One of my (many) pet peeves is a filthy studio. It seems to kind of go with the trade. Creatives are typically messy, disorganized people. That’s okay to an extent, but we can all agree it can be a little much, no? When you have to dig your mixing board out from a mound of magazines and you have weeks-old food laying around, it’s time to clean.
Why should I clean my studio? My clients don’t mind.
First of all, they do. I guarantee it. They may not say anything, but no one likes a dingy, dark studio where you’re afraid to sit down or breathe. Plus, what if you have a new potential client coming over? First impressions are important! Make a good one with a clean studio.
I’d rather focus on creative work.
Cool. I interned at a studio once where an artist traded cleaning services for studio time. See if any of your clients want to barter! If not, you’re stuck. I can help you save time and stay organized.
What’s so great about this checklist?
This is the same checklist I use to keep a spotless studio. If it works for me, I figured it might help you!
Click here for your Studio Cleaning Checklist
Your studio might need something else that my list doesn’t include. Just write your own into it. I recommend putting this in a picture frame, then using dry erase marker to check off each task. Your studio will look awesome, you’ll feel amazing, and your clients will be impressed! Happy cleaning!