Small businesses typically have a lot to take care of at the end of a fiscal year, especially when it coincides with the calendar year. The fourth quarter, therefore, is a great time to begin preparing for the new year by getting things cleaned and organized, whether or not the snow has started flying.
What do you have? What do you need? What can be tossed? What needs to be stored and kept? What needs to be replaced?
Sorting through piles, clutter and files will help determine what supplies need to be reordered and what is ready to go into the deep archive or the trash. Cleaning and organizing tasks are likely handled on some sort of schedule throughout the year, but this is a good time to check the condition and usefulness of items and deep clean.
Is now the time for grout cleaning on tile floors or deep cleaning soft surfaces such as furniture and window treatments? Maybe it’s time to deep clean bathrooms, storage rooms, warehouses, or garages. Utilize a professional commercial cleaning company to do some annual cleaning projects that are due or even overdue.
Are things in an order that makes sense? Are the most used items easy to access? Are items that are hard to access clearly labeled and able to be reached? Are things cluttered, or does everything have a place? Is it easy for people to put things back where they belong?
It is easiest to stay organized when a system is in place, which makes it hard to fail. It may make sense to one person for things to be organized one way, but another person may not understand. Make it easier by labeling where things belong, including using signage and even plan-o-grams.
Keeping things organized creates a cleaner space as many janitorial companies won’t straighten papers or move items to dust. When things are in their place, a cleaning service is able to do their job efficiently.
What needs to be taken care of first? What has been taking up too much attention and requires more hands to help? What has been neglected and needs someone to take ownership?
As time passes, priorities can get lost in the business of life. Now is the time to set fresh goals for the new year and get clear about what is really important to focus on. It’s also a great time to consider what tasks can be handled by more effective processes and people.
Prioritizing important relationships is the goal of every business owner – whether those relationships are with employees to build morale, clients to make revenue, or family members to build memories. Be sure time is well spent with the right people doing the right things.
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