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5 Office Cleaning Hacks You Can’t Live Without

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Let’s face it, life is short, therefore we want to utilise what time we have to ensure that we live life to the fullest! See the guy in the image above? he doesn’t spend hours on his house chores, so why should you? How about instead, you try these awesome cleaning hacks that are listed below!

OH CRUMBS!

We all like to snack at our desks; biscuits, crisps and chocolate. What do all of these leave? Crumbs. A select few of us would either leave the crumbs there, or sweep them onto the carpet. Instead, get a sticky note or some tape and start dabbing it onto the crumbs, This should effectively get rid of them!

Watch out for those crumbs! But it sure does look good

Wipe on, roll off

DUST! It’s everywhere, it’s created on the daily and there is no place it doesn’t settle. Places like light fixtures and lamps are one of the most common places for dust to gather and be in sight. Some tips recommend using a wipe or dry cloth but this doesn’t always work. However, if you use a sticky cloth roller it can gather the dust and easily remove it from the object. Works EVERY time.

Sick of them table top marks?

In my opinion, this is a life saver. It works with tea, coffee and water marks. If wipes are not working we suggest you try using a hair dryer to make the stains easier to remove. This will allows you to wipe the marks off, however then further add protection for next time; use olive oil so the table looks refreshed and new!

Grease and burnt bits just wont go away!

We all have that pan/tray that we either leave till last or don’t use because we know how much of a pain it’s going to be to scrub that burnt on food off. Even worse when the rough side of the sponge just wont do the job! No worries, if you create a tin-foil ball it will work as a tougher scrubber and make the job easier for you.

Toothpaste isn’t just for teeth

I’m sure you have heard of some of the magical things that you can use toothpaste for. One example is it can be used to repair scratched CD/DVD’s by getting a small amount on a cloth it can help repair minor scratches. However, this isn’t the tip we are here to tell you about!

Did you know, you can also use it to rejuvenate beat up trainers, adding it to the material can give the outside of the show a new lease of life.

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Ideal’s 2018 Summary

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Ideal’s 2018 Summary

2018 Summary

2018 has been a huge year for us at Ideal. We have a lot to talk about with new contracts being won as well as new and old leaving and joining the company! All in all, we can say this year has been successful in terms of friends and business and we hope to continue that growth to the next year. However, our most important mention this year is an economical and electronic switch to ZetaSafe.

ZetaSafe

ZetaSafe is an electronic auditing software which our clients and employees can use in order to access data recorded by our operatives. This paper free system has saved on half of the paper we use and that is just in the beta stages of the applications release. As we move forward; we hope to cut that down further as well as give more clients access to dashboards and weekly reports received through emails. We understand that the release hasn’t been perfect however we are pushing forward, and our team is working hard daily to complete and produce the reports.

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Promotions and Newbies

In terms of internal proceedings there have been a few new faces join and others have gone up in the ranks. We would like to officially congratulate our two new directors; Gary Benning and Gavin Ingle whose hard work and determination for the company has seen them get where they deserve to be. Also, two of the original family members; Chris and Adam Dring were promoted. Chris has become the National Operations Manager and Adam is our new East Midlands Regional Manager. Congratulations to you both. There have also been new faces who have joined the company this year. They include:

Retirement

We are always happy to see new faces join the company but sad when they leave, especially after working for Ideal for such a long time. At the end of last year Stephen Leahy left the company after over 45 years’ service. He will be missed by all at Ideal however has visited time to time during this last year to help and provide support when needed. Another retiree is Jane Oldroyd, in the Sales department for over 20 years. She was a friend of everyone and was very good at her job.

Big Contracts

This year Ideal teamed up with two major contracts in the West Midlands region. Birmingham City Council (BCC) and Pioneer group. These have allowed us to grow our team in those areas and provide the service that we see fit at our high standards.

Good business.

Ashley’s

Ashley’s joined up with Ideal midway through the year and have been working round the clock to help as well as work effectively with Ideal to complete the new tasks that we are both taking on together. All the staff transferred over and their office staff now work hand in hand with ours efficiently organising the teams which do the cleans.

Website

A major change for Ideal this year has been our new website! We now have unlimited access which we have not had previously allowing us to keep it updated and ever changing. The new site has kept the same colour scheme however has changed by condensing the previous information to more select readable sections. Also, the new blogs mean we can interact with the public daily. However, as well as us interacting with the public it has become clearer how to communicate with us.

Ideal Team-building

For a bit of fun; the Ideal family also went to an escape room. For those who don’t know, you have 1 hour to solve as many puzzles as it takes to escape the room. Out of the three teams that went two escapes and then there was a punishment for the captain of the losing team. (Pictures below)

Babies and Marriage

A massive congratulations to Chantel Fox who gave birth in December to a little girl called Phoebe, we at Ideal want to send you all our love and best wishes as we hope you have a wonderful few months away from work and spending time with your bundle of joy. A second congratulations to Nicola who gave birth to Jessica, another little girl who has made a few visits to our head office to see the staff. Finally, a huge congratulations to one of our Supervisors in Nottingham, Andrew. He got married last month and hopefully will be for many happy years.