- Posted by Sonlight Cleaning
- On December 20, 2019
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As a resident assistant (RA) in college, I’ve seen my fair share of dorm rooms. Somewhere about once a semester, the residence life team would gear up for “Health and Safety” room checks. These are pretty typical on most college campuses–we were trained to check for general dorm cleanliness, glaring fire code breaches (think turkey fryer under the lofted bed), unauthorized animals (the strangest I personally found was a rabbit in a Rubbermaid tub), and “personal hygiene” red flags.
In my experience, the first and last items on that list–cleanliness & personal hygiene–were the cause for 90% of my write-ups. There’s just something about the smell of a mid-semester dorm room that will make you pause in the doorway. Whether it be leftovers-gone-bad, laundry way past washing day, or a toilet that literally hasn’t been cleaned the entire semester, there always seemed to be something giving off an awful odor. I think it’s safe to say that for the vast majority of college students, there’s no such thing as a regular cleaning routine. Humorously, there are only about two things that can motivate a student to deep-clean the dorm–a write-up from the residence director OR a visit from mom!
Now I’ll admit, though my dorm was always pretty tidy, I stayed so busy between classwork and the RA job that cleaning tended to fall to the bottom of my daily to-do list. But an interesting change happened when I had my first home. I think it boils down to three words–pride in ownership. Now technically speaking, I didn’t “own” that first house (it was a rental) but the sentiments were the same. I wanted guests to walk through the front door and for their first impression to be a good one. And my cleaning routine matched my desire to make this happen. As an adult, I realized that those first impressions count, which is why I made a plan for a year-round cleaning routine.
Whether you rent or own your facility, you know that the facility is in many ways the face of your organization. Unlike a dorm room, which is the college student’s retreat from the world (and likely for their eyes alone), your building is your welcome mat for your business. It’s not just for your eyes alone! It’s for every client, student, employee, potential customer, and member that walks through the doors. Does your facility’s annual cleaning routine look like the college dorm cleaning routine? Hopefully not!
When it comes to planning a cleaning routine that keeps your facility looking “ready-for-mom” magical every day of the year, Sonlight Cleaning Services is in your corner. Not only do we have the very best janitorial staff and specialty cleaning employees, but we have a team of client care experts whose very job it is to help you plan a cleaning routine that is just the right fit for your business. We do not sell “packages.” We customize every single cleaning routine to fit our customers perfectly. Give yourself a Christmas gift this season and contact Sonlight Cleaning Services today (it’s the gift that keeps on giving every day of the year)!