Cleaning after a crime
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Cleaning after a crime

After we had our home burgled I had to clean it from top to bottom. It felt kind of dirty at home, as though all of our possession had been contaminated by the crime. I know that everyone whose home is broken into or the victim of a crime at home goes through similar feelings of creepiness and a need to clean. I thought it might be useful to start a blog to discuss how to clean the house or the best cleaning services to use to help your house feel like a home again. It should be useful to anyone who has gone through a bad experience and needs a fresh start in their own beloved home.


Cleaning after a crime

5 Quick Tips to Make Your Office a Better Place to Be

Warren Nguyen

Did you know that nearly two out of three workers in Australia feel detached at work and are prepared to put in only just enough effort to avoid getting fired? This kind of employee disengagement can be extremely damaging to a company, so it's vital to do everything you can to make your employees happier. Part of this process involves improving your office so it is a more pleasant place to be. The following five tips can help you achieve this goal, so your employees feel happier and more productive while they are in the office.

1. Encourage Employees to Socialise

Of course you don't want your employees to spend all their time in the break room, but a team of people that never speaks to each other outside of formal meetings is seriously dysfunctional. Provide a clean area where employees can take a few minutes out of their day to sip coffee, fix themselves a snack and engage with their coworkers. This could take the form of a break room with comfortable seats, which should be arranged so that employees face each other in order to promote interaction.

2. Lighten Up, Naturally

Sunlight is a natural mood-booster, but too many employers install blinds that prevent sunlight from entering the office. Rather than shutting out the sun, rearrange office furniture so that computer screens are angled away from the windows. This will reduce glare without shutting out natural light. 

3. Support Your Employees' Spines

It's difficult to feel positively toward a company that forces you to spend all day sitting in an uncomfortable chair. If your employees regularly complain about back or neck pain, it could be time to invest in some more ergonomic office furniture. When employees are physically comfortable, they are likely to work harder and feel happier.

4. Green Up Your Office

Like sunlight, plants can improve mood and create a calm atmosphere. Reduce the sterility of your office environment by adding a few indoor plants. As well as giving your employees something beautiful to look at, plants also purify the air, therefore protecting your workforce from common allergens and pollutants.

5. A Clean Office is a Happy Office

No matter how many design changes you make in your office, their positive effects won't last long if you don't keep it clean. Have a professional office cleaning service regularly clean your office to ensure that dirt and grime doesn't ruin your employees' morale. You'll want to ensure the cleaning service specifically targets areas that are more prone to uncleanliness. This means making sure the break room is always tidy and that windows are as clear as possible.