As we all know, most of our work places feature a reception area or lobby. Whether it’s a dental practice, estate agency or insurance providers the majority of our offices will have a public area. This area is, more often than not, the first space visitors and clients, existing and prospective will be faced with. Which is why it is so important this area creates a positive, long-lasting first impression of the business with a clean office.
The reception area is where the visitor will form their first impressions so it’s important that it is kept clean and tidy. This is obviously always easier with the help of a professional cleaning service. Moreover, this is usually the area in which the visitor will wait for their appointment or see a member of staff, so they have a lot of time to look over the small details, from dusty shelves to finger prints on windows.
However, first impressions don’t always end on the reception area. You must also consider other public areas within the office that might need a little extra attention. For example, bathrooms, meeting rooms and appointment rooms. Regular cleaning and tidying will have a long-lasting effect on your prospective clients and will make existing clients want to return.
Aside from cleaning, a few handy tips you may want to consider:
- Add personal touch like potted plants or flowers, which also have cleaning benefits as they keep the air within the office clean and fresh.
- Also consider some bright cushions for extra comfort and to add a pop of colour.
- If you want to put some reading material such as company literature or magazine, make sure they’re up-to-date and not falling apart. There’s nothing worse than picking up a magazine from 2 years ago!