Daily, Weekly and Monthly Office Cleaning Lists

Cleaning

Customizing daily, weekly and monthly office cleaning lists can prioritize cleaning tasks by office location. No two offices are identical. Larger office populations may demand an increased frequency in some cleaning tasks versus offices with fewer personnel. When hiring a cleaning service, an office manager can use cleaning lists to organize cleaning tasks and as a guide for shoping the best prices and service options.

Designing Daily, Weekly and Monthly Office Cleaning Lists

The daily, weekly and monthly office cleaning lists described here are based on the needs of a mid-sized office. Some daily tasks may have to be performed twice or more daily for larger office sizes while other daily tasks may be relegated to weekly tasks in smaller offices. Each task list offers a set of guidelines for developing cleaning lists for your office size.

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Daily Cleaning Lists

Daily cleaning lists are comprised of the absolute minimum tasks that must be completed in order to keep an office clean and sanitary for office workers. Daily cleaning lists will address communal areas of an office, including the reception or lobby area, workspaces (offices or cubicles), washrooms and the break room or kitchen area.

Top daily cleaning lists for an office reception, lobby and workspace areas should include:

  • Vacuuming daily debris from all floor areas (including tile)
  • Disinfectant mopping of all hard floor and tiled areas
  • Empty waste bins, wash as needed and add new liners
  • Standard glass cleaner to wipe down all glass areas
  • Damp-wipe hard surfaces with mild disinfectant
  • Polish brass and bright work
  • Clean walls and painted surfaces as needed
  • Wipe down door handles, light switches and baseboards

Top daily cleaning lists for the break and wash rooms (including kitchen break rooms) should include:

  • Empty waste bins, wash as needed and add new liners
  • Disinfectant mopping and wipe down of all hard surfaces
  • Sanitize and clean all basins, toilets, doors and fixtures in washroom
  • Refill soap dispensers
  • In the event of dishwasher, load all dishes present in dishwasher and run
  • Wipe down all reflective surfaces including mirrors, brass and glass
  • Use spray disinfectant on the sides of all surfaces including toilets, doors, sinks and appliances

Weekly Cleaning Lists

Weekly cleaning lists include bigger ticket and deep cleaning items that create a healthier work environment for employees and guests of the office.

  • Polish and buff all hardwood surfaces including floors and conference tables
  • Squeegee glass windows inside and out (as practical)
  • Empty refrigerator of all employee brought food, clean and disinfect
  • Empty and disinfect all trash receptacles, add new liners

Monthly Cleaning Lists

Monthly cleaning lists are shorter than daily and monthly and should be limited to only those items that can be neglected without endangering the health or safety of the office population.

  • Vacuum all fabric chairs (clean as needed)
  • Vacuum all vents
  • Dust all high surfaces, working top to bottom
  • Vacuum and deep clean surface areas

Maintaining a Healthy Workplace

Using daily, weekly and monthly office cleaning lists can help you maintain a happier and healthier workplace. Clients and employees benefit from a clean environment. Disinfecting surfaces reduces the spread of cold and flu viruses, helping to reduce downtime for company employees. Different types of office spaces will require subtle changes to priorities in order to create and maintain a professional and healthy environment.

Daily, Weekly and Monthly Office Cleaning Lists