What Local Small Businesses Can Do to Keep Their Property Looking Pristine

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If you have a storefront or at least some type of business that requires customers and clients to come to you, then it’s probably loud and clear that your property (whether you rent or own) needs to look good. After all, first impressions count, and nowadays, it’s not only the first impression of a website but the first impression of the physical business, too. It’s not just about the first impression, but it’s also about creating that welcoming and inviting atmosphere that encourages repeat visits and customer loyalty. Plus, it helps with the general location of your business. 

So, how can you ensure that your property stays looking pristine? Is it easy to do year-round? Well, here’s what you need to know!

It’s All About Creating a Regular Maintenance Routine

So you really need to keep in mind that it’s similar to your house; you most likely clean up your house regularly, right? Do you have a routine? Well, it’s going to be like that. Just like with your house, if you skip your routine, things progressively get worse and worse, and it’s no different with your property where your business is located. So that’s why there needs to be a routine. 

It might not even need to be daily or weekly like a house; sometimes, all you might really need is once a month or even once every two months. It may be things like using a weedeater to remove some pesky weeds, using a gum removal machine on your sidewalk and parking lot, picking up trash (usually after windy days or storms), cleaning the windows, pressure washing the building, and the list could keep continuing. But all of these help, and just making a consistent schedule can really help, too. 

Landscaping is Important

So you may or may not have this option; if your business is on a crowded street and attached to other businesses (such as having a back garden and only on a sidewalk in front), then you might not even need to think of landscaping. But if you have a plot of land, then this might be something you’ll want to think about. 

A well-manicured landscape can significantly enhance the aesthetic appeal of your property and create a positive impression on customers. It’s similar to a house where the lawn helps create that positive impression with neighbors; well, it’s the same for customers and businesses, too. Again, this doesn’t need to be hard; it’s just keeping the grass trimmed, ensuring everything is green, and even adding some flowers. Even if you lack the space, you could always look into planter boxes for the window and some large pots of plants; a lot of businesses will go this route. 

The Building Itself Counts

If your building has cracks, chipped paint, discoloration, or basically anything that’s unflattering, you need to see this as an issue. You can’t expect to make customers and clients feel comfortable if your building looks run down. If you rent it or have a landlord, try to nudge them to help. Of course, this might not always be within your control. Again, this is just something to think about because it can really help make the exterior (and even the interior) feel more welcoming and inviting. 

Sarah x

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