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Giving your janitorial closet a makeover

March 14, 2012

FORT WORTH, TX — For cleaning professionals, a janitorial closet is usually the "center of operations," and its appearance can say a lot about a cleaning crew, how they view their work and even how effectively they perform, according to a press release.

To help custodial workers get their "headquarters" in order, Mike Englund, product manager for Powr-Flite, has posted some tips and suggestions on the company’''s Facebook page, the release stated.
According to the release, those tips include:

• Have a "meeting" with your closet. Custodial workers usually open their closet''s door, reach in for what they want and close the door without ever really looking inside. The first step in janitorial closet organization should be to give it a top to bottom look over.

• Empty the closet, removing absolutely everything. Don''t be surprised if things turn up that you did not know you had. A good rule of thumb is that if something has not been used in a year, throw it away.

• Clean, paint and light your closet. Clean the empty closet thoroughly, including the walls, and paint them if possible. Also, make sure there is a light in the closet. Lighting makes janitorial closets easier to maintain and increases safety.

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Click here to read the complete release.