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How to get more in-store conversions by making your spaces 10x cleaner.

How to get more in-store conversions by making your spaces 10x cleaner.

Cleanliness matters. Not just for hygiene, but for those critical first impressions that can make or break a customer's loyalty. In the world of retail, where every interaction matters, creating a perfect first impression is not just a goal; it's a necessity. Imagine this: A customer steps into your store, ready to explore. Their initial encounter is with a cluttered space or a nasty washroom. While your products may be exceptional, that neglected washroom might cost you a potential repeat customer. 

Subconsciously, these details register with the customer, influencing their decision-making process. When faced with another shopping option, who’s to say they won’t choose the cleaner, more inviting store?

We are The Rag Factory. We understand the challenges you might face with your retail store’s hygiene, and we're here to guide you through it with a checklist to elevate the overall cleanliness of your retail space.

1. Displays & Entryways

Your customer's journey begins with their first impression of your store. If your business involves displaying products, this is your starting point. Declutter these spaces to make your products accentuate. Ensure that your entryways are not just clean but sparkling. Windows and mirrors should shine, creating an ambience that exceeds expectations. You can use a window squeegee to make your windows and mirrors spotless. Also, what feels more fresh than entering a space that smells great? Give your customers that fresh experience with Febreze Air Effects.

To make the entryways and floors spotless, all you need is a pail and mop. We recommend a Synthetic Yacht Mop (white) or a Flip Mop Microfibre mop for that extra shimmer. 

To dust displays, a good lambswool duster should suffice.
Check out the recommended Synthetic Yacht Mop here.

Get your hands on the perfect lambswool duster here.

Pro tip: Use a Thumb Slide Safety Scraper to take stickers, glue, dried food, gunk, and more off the windows and glasses. 

2. Trash Cans:

For stores with trash cans, regular maintenance is key. Emptying them regularly is a great way to not just keep your washroom looking fresh, but actually being fresh. Make your life easier with garbage bags from our Janitorial section.

Save your back and grab the EZ Trash Grabber, with rubber grips to pick up objects as wide as 4″ and as heavy as 2 pounds.

Explore the EZ Trash Grabber here.

3. Carpets & Curtains:

Daily vacuuming of carpets is non-negotiable. Carpets act as magnets for dust, dirt, and allergens, making daily upkeep crucial for maintaining pristine conditions. For a deeper clean, opt for a liquid carpet extraction cleaner on a weekly basis.

We recommend the TipTop LiquidExtraction Cleaner for the effective removal of dust, stains, and odors.

Discover the TipTop LiquidExtraction Cleaner here.

If your store is something that deals with food spillage regularly, it is essential to get rid of the stains and smells. Try our Food Contact Surface Cleaner to clean all your food stains and odors in a zap!

4. Sanitize Surfaces:

In the post-COVID era, cleanliness is critical! Regularly sanitizing surfaces is not just about maintaining hygiene; it's about building trust with your customers. Pay special attention to high-touch areas like counters, door handles, and payment terminals. Clean the spaces regularly that are being touched or used the most, to offer the max hygiene and safe shopping experience. Always make sure to use gloves when you are cleaning your space. 

Opt for a Multi-surface disinfectant & degreaser for deep cleaning. Using a microfiber will enhance your overall cleaning and make your spaces shine spotless. 

Get your Multi-surface disinfectant & degreaser here.
Shop for the best microfiber collection in the town here. 

5. Maintain your restrooms:

Restrooms are the place that goes most unnoticed but requires a lot of attention and hygiene. Just cleaning your restroom once a day, in the morning, wouldn’t suffice when you’re planning to give your customers a top-notch shopping experience in all aspects. Customers would expect that the restroom is well-cleaned and disinfected, and the room is well stocked with toilet paper and paper towels. 

Give a completely clean experience to the customers who are visiting your retail store.

Shop for a complete range of premium toiletries here! 


Use this grip tile & grout brush to clean those unreachable areas. 

By implementing these recommendations, your retail space will not only meet but exceed cleanliness expectations, ensuring a positive and lasting impression on your customers. 

Found this useful? At The Rag Factory, we understand the importance of using the right cleaning products to get the job done effectively.

Our products are designed to make your spaces look & feel FRESH! Explore our cleaning range to make your retail store always give out a spotless experience to your customers.