Make sure your name badges stay looking great for a long time with these tips.
Name badges are one of the first things your customers will notice about your staff. These badges let clients know just who is helping them, allowing them to make an instant connection.
There are a few ways that you and your team can keep your name badges looking in pristine condition, so that you can continue to make a fantastic first impression on your clients.
To maintain your name badges and keep them looking great, try to follow these care tips:
- Store them in a safe place
- Remember to take them off
- Keep them out of direct sunlight
- Clean them with a damp cloth if they get dirty
- Protect them from hard impacts
Keep reading to learn more about how you can extend the lifespan of your name badges.
Store them in a safe place
Figuring out where to keep your name badges when they aren’t in use is important. You want to store them (or have employees store them) in the same place every day, and you want to make sure that place is safe. You might consider storing them:
- Next to the time clock
- In a drawer in the front office
- In a manager’s office
Designate an area of your office space to store the name badges for all your employees so that you can rest assured that badges will be taken care of.
If employees take their badges home, encourage them to keep them somewhere they’ll remember them, like in their cars, near their keys, or in their work bags.
Remember to take them off
Ask your employees to get in the habit of taking their name badges off at the end of the day and storing them somewhere safe at the office or at home. This prevents badges from accidentally being left on their clothes and taking an unexpected trip through the washing machine. If they can get in the habit of taking their badges off and leaving them in a safe place, it’ll reduce the chance of the badges being lost or damaged.
Keep it out of direct sunlight
Wherever you decide to store your name badges, make sure to keep them away from direct sunlight coming in through the windows. Too much sunlight can lead to fading and bleaching out of the colors on your name badges or even warping of the badge if they’re left in a car in hot enough weather. Preserve the quality of your badges by keeping them out of direct sunlight and hot temperatures when they’re not in use.
Clean with a damp cloth if they get dirty
Inevitably, name badges will get dirty after some time. The important thing is to clean them as thoroughly as possible to keep them looking squeaky clean and make a great first impression on clients. A name badge can be cleaned with a damp cloth dipped in neutral detergent and water or with a detergent wipe. Make sure to dry it with a paper towel or soft cloth when finished.
Protect them from hard impacts
Take care not to drop your name badges on a hard surface or allow them to be hit by anything that can chip, scratch, or dent them. Do your best to protect badges from hard impacts by putting them on a lanyard or double-checking the clip on the backside of the badge to ensure they won’t come loose during the work day.
The best way to ensure that your name badges will last is to invest in quality items from the very start. LoneStar Badge & Sign can help you find affordable, well-designed solutions that will make great impressions on your employees and customers alike for years to come.
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