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The Ultimate Office Cleaning Checklist

The Ultimate Office Cleaning Checklist

Wednesday, 03 February 2021 10:37

You want your office to stay clean, neat, and organized to maintain productivity as much as possible and ensure that you provide a healthy and enjoyable work environment for employees and great first impressions for new clients or customers. With the recent pandemic, it’s extremely important to clean, disinfect, and sanitize to prevent the spread of coronavirus. To do this, make sure you schedule regular office cleanings. Your employees can tackle the office cleaning, or you can bring in professionals to manage the maintenance tasks. The best way to ensure your office is clean, plan a cleaning schedule and try following this office cleaning checklist. This office cleaning checklist contains all of the parts of your office you should make sure to clean as well as information about how often you should clean areas. 

 

Office Cleaning Checklist You Need in 2021

We are breaking this down into five categories:

Clean Office Desks and Cubicles

Areas where people sit and work, like desks, cubicles, and shared work tables are dirty, cluttered, and need to be regularly disinfected to prevent the spreading of viruses. Follow these steps to make sure they are kept clean and organized.

  • Many employers will allow personal touches in employee workspace or cubicle areas. However, to keep a workspace looking organized and professional, limit the number of personal items in the space. 
  • Clean computer screens and dust keyboards.
  • Recycle any lingering paper, pick up any trash around the work area, and empty overflowing trash cans. 
  • Vacuum floors around and under desks and tables.
  • Clean the windows in offices. 
  • Disinfect the surfaces that people touch like desks, keyboards, mouses, phones, lamps, fax machines, copiers, staplers, and more. 
  • Dust desks, shelves, and other surfaces.

Clean Office Kitchens and Break Rooms

Kitchen and break rooms or employee lounges are equipped with many items like a microwave, refrigerator, vending machines, water cooler, and coffee markers that become the messiest part of the room. It’s essential that they be kept clean and well maintained because dirty kitchens and break rooms present a safety hazard and poor morale. Wet floors are slip hazards, dirty countertops and handling surfaces can produce growing bacteria, mold, and insects. A regular maintenance schedule requires these areas to be cleaned daily.  

  • Discard food wrappers, unwanted food, and perishable that are expired. 
  • Clean utensils and dishware and put clean ones away.
  • Clean out the refrigerator of the old food. Disinfect surfaces in the refrigerator and organize the remaining food.
  • Deep clean the coffee pots and discard old coffee grinds.
  • Clean and disinfect surfaces people prepare food and eat on tables and countertops. 
  • Clean and disinfect all appliances and vending machines.
  • Check the water cooler and make sure there are water and cups.

Clean Office Reception and Waiting Areas

If you have a front area of your office that welcomes guests, the area should be regularly maintaining a spotlessly clean and organized office. Before your clients proceed to their appointment, they usually spend most of their time in the reception area while waiting. An unkept reception area with stained carpets and stuffy upholster are an unpleasant and negative impression of your company. Having a hygienic lobby can create a positive impression and make your clients keep coming back to your office. To do that, follow these cleaning steps.

  • Clean off and organize the reception desk.
  • Dust the desk, surfaces, and waiting room tables.
  • Empty trash and recycling bins.
  • Replenish water and cups at the water cooler. 
  • Organize books or magazines on the tables.
  • Clean out the coffee machine and filter.
  • Clean and dust windows, company signs, and other items guests first see when entering. 
  • Disinfect surfaces people touch like surfaces, chairs, phones, TV remote, etc. 
  • Clean the carpet in the waiting and common areas of your office every month. 

Clean Office Bathrooms

All bathrooms need to be regularly cleaned and disinfected in the workplace. No business wants their guest and employees to leave with a negative impression based on their restroom appearance. Here is how to keep your bathrooms safe, healthy, and sanitary. 

  • Clean and disinfect toilets and sinks.
  • Sweep the floor and then mop with a disinfectant. 
  • Clean off hard surfaces, discard paper towels and other trash not in the recycling bin. 
  • Disinfect every surface, door handle, towel dispenses, and light switch.
  • Replace empty toilet paper rolls and paper towel rolls.
  • Clean the mirror with a glass cleaner.
  • Check and make sure all the hand dryers are operating properly. 

Clean Outside Your Office

Just like the interior of your office, the exterior of your office also helps with first impressions. To keep the outside of your office clean, follow these steps. 

  • Sweep any debris that is on the sidewalk or near the front door. 
  • Make sure welcome mats are cleaned off.
  • Clean glass doors and windows to make sure they are streak-free.
  • Empty any outdoor trash cans to avoid smell and pests. 
  • Trim back branches and bushes that get in the way of sidewalks.

It’s essential to make sure your office is in good shape, and the space itself feels clean and cared for. If you own, manage, or rent a commercial property, SaniSafe Pro is trained to clean, disinfect and sanitize any type and size of a commercial establishment. Contact us today for more information about our cleaning services and cleaning solutions.