With home depot sales and inventory falling, Sears has stepped up efforts to get rid of the clutter in its stores, by implementing a new cleaning plan.
The home depot store has introduced a new “clutter-free” cleaning program, with its employees cleaning the entire store to remove anything that could be a clump of laundry.
“Clutter is just a fact of life, but we need to keep it out of the store,” Sears CEO Richard Pielke Sr. said.
“Clutter creates clutter.”
Clutter removal and disposal has become more of a challenge for the home depot in recent years, according to the company, with a growing number of items in the store that have become clutter traps.
In 2014, Sears said it removed more than 300 items from its stores.
With a home depot’s current inventory of nearly 300,000 items, the company said it’s likely to see the number of trash items decrease by about a third over the next few years.
“The problem with a lot of these things is that they are not really clean.
And if they are cleaned, they end up in a landfill,” Pielk said.”
There are a lot more things that have to go through the laundry room and the checkout room, and that is why they’re so difficult to recycle,” Pilek said of items that are cluttering up the store.”
They have to be recycled or disposed of, but the problem is they end in a pile, which is just not recyclable.”
According to Sears, the cleaning and disposal program was created as a result of customer feedback.
Sears is now looking to add more features to its stores to encourage people to get more out of their lives.
The company says it’s also been working with other retailers to get shoppers to participate in its cleaning and waste reduction programs.