If you didn’t know, it’s alright — I didn’t know either. But here we are with a wonderful event to keep our personal and professional spaces clean and tidy.
National Cleaning Week begins each year on the fourth Sunday in March. It is a week-long lineup of activities targeted at encouraging everyone to clean their homes, closets, cars, storage lockers, and offices. Also, this week emphasizes the value and importance of employees, employers, and other stakeholders in the cleaning industry.
National Cleaning Week celebrates the importance, value, and positive impact that cleaning has on public health, the environment, and the economy. This week also offers the perfect opportunity to raise public awareness for the value of clean spaces, appreciate front-line cleaning professionals, promote cleaning organizations, and advocate for the cleaning industry.
The International Sanitary Supply Association (ISSA), the worldwide cleaning industry association, uses National Cleaning Week to promote the importance of cleanliness, provide education and training, and raise the profile of the cleaning industry. ISSA also sees the week as a channel to publicize numerous means to engage and explore educational opportunities, support charitable causes for the benefit of the cleaning industry, and more.
In view of the pandemic, maintaining a clean environment helps to lower the spread of viruses, bacteria, and other pathogens that cause diseases and trigger allergic reactions. It also prevents the growth of mold in our living and working spaces. Finally, a clean space is closely associated with improved moods, decreased stress levels, and enhanced productivity.
I hope you’ve been inspired to put on your rubber gloves and make your personal and workspaces bright and shiny!
Nancy Seiverd, President, CMI Credit Mediators, Inc.