You want to show off your retail goods in a clean and inviting space while ensuring you are also presenting your business as reputable and respected. The cleanliness of your retail store is central to your customers’ experiences. It’s important to you that your clientele is comfortable and happy when they are shopping in your store, and having a clean space will provide that pleasant and enjoyable atmosphere.
How to Clean a Retail Store
A retail store’s appearance goes a long way towards making your customers feel comfortable and interested in browsing. Here is our set of recommendations for how to clean a retail store.
Dusting at a Retail Store
When you consider areas in your retail store that you want to maintain and clean on a regular basis, the first one that comes to mind is dusting your shelves and fixtures. Dusting shelves and display cases both high and low is key to keeping your flat surfaces tidy and the products on your displays looking their best. From your shelving and display cases, to lights and wall fixtures, shoppers expect areas to be dust-free and organized, making them easy to look at and browse through.
Sanitizing a Retail Store
When reviewing your retail store cleaning procedures, you also want to remember to sanitize and shine areas that get touched and used throughout the day: door handles, countertops and tabletops. Make sure to also clean reception areas and dressing rooms as well as behind your register or order areas. These areas will require wet wiping and polishing, but also tidying up and organizing to make sure the whole shop looks presentable and orderly.
Cleaning Glass and Mirrors
Speaking of shining, remember to keep mirrors, glass doors, and cases looking their best with daily wiping and polishing. No one trying on clothes wants to view their reflection in a mirror covered in fingerprints. When these areas look their best, they remind your clientele that you provide the best and are on top of your game. Shoppers love to shop – and buy! – in a clean and tidy store.
Floors and Carpets
Of course, you’ll want to address your floors on a daily basis, too. Whether you have tile, carpet, or hardwood in your retail space, addressing any dirt and debris that comes up during the day will keep your shop looking attractive and clean. And remember to do a thorough clean up in the evening as well. A daily approach to floor cleaning always makes your retail establishment look professional and polished, and helps your floors to stay in better shape for more years.
Staff Areas at your Retail Store
While the front of your retail store is a must for your daily cleaning schedule, you’ll also want to remember the back staff areas: restrooms, kitchen and lounge areas, hallways and exits. These areas shouldn’t be left until they look rough and unappealing. Keeping them on a daily or weekly schedule helps ensure good health and makes for a happy work environment.
Deep Cleaning a Retail Store
A last cleaning approach to consider is ‘spring cleaning’ and larger projects like deep tile and hard surface floor cleaning, large or tall window areas, and carpet shampooing. Making time for these on a seasonal or a least yearly basis will really keep your shop looking its best throughout the year.
Let the Commercial Cleaning Pros Help You!
One of the best ways to keep your retail store looking its best is to hire a professional cleaning crew to come in on a regular basis. The cleaning staff should be educated on any special sanitizing needs, procedures, and requirements that are involved with having a presence in a retail environment. We at Clean Method provide this type of professional cleaning service.
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