We know first impressions matter — that's why the most stunning lighting fixtures and furniture go near the entrance of showrooms. But even the nicest fixture can look old and aged with a layer of dust on it.
Daily cleaning may seem like an arduous chore, but with these products, you'll clean smarter, not harder. Check out these seven essential cleaning products every showroom must have.
Swiffer 360 Dusters Extended Cleaner
Your light fixtures and fans may look great now, but after a week's worth of dust has settled, your fixtures may start looking a bit dull. Rather than dragging out the step stool and moving it around the showroom, use the 360 Dusters Extended Cleaner from Swiffer. This handy duster can be extended up to three feet to reach fixtures all over your showroom, and the feather duster locks in dirt. Its 360 design lets you easily rotate it to grab dust in those hard-to-reach spaces.
When the feather dusters become too dirty, just toss them and order a refill. Your fixtures will stay sparkling clean.
Dyson V6 Absolute Cord-Free Stick Vacuum
Expensive? Yes. Powerful? Yes. Easy to handle? You better believe it. The Dyson V6 Absolute Cord-Free Stick Vacuum makes vacuuming a breeze with its cordless design. Capable of running for 20 minutes after three and half hours of charging, this lightweight vacuum navigates a showroom floor easily. Its powerful suction picks up outside dirt and debris, and it can be traced up and down upholstered surfaces to ensure they stay clean as well.
Easy to carry and use, the Dyson V6 makes end-of-day vacuuming a snap.
Microfiber Hedgehog Mitten
You already run your hands up and down light fixtures and furniture all day, so why not make dusting that simple? With these cute Microfiber hedgehog mittens, your hand fits inside, making to easy to trace dusty surfaces and pick up all kinds of dust and debris. This pack of five towels allows for multiple dusters at once, so your employees can divide and conquer at the end of the day.
When the mittens get dirty, just pop them in the washer. You'll save on paper towel and dusting products.
Windex Original Cleaner
The product testers at YourBestDigs.com put a number of window cleaners to the test, and Windex came out on top. In their tests, Windex left no streaks on windows and mirrors, and it was even effective in cleaning of caked chili from a microwave (provided you scrub a little harder). While the cleaner does use ammonia (which can be poisonous if inhaled in high doses and for a long period of time), users shouldn't be concerned as long as the space is ventilated.
When using, choose a microfiber towel instead of paper towel, and avoid using Windex on computer and TV screens. Microfiber leaves fewer streaks than paper towel. The plastic that covers new TV screens and computer monitors is thin, which makes it easy for Windex to get under that plastic and ruin the monitor. Instead, wipe these surfaces with a microfiber towel.
Murphy Oil Multi-Use Wood Cleaner Spray with Orange Oil
When a wooden credenza shines, it easily catches the eyes of customers. That's why you need a bottle of Murphy Oil Multi-Use Wood Cleaner Spray on hand to remove dirt, dust, grease, grime and other buildups on your wooden surfaces. The orange oil smells nice without overpowering your showroom.
Remember: wood furniture doesn't need to be sprayed with Murphy Oil every day. A simple wipe with a microfiber towel will remove most dust and debris, so use the oil once a week to give your wood furniture an extra shine.
Seventh Generation Disinfecting Multi-Surface Wipes
When cold and flu season hits, it may seem like everyone who comes into your showroom is rubbing their noses and coughing. To keep your showroom as germ free as possible, you need a reliable wipe that gets rid of germs and leaves your showroom smelling fresh, not overly lemon or orange.
Enter Seventh Generation. The Seventh Generation Disinfecting Multi-Surface Wipes kill 99.9 percent of bacteria that cause infections such as the flu and the common cold. Run them over doorhandles, countertops and wall plates to kill germs and lessen your employees' chances of getting sick.
Mrs. Meyer's Clean Day Multi-Surface Cleaner
More than likely, your showroom bathroom has a toilet and sink. Whether it's for customers and employees or just employees, your bathroom needs to be cleaned every day, but you don't need a cleaner that targets soap scum and other hard-to-get-rid-of buildups. If you're diligent, a simple disinfectant spray should do the trip.
Check out Mrs. Meyer's Clean Day Multi-Surface Cleaner in Basil. This multi-purpose cleaner is safe for the environment, and it cleans nonporous surfaces in a snap. Wipe down your bathroom surfaces to keep them clean and smelling great.
With these supplies in your showroom, you'll always have a showroom to be proud of.What are your best showroom cleaning tips? Share some with us in the comments!
Photo: Mike Mozart