What to Add to Your Office Cleaning Checklist

What to Add to Your Office Cleaning Checklist

Owning and operating an office space brings many maintenance requirements outside the roles of your company. One of the many is making sure the workplace stays clean, neat, and organized so you and your employees can remain productive. Keeping workplaces and people clean and healthy helps to raise morale and productivity. Office cleaning times need to regularly appear on the calendar to see these improvements. An office cleaning checklist that contains all the parts of the office, the necessary cleaning steps for each part, and how frequently they should be cleaned can help you stay on top of all the tasks. A quick and easy checklist looks something like this:

Office Cleaning Checklist


Offices, Cubicles, and Desks

  • Clean computer screens and dust keyboards.
  • Recycle paper and empty trash cans.
  • Vacuum floors around and under desks and tables.
  • Clean windows.
  • Disinfect surfaces that people touch, such as phones, lamps, keyboards, fax machines, copiers, staplers, and more.
  • Dust desks, shelves, and other hard surfaces.


Kitchens and Break Rooms

  • Discard food wrappers, unwanted food, perishables that are expired, and more.
  • Wash utensils and dishware and put clean ones away.
  • Empty trash and recycling.
  • Clean out the refrigerator of old food. Disinfect surfaces in the refrigerator.
  • Clean the coffee pot and discard old coffee grinds.
  • Clean and disinfect surfaces people eat and prepare food on, like the table and counters.
  • Clean appliances like the toaster and microwave.


Office Reception and Waiting Areas

  • Clean off and organize a welcome desk.
  • Dust the desk, hard surfaces, waiting room tables, and more.
  • Empty trash and recycling bins.
  • Organize books or magazines that are left for visitors to read.
  • Clean out coffee machine and filter if there is common coffee in the lobby.
  • Clean and dust windows, company sign, and other elements visiting guests see first.
  • Disinfect surfaces people touch, like lamps, phones, call buttons and bells, TV screens, and more.
  • Try to clean the carpet in the waiting and common areas of your office at least once every 3 to 4 months.


Office Bathrooms

  • Clean and disinfect toilets.
  • Clean and disinfect sinks
  • Sweep the floor of debris, then mop with disinfectant.
  • Clean off hard surfaces, discard paper towels and other trash not in the recycling bin, and then disinfect all hard surfaces.
  • Replace empty toilet paper rolls and paper towel rolls.
  • Clean mirror with glass cleaner.
  • Check and make sure that all hand dryers and paper product dispensers are working.


This is a long list of cleaning requirements that can be hard to stay on top of. The best way to make sure that all these things are done in a timely manner and are repeated when necessary is to hire a professional cleaning service. Here at N&A, we want to handle these chores for you. We take pride in making commercial spaces clean, no matter how messy an industry the company belongs to. Our experts guarantee your office is in a clean and sanitary condition for working. Contact us for a free estimate.