3 Tips on Working on a Tight Budget
Keeping a professional and clean looking office environment is an essential aspect of any business.
- Learn what it takes for a company to provide you with cleaning services: Before you can decide on the cleaning company you would like to work with you must first know what you need to be cleaned and how often. Thus before you can create a cleaning schedule that works for your business and schedule, you need to assess your own cleaning needs. Read more about budget for housekeeping by reading this eguide here.
- Develop an RFP: Prior to getting the service of any cleaning company calculate a yearly budget you could afford to spend on commercial cleaning services and utilize this budget as a guideline for scheduling with the commercial cleaning company. We all know how frustrating creating a budget can be and that staying on a budget can be an even harder task. That’s why it’s important to stick to it once you have created the budget.
- Fully understand how a clean facility can be an investment in your company’s growth – read the eguide here. If you understand what a dirty facility is costing you with the number of sick calls, low employee morale, client’s perception of your brand, etc – I guarantee your budget may change 😉
One of the biggest mistake you can make when outsourcing cleaning services is to carelessly choose the first janitorial service provider you find or simply hire the one with the cheapest price. You should request proposals and interview from a few janitorial companies before making up your mind.
If you are on a limited budget and still want to receive a high quality cleaning service, you discuss your needs and be open in your conversations with the prospective cleaning companies. Everyone these days is on a tight budget and by openly discussing your situation you allow the cleaning companies to use their creativity to figure out if they can help you.
There will be some essential services you require; if a company is not able to provide these services, you should just eliminate them from your list.
When you are working on a tight budget it would be best to collaborate with a cleaning services company that is able to fully understand what your current and future janitorial needs are in order to provide a tailored service program.
Commercial cleaning companies come in all shapes and sizes so do your homework and choose the one that you believe will make the best and most lasting partner for you and your facility.