Northern Michigan winters can be tough. If you’ve been around for a while, you know just how important it is to have the right supplies to get you and your coworkers through this long, snowy season.
Don’t wait until it’s too late! Make sure you stock up on these winter office essentials for a happy, healthy and smooth season.
Northern Michigan is notorious for dry, winter air, which can cause or further aggravate symptoms such as:
dry, itchy skin
irritated throat, nose and eyes
Running humidifiers throughout the office can not only help to alleviate cold and flu symptoms, but it can also improve the overall air quality for everyone in the office and make our long, cold winters a little more comfortable.
Lysol wipes and sprays are must-have products to ensure a happy, healthy office all winter long. Killing 99.9% of microorganisms such as Influenza A, MRSA, Norovirus, Rhinovirus, and Hepatitis A and B, these products clean, disinfect and deodorize surfaces effectively. Keep these on-hand in every room of your office to avoid getting your coworker’s cold.
Do you prefer more naturally-derived cleaning products? Seventh Generation and Method products offer great non-toxic and fresh-smelling alternatives to your favorite, everyday cleaners.
These products incorporate ingredients such as coconut oil and corn to clean and disinfect just like the mainstream cleaners. You can get everything you need, from hand soaps and disinfecting sprays to laundry and dishwashing detergents.
On the same level as cleaning supplies, hand sanitizer is the perfect germ-fighting weapon you can keep in your back pocket at all times (or on your desk). These waterless cleaners help to kill common, illness-causing germs while you’re on the go.
You can set up dispensers or bottles throughout the office as well as offer each employee their own, personal mini bottles. Trust me; this little investment goes a long way!
The amount of snow, salt and dirt that is dragged into the office amplifies as we get deeper into winter. Salt, in particular, causes the carpet to dry slower, making it easier to collect dirt. It also leaves behind unsightly white stains that can be difficult to get out.
The best way to product your indoor flooring is to set up scraper mats by your external doors. The rough, rigid design of these mats help scrape off excess dirt, debris and snow and keep the rest of your flooring nice and neat.
Pass the Kleenex, please!
We all know that when the temperatures drop, the cold and flu starts to circulate. Facial tissues are crucial for keeping those germs and viruses from spreading throughout the office.
The newest anti-viral tissues not only get the job done, but they also help kill 99.9% of cold and flu viruses. Active ingredients contained in the middle layer of these tissues capture, break down and kill germs before they can spread.
What are your other go-to products to get you through this cold, snowy season?