Everyone knows that a career in retail is hard work. Shop assistants work long hours, most public holidays, and aren’t exactly top of the list for bonuses when Christmas time comes around. Managers have it just as hard. On top of ensuring that a shop stays on top of its targets, they have to keep an eye on new products coming in. And that’s without taking into account the high turnover of staff, which is often an entirely different job on its own…

One job that often gets missed-out is keeping the shop clean and safe for the visiting public. It may feel like enough to run the broom over the floor once a day, but in reality, there are lots more things to keep track of – kitchens, back rooms and store-rooms all need to be maintained and kept under control. The problem is making more time for your assistants so that they can do these crucial things. For many businesses, it simply is impossible.

Daisyclean know all about retail cleaning. Over the years we’ve cleaned everywhere from shops and warehouses to surgeries and workshops, and if there’s one thing we understand, it’s that the general public love a clean environment to shop in. Because the fact of the matter is that you really can smell and feel the difference! Good retail cleaning may be invisible to most, but that’s the way it should be. The last thing you want is for people to notice a bad smell and associate that with buying things from your business.

With the new year now here, everyone’s thinking about things they’d like to change or do in a revised and better way. By showing your staff that you take hygiene seriously, you’re more likely to get the best out of them and encourage them to keep the premises looking nicer. And when shop assistants are happy, they do things better. Which is good news, because with the competition between shops now as intense as ever, nobody can afford to keep doing things in a way which has a negative impact!