It is that time of the year where the seasons are changing and the holidays are approaching. Many companies and offices teams decorate for the holidays which sends a warm and welcoming message to customers and makes coming to work near the holidays a little less painful. Decorating the office and lobby area can be a breeze. Make it festive but not crowded, and try to dust and clean as you go about decorating so that your decorations shine!
There are a lot of businesses out there that not only decorate for the holidays, but also like to throw an employee party or maybe even an open house for customers, as well. This can be a big task when you are trying to organize a party for a large number of people. Not only do you have to have the decorations, and send out the invites (this can be pretty easy just using work email!), and then get all the food and fun ready for the actual event. While this part is typically fun, if a little stressful for some, what people don’t often think about is the cleaning up after, until they are standing there looking at the mess.
We are here to help you out. Cleaning up after a holiday party at work doesn’t have to be a huge deal with just a bit of planning in advance. Plus, if you have great employees or someone helping with the event, you won’t have to do it alone anyways.
First, make sure that you have plenty of trashcans available in the area of the party. You want them out of the way, but easy for guests to find them. This cuts down on people just leaving their trash around on tables or furniture because they couldn’t find a trashcan. You also want to make sure they are equipped with tough liners that won’t fall in when people dump their plants and cups in them.
Another hugely helpful tip is to make sure the restrooms your guests will be using are well stocked and there is plenty of trashcans available for the paper towels and things that will be thrown away in there. It is so frustrating to go into a restroom after a party and find paper towels and trash all over because the trashcans were overflowing.
Make sure you will have all the cleaning supplies necessary for after the party at the ready as well. This cuts down on how long it will take to clean up. Designate some people to help with the cleanup and give them some jobs to make things go quickly. If you don’t want to be responsible for all the cleanup you can also consider using a janitorial service.