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Interested in Saving Money? – Useful Wasteful Tips

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Someone emailed me about waste of time and money in the office that can easily be avoided.

This lady cleans offices and ask me not to use her name, so I will not. She had some interesting tips that I didn’t know about.

Not just for her office, but tips that can be used in offices everywhere. See if the following makes sense for your office.

On ‘refrigerator clean-out’ day, pull out an extra can with a liner, of course.

Two cans are better than one on “refrigerator clean-out” day. This will keep the floor cleaner and the breakroom aroma sweeter.

Keep only one garbage can in the office kitchen or breakroom. 

It seems people prefer to use an empty garbage pail. 

For some reason, two garbage cans, right next to each other, will be each barely used, but both have to be emptied on clean up day.

Think about it. If you only throw out something sticky in a garbage can, the liner has to be replaced. 

Most cleaning staff are allowed to remove paper and reuse the liner but stickiness is a problem. For example:

  • 1 piece of unwrapped, chewed gym = new liner
  • 1 used tea bag = new liner
  • 1 fruit pit = new liner
  • 1 peel-off yogurt top = new liner
  • 1 k-cup = new liner
  • 1 used coffee cup = new liner

Get the idea?

If children are visiting, supervise them in the restrooms.

Kids will often have fun with paper products when they are not watched. Water and tissue paper are a bad combination in the wrong little hands.

Owning a recycling  business myself, I was surprised that I didn’t know this.  You?


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