Office Cleaning Checklist

Rujuta Borkar Feb 9, 2019
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Love to be greeted by a clean and sparkling office first thing in the morning? Let's see the office cleaning checklist that you will need.
Is your dirty office tapping into your mojo and leaving you feeling restless? Then it's time you suggest a cleaning spree to your boss.
A clean office helps to de-clutter your mind and helps employees work more efficiently. It has been proven that a clean office will increase the productivity and efficiency of employees, because they are able to concentrate better.
A clean office makes a lasting impression on clients who visit the office. It automatically relates that a clean office means good work and an untidy office means sloppy work. And why would anyone want to portray that image to the world? So it's agreed that you'll be cleaning that office today?
But cleaning the office in the most effective manner requires an office cleaning checklist. This checklist will help one to understand all aspects of office cleaning so that a thorough job can be done and nothing is left out.

Hiring Help

It is not necessary that you sit and clean the office yourself. You can hire a cleaning service for yourself or a janitor who can do the job for you. Research the different cleaning service companies before hiring them to ensure the best job done.

Entry Desk, Lobby, and Reception

These are the first areas that anyone walking into the office will see. And that's why it is necessary to keep them clean. A clean lobby, reception, and desk will evoke a pleasant feeling for anyone who walks in. Here is a cleaning checklist that one can refer to when cleaning these areas:
  • Clean the main glass door of the office with a good cleaning product. Make sure there are no stray spots left about.
  • Dust all the furniture.
  • Clear the reception desk of any clutter and dust it.
  • If a glass counter is fitted over the reception desk, wipe it clean of any fingerprint marks.
  • Wipe the phones and computers at the desk.
  • Dust and wipe any other artwork present―like statues or frames.
  • Dust all the curtains and couches.
  • Arrange all the magazines in a neat pile.
  • Dust and polish all the glass frames of tables in the area.
  • Vacuum the reception area and lobby floors.
  • Clear out the garbage bins.
  • Clean and water the potted plants in the lobby (if any).
  • Spray an air freshener for an effect.

Cubicles, Offices, and Conference Rooms

Maintaining a clean office area and cubicles is important for the employees. Here's a checklist.
  • Dust and wipe all the desks.
  • Wipe all the cabinets and shelves.
  • Vacuum the floors and carpets.
  • Dust the phones and computers on the desk.
  • Wipe all the window sills.
  • Clean and wipe all the light fixtures.
  • Clean the glass doors of the cabins.
  • Empty the garbage cans.

Office Kitchen

Maintaining a clean and hygienic kitchen in the office is imperative not only for a good impression, but more importantly for the health of the employees. This checklist will help you with the cleaning.
  • Clean the sink, counters, and floors by wiping and sanitizing them.
  • Wipe the refrigerator and burner/stove.
  • Clean the microwave thoroughly from the inside and out.
  • Wipe the walls (especially behind the stove) for any oil marks or food spills.
  • Wipe the windows.
  • Vacuum the furniture―chairs, benches, and tables.
  • Empty the trash cans and sanitize them.
  • Clean the shelves and cabinets.


A clean and sanitized bathroom is essential in any organization. Here is a checklist that will come in handy during the cleaning process.
  • Clean the toilets and sanitize them.
  • Wipe and wash the sink and fixtures.
  • Polish all the mirrors.
  • Clean the counters and keep them dry.
  • Clean all the doors and tiles.
  • Wipe the towel and soap dispensers.
  • Sweep and mop the floors.
  • Empty the rubbish and sanitize the trash cans.


Other than the areas mentioned, here is a general checklist if you've forgotten to clean a particular area:
  • Clean all windows.
  • Dust the plants and change the water in vases.
  • Remove cobwebs from all nooks and crannies.
  • Use a room freshener for a complete clean feeling.
  • Dust light fixtures, blinds, and sills.
  • Dust all the frames.
Now that you have a special office cleaning checklist for all the different areas of an office, what are you waiting for? Go clean that office today.