Four Types of Store Upkeep for Businesses

Strategies Every Business Needs To Know About

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Has your business been keeping up appearances inside and outside its physical store location lately? If you’ve been lax on keeping your store clean and aesthetically pleasing, you could potentially be missing out on customers without even realizing it. Having a spotless and well-maintained store sets the tone for a shopping experience, underscores your company’s brand and can help boost the bottom line. However, cleaning and maintenance can sometimes seem needlessly difficult. Thankfully, you don’t need to go overboard or spend too much time updating and cleaning your store. Simply adopting a these four types of store upkeep could help make a difference – both to your business’s appearance and to its overall revenue.

1. Ensure the Physical Building Is in Good Condition

If your physical store location is falling apart, any other work you do on the property could be in vain. Having an up-to-code building is essential not only for your customers’ shopping experience but for your company’s image as well. In some cases, you may need to briefly shut down your store to do some maintenance work before reopening to the general public. As a quick checklist that you can run through every month, make sure you:

  • Check the exterior to make sure everything is sealed properly
  • Inspect the roof and consider getting Commercial Roof Restoration if necessary
  • Check that the HVAC is working well
  • Ensure your building is up to local code

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2. Work on Curb Appeal by Carefully Landscaping Around the Shop

One factor that can quickly lead to increased foot traffic to your store is the shop’s curb appeal. It may be well worth the effort to spend some time landscaping the outside of the store. For example, if you have a green space in front of or next to your shop, you may want to hire a professional to come in and revamp the area for a more attractive look. Some easy landscaping and exterior work ideas to try out include:

  • Trimmed hedges and bushes
  • Mowed lawns
  • Planted flowers and more
  • Paved sidewalks
  • Clean exteriors
  • Bright, clearly visible signs

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3. Keep the Interior of the Store as Spotless as Possible

Cleanliness can make all the difference in a customer’s lasting impression of a store and of the company’s brand more generally, so having a spotless shop is imperative. Thankfully, you don’t need to hire a full cleaning crew to make this happen. You can simply designate a staff member to do a quick clean-up at the end of each day and a deeper clean once a week or so. If you’re creating a cleaning checklist for your employees, make sure to remind them to:

  • Vacuum carpets
  • Mop the floors
  • Dust all surfaces
  • Wash uniforms and any other in-house materials

4. Work To Make the Space More Aesthetically Pleasing

Finally, a few small renovations and decorative changes could put the final touches on your revamped shop. In fact, just a few aesthetic tweaks could be the way to attract new customers to your business. For a straightforward approach, you could:

  • Install brighter and more appealing lighting
  • Paint the walls, replace old flooring and update old furniture
  • Rearrange merchandise so the store has a less crowded feel
  • Implement a branded color scheme to give the store more personality
  • Add unique or seasonal décor as desired

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Having a squeaky clean and beautifully updated store can help draw in foot traffic, boost your company’s reputation, strengthen your brand and eventually lead to an increase in overall revenue. However, keeping a store clean and attractive may sometimes seem needlessly complex. If your business has been looking for easy ways to make your store cleaner and more appealing to customers, these four types of store upkeep could be worth a go.

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