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5 Tips for Cleaning Up Worksgiving So Your Office Custodians Don't Hate You - Worksgiving

5 Tips for Cleaning Up Worksgiving So Your Office Custodians Don't Hate You - Worksgiving
From The Kitchn - November 15, 2017

Worksgiving is a great way to hang out with your colleagues and share some gossip, but like any office gathering, you can seriously piss off your building's custodians if you are not courteous. While some extra mess is inevitable, there are a few steps you can take during cleanup that will make it easier on them.

Here's how.

1. Do not expect them to clean up for you.

Your office custodian is not your momtheir job is to maintain the office, not clean up after you. So whatever you do, do not leave serving pieces in the sink for your custodians to wash up! If you use items that are commonly kept in the office kitchen, like serving pieces or utensils, then wash and dry them and put them away before you leave for the night. If you rearrange furniture to accommodate your Thanksgiving party, put it back in place afterwards.

2. Properly dispose of waste.

Please do not shove all of your food trash into the conference room trash can! Usually, those trash cans are on the small side, meaning there's a potential for spills when they are jammed full of plates. Plus, most conference room trash cans do not have lids, so any odors of half-eaten Thanksgiving grub will be wafting through the office until after-hours, potentially attracting pests in addition to just being a nuisance.

3. Respect the office-kitchen sink.

4. Wipe down all surfaces and clean up spills.

5. Invite everyone!

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