A well-organized janitor’s cart is key to maintaining a clean and efficient facility. At Sanford Company, we know that an orderly cart allows for quick and seamless cleaning, which is crucial to the success of any business. In this blog post, we will share seven essential tips to help you organize your janitor’s cart for maximum efficiency!
We are also excited to announce this month’s special:
During May 2023, take 20% off of a janitors cart with the purchase of 3 or more of the items listed below!
- Mop bucket
- Wet floor sign
- Any full case of cleaner (quarts)
- Any full case of cleaner (gallons)
- Microfiber cleaning cloths
- Any can liner
- Any full case of bath tissue
Categorize your supplies
Begin by organizing your cleaning supplies into categories. This can include items such as cleaning chemicals, cloths and dusters, trash bags, gloves and other tools. Designating a specific spot on the cart for each category will make it easier to locate and access the items you need during your cleaning routine.
Use color-coded microfiber cloths
Color-coded microfiber cloths are a great way to prevent cross-contamination and ensure you’re using the right cloth for each task. Assign a specific color to each area of your facility (e.g., blue for windows, green for surfaces, red for restrooms, etc.) and store the corresponding cloths together in a designated section of the cart.
Keep frequently-used items within easy reach
Place the items you use most often within easy reach on your cart. This will help save time and make your cleaning routine more efficient. For example, store your gloves, trash bags and all-purpose cleaner at the front of the cart or in a convenient side pouch.
Utilize vertical space
Maximize the storage capacity of your janitor’s cart by utilizing vertical space. Hang spray bottles, brushes and other tools from hooks or clips attached to the cart’s frame. This not only keeps these items easily accessible but also frees up valuable space for other supplies.
Use clear containers for small items
Small items like scrub pads, sponges and replacement vacuum parts can easily get lost or disorganized on your janitor’s cart. To keep them organized and easily visible, store them in clear, labeled containers. This will also help prevent the need to rummage through the cart in search of a specific item.
Maintain a stock of frequently-used supplies
Always keep a sufficient stock of frequently-used supplies on your cart. This includes items like trash bags, gloves and toilet paper. Running out of these essentials in the middle of your cleaning routine can be both frustrating and time-consuming. Regularly assess your inventory and restock as needed.
Keep your janitor’s cart clean and well-maintained
Lastly, it’s essential to keep your janitor’s cart itself clean and well-maintained. Regularly wipe down the surfaces and compartments of the cart to prevent the buildup of dirt and grime. Additionally, inspect the wheels and other moving parts to ensure they are functioning smoothly. A clean and well-maintained cart is not only more pleasant to work with but also helps set a positive example for cleanliness throughout your facility.
An organized janitor’s cart is vital to the efficiency and success of your cleaning routine. By categorizing your supplies, using color-coded microfiber cloths, maximizing vertical space, and keeping your cart clean and well-maintained, you can create a streamlined and efficient cleaning process. And don’t forget to take advantage of our May special by placing your order before the end of the month! Contact us today for more info.