In our last blog post, we touched on a few of the ways that you can ensure your break room is everything that your employees need. From activities and quiet spaces to communication and food, there are plenty of opportunities to ensure this is a reality in your business.

Food is one of those factors that genuinely does make all the difference. Even if your employees are only using this break room for a place to enjoy their lunch, being able to provide them with some snacks and supplies is something you should consider.

While the intentions of providing your employees with an incredible break room are good, the last thing that you want is a cost that isn’t necessary. If you aren’t smart while making choices regarding your break room, you could find yourself spending significant amounts of money. Aside from that, you may even start to see some waste coming from the breakroom.

If the last thing that you want is for your break room to be a financial burden on your business, keep reading. We are going to talk about a few of the ways that you can ensure you are making conscious decisions as you work on your break room.

Reusable Supplies

Some of the primary supplies that you should have stocked up in your break room are plates, cups, silverware and the like. While it makes sense that you’d like to make it as easy for your employees as possible, turning to paper plates and plastic cups and cutlery could cost you a significant amount.

Depending on the size of your company and the flow of people using these supplies each day, you may want to look into supplies that can be washed and reused. If, however, you have a large company and it would be expensive to provide enough supplies for your employees to have everything they need, turn to recyclable supplies.

If you are going to be providing your staff with items that they can recycle, make sure that there are recycling and compost bins that are easy to access. This will help you make a conscious decision to go green as a business owner while still providing your employees with the supplies they need.

Reduce Waste

One of the ways that businesses lose money by providing snacks and supplies in their break room is by overstocking. Of course, you want to be able to provide enough snacks and supplies to make sure that no employee is forgotten. While that is the case, you don’t want to overstock or over order anything.

Not only is this a huge waste of money, but it’s going to lead to a massive waste in supplies and in food. Rather than overstocking, make sure that you are being smart each time that you place an order for more supplies.

The team at Perkaroma have made it easy for you to schedule routine deliveries for both snacks and supplies. This will not only help you reduce the amount of waste, but it will save you money and time. There’s really no downfall to taking advantage of these services.

Invest in the Right Equipment

If you’re going to create a quality break room for your employees, you might as well do it right. A major area that gets overlooked in regards to break rooms is equipment. While you may want to try and tackle the materials on your own, turn to DIY options, or simply take your chances of using equipment that is not designed to provide for the masses — you’ll regret it.

The equipment that is in your break room should not be where you choose to skimp on money. Not only will investing in the right equipment ensure that your employees enjoy themselves while they are in the break room and that they have everything they need, but it will also help you save time, money, and make your life a little bit easier all around.

Trust the Professionals

We touched on this briefly, but there are teams that can deliver snacks and restock supplies for you. If you’re not entirely sure what is going to work for you or your company, reach out to a team of professionals. Not only will they be able to provide you with a better gauge of the services that you can benefit them, but they can also take this work off your plate and manage it for you.

Let Perkaroma Help

The team at Perkaroma has been fortunate enough to help businesses in the New York and New Jersey areas with the supplies and services that they need to create their ideal culture. From stocking up break room supplies to delivering fresh fruit and gourmet coffee, our team can provide you with the services that you need to show your employees you appreciate them without wasting money or losing time.

Learn more about the different services that we offer and reach out to our team if you’re interested in learning more or scheduling your services. We are always happy to help!