Convince Them to Keep it Clean

Convince Them to Keep it Clean

Have you ever entered an incredibly clean building, and an old receipt or something happens to fall out of your pocket, and you immediately pick it up, and maybe even feel slightly embarrassed? Now imagine if you were in a dirty building with piles of litter in every corner, people are much more unlikely to pick up garbage they drop. They have no reason to try to keep it clean, because well, there is garbage everywhere already. 


The garbage can is uh…everywhere? Ok then.


It is a well-known psychological phenomenon – the cleaner a place is, the cleaner people will try to keep it. The dirtier the place is, the less people care about keeping it clean. Having a service that keeps your facility clean as possible will keep the public who enter your building wanting to keep it that way.  

You can also use this method in your own house. Keep your house as clean and as organized as you can, and the people who come into your home will automatically try to keep it clean.



  1. 9:21 pm-March 21, 2013
    Tomas Bright

    Such an awesome way of looking at it. I love keeping things clean, but you’re right, if I drop a hand towel in a dirty bathroom I never pick it up. If it’s pristine and clean, I feel obliged to keep it clean.

    • 9:21 pm-March 21, 2013

      This could not pobilssy have been more helpful!

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