In New York, February means a popular semi-annual series of events is on its way – New York Fashion Week (NYFW)! Whether or not you have a business related to fashion, NYFW can have a big impact on your business. It is generally about seven to nine days and attracts international attention. And with approximately 116,000 people attending each fashion week, it means an estimated $20 million being pumped into the local economy!
More people could mean a lot more foot traffic for your business. But is your store ready for the crowds? Before even setting foot in your brick-and-mortar store, customers are forming opinions about your business. And you want to make a good first impression in order to attract the right kind of attention. If you want to draw in more customers to your store, you’ll need to maintain your storefront by keeping your windows and awnings clean.
Something as simple as regularly cleaning your windows can make a huge difference. Potential customers are more likely to gravitate towards stores that are clean because they make your business more approachable and presentable.
In addition, clean windows also allow passersby the ability to clearly see what you have on display! Take advantage of all the new traffic outside your windows to show off what you have to offer inside your store. Consider hiring professional cleaners if you have large windows or if you have a store located near a traffic-heavy street where vehicle exhaust can cake on a lot of dirt and grime.
It is important to clean and maintain your awning on a regular basis. Just like with windows, you want your storefront to be presentable and inviting to people who are walking outside.
How often do you have your awning cleaned? It is recommended to clean commercial awnings every four to eight weeks, depending on where your business is located. Things like cobwebs, leaves as well as dirt and grime can build up on your store’s awning. And it can ruin the overall look of your business from the outside.
Awnings can be made of different materials such as fabric, aluminum and vinyl canvas. And depending on what type of material your awning is made of and what kind of care is required, there may be a different cleaning process! Take a look at your awning to determine how to best clean it.
Keeping your storefront’s windows and awning clean can make a world of a difference, especially during NYFW! Putting in the effort to clean up and maintain your storefront can mean a lot more foot traffic for your business. Get ready for a busy February and consider contacting Nationwide Maintenance for professional cleaning and other commercial services for your business today!
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