining a pristine breakroom: 

Cleanliness Starts with You 

Embrace Hand Sanitizer 

Keep hand sanitizer readily available near entrances and exits. Encourage frequent use, especially before and after food prep or eating. By having multiple sanitizer stations, you not only reduce the spread of germs, but also promote a culture of cleanliness and health. 

Stock Up on Dish Soap

Ensure dish soap is always stocked up and encourage employees to wash dishes thoroughly after use. Additionally, consider providing paper or plastic dishware and utensils to reduce the spread of germs and make cleanup easier. 

Individually Packaged is the Way to Go 

Stock up on individually wrapped breakroom snacks and condiments to minimize shared surfaces and potential contamination. Items like single-serve coffee creamers, sugar packets, and individually wrapped utensils can help maintain hygiene standards. This approach not only reduces the risk of cross-contamination, but also ensures that supplies are readily available for everyone, making it easier for employees to enjoy their breaks without concerns about cleanliness.

Wipe It Down, Don’t Let It Linger 

Encourage everyone to clean up after themselves. Stock up on disinfectant wipes and promote wiping down tables, microwaves, and other commonly touched surfaces. Regularly wiping down surfaces helps prevent the buildup of germs and keeps the breakroom looking tidy. Consider setting up a cleaning schedule where each team member takes turns ensuring the breakroom stays clean.

The Power of the Professional

Consider hiring a dedicated cleaning crew to tackle deeper cleaning tasks like floors, sinks, and appliances. Professional cleaning services can handle tasks that regular employees might overlook, such as cleaning behind appliances or sanitizing high-touch areas thoroughly.  

Beyond the Basics

Clean the Clutter

Regularly declutter countertops, breakroom tables, and other surfaces. Remove old food items and expired condiments. Organize cabinets and drawers so that items are easy to find and store.  

Post Reminders

Friendly signs can nudge people towards good hygiene practices. Remind them to wash their hands, clean up spills, and dispose of trash properly. Clear, visible reminders can be effective in encouraging everyone to maintain cleanliness standards

Think Long-Term

Consider investing in touchless faucets, bottle filling stations, paper towel dispensers, and soap dispensers to minimize contact with high-touch surfaces. Touchless technology reduces the spread of germs and makes the breakroom more user-friendly.  

Breakroom Solutions for a Productive Workspace

Investing in your breakroom’s cleanliness is just the start. Enhance your office environment with HiTouch Business Services’ comprehensive breakroom solutions.  

From breakroom coffee machines to supplies to breakroom furniture, we provide everything needed to keep your team happy, and our team will tailor our solutions to cater to your business’s unique needs. 

Are you ready to elevate the cleanliness of your breakroom and office environment? Contact us today to get started. 

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