Office Cleaning Checklist

The importance of maintaining cleanliness has never been taken so seriously or realized in greater depths in our living memories than in the prevailing worldwide crisis.

Maintaining the higher standards of cleanliness in office enhances its aesthetics, sanitizes its working environment, and speaks volumes about its professionalism. 

The cleanliness management in the office involves preparing detailed daily, weekly, and monthly cleaning checklists. 

These checklists are further bifurcated into area-wise cleaning checklists. 

Let’s delve deeper into the office cleaning checklists.

General Cleaning Checklist

The general cleaning comprises cleaning of items and surfaces irrespective of their locations in your office.

It is recommended for daily, weekly, or monthly cleaning, depending on the urgency of cleanliness and the resources available.

Cleaning the glass doors and windows

Use a microfiber cloth for wiping down the dust and dirt present on the glasses on the doors and windows.

For removing any hard stains, you may soak the microfiber cloth with a glass cleaning solution or paste. 

Wipe over the stains to make them disappear completely. Clean the glass surface using a clean, dry microfiber cloth.

Cleaning the receptionist’s desk

Your receptionist disk creates the first impression of your office’s cleanliness. The desk needs to appear sparkling clean all the time. 

Apply dusting to remove the accumulated debris and clutter from top to bottom direction. Vacuum the desk to remove even the finest dust particles. 

Remove the food or drink stains using the proper cleaning solution. Wipe the desk using damp cloth followed by wiping with a dry microfiber cloth. 

Cleaning tables

Remove all the clutter and debris from the table drawers. Now use dusting to remove the dust from the surface. 

If you find any stains, use a proper cleaning solution for removing them.

Wipe the tables using a clean damp cloth followed by cleaning with a dry microfiber cloth. 

Wiping window sills

The window sills accumulate a pile of dust over time. Clean them using a damp cloth and apply vigorous polishing over its surface.

Dusting the pictures and paintings

The office pictures are meant to inspire you to reach excellence. A dusty picture is humiliating and creates an awful impression.

Use dusting in a top to the bottom direction for cleaning the paintings hanging on the walls. 

Wipe glass covering with a clean damp microfiber cloth. Then wipe it with a different dry microfiber cloth.

Cleaning hard floors

The hard floors require rigorous sweeping and mopping for scrubbing the hardened stains. 

Mop the floor using a disinfectant and cleansing solution. 

Pay special attention to cleaning the corners and edges.

Vacuuming carpets and floor mats

Clean the carpets and floor mats using vacuum cleaners

Get rid of excessive dust using a broom or by shaking the floor mats before vacuuming.

Use different accessories for vacuuming difficult to reach areas like underneath furniture and behind the doors.

Remove or replace the trash bags.

Keep an eye on a trash can. If it is filled, empty it or replace it with new ones.

Daily Cleaning Checklist

Offices and Conference Room  

The daily cleaning checklist of offices and conference rooms comprises various steps for ensuring all-inclusive and extensive cleanliness.  

  1. Empty the filled trash bags and replace them with new ones.
  2. Vacuum the carpets and floor mats.
  3. Dust down the flat surfaces, including filing cabinets, furniture, seats, desktops, telephones, tables, work areas, and office equipment.
  4. If you notice any stains on these surfaces, apply vinegar and baking soda solution for removing the stains. 
  5. Dust, sweep and mop the hard floor surfaces. Use the disinfectant cleansing solution that emits pleasant fragrance
  6. Dust and wipe the entry and exit pathways for removing glass fingerprints.
  7. Dust and damp-wipe the water cooler using a clean microfiber cloth


Your restrooms are easily the dirtiest place of your office at the end of the day. 

Use proper disinfecting solutions and cleaning equipment for effortless daily cleaning of restrooms.

  1. Check and refill the stock of hand soap, paper towels, and toilet papers.
  2. Empty the trash cans or bags. Wipe them thoroughly with a disinfectant solution
  3. Disinfect and sanitize the urinals and toilets. Begin by flushing them for removing any blockages.
  4. Use proper bowl cleaner to clean the inside surfaces and scrub it using the bowl brush.
  5. Ensure to clean the toilet seats on both sides.
  6. Finish the cleaning with thorough flushing.
  7. Clean the mirrors and glasses using a clean damp cloth and proper glass cleaner—Polish the mirrors after cleaning to make them appear crystal clear.
  8. Clean the towel cabinet covers using a damp cloth soaked in a disinfectant solution.
  9. Use a disinfectant solution for sanitizing the bathroom surfaces, the entry handles, towel hangers, and other accessories.
  10. Sanitize and polish the basins to leave them sparkling.

Lunch/ Breakroom 

The lunchroom houses many foods and drinks spilled. They are the paradise for microbial growth like bacteria, fungi, and molds.

Cleaning the lunchroom daily is of vital importance for maintaining the hygienic environment in your office.

  1. Empty all the trash receptacles and replace the garbage bags.
  2. Take a clean microfiber cloth; soak it in a dishwashing solution. Then wipe the counters, sinks, dining tables, and office chairs. Follow it up by wiping using a dry cloth.
  3. If you have kitchen appliances in your lunchroom like a microwave oven or coffee maker, ensure to clean them using proper dishwashing solutions. 
  4. Allow kitchen equipment to completely dry before using them again.
  5. Check and stock the kitchen towels, hand soap, dishwashing liquids, cleaning sponges, etc.
  6. Take a clean cloth soaked in a disinfectant solution for mopping the kitchen floors in the end.

Weekly Cleaning checklist

The comprehensive cleaning of your entire office is a time-consuming process and can’t be done on a daily basis. 

Some cleanliness tasks are best suited for weekly cleaning on weekends when your office is not functioning. 

The weekly cleaning checklist comprises the following steps.

  1. Even though you broom, dust or vacuum the hard floor surfaces on a daily basis, it is recommended to polish these hard floorings once a week to maintain their shine.
  2. Cleaning the glasses from interiors is not enough; you need to clean the exterior surfaces of the glasses at least once a week.
  3. Deep clean and sanitize the kitchen equipment like refrigerators, microwave, juicer-mixer, etc.
  4. Apply the disinfecting solution on your desk surfaces, consoles, and telephones.
  5. Vacuum the blinds, curtains, carpets, mats, sofas, and cushions.
  6. Remove the stubborn stains by scrubbing the sinks and tiles in the working area, restrooms, and kitchen area.

Monthly Cleaning checklist

On the basis of the availability of cleanliness staff and other resources, you need to engage in the monthly cleaning activities by following the below steps.

  1. Do thorough vacuuming of the entire office furniture and office ventilation.
  2. Dust, vacuum, and damp clean the window covers on their exterior and interior surfaces.
  3. Vacuum and sanitize difficult to reach places like underneath furniture, ceiling fans, hidden area of sofas, etc.
  4. Dust, damp clean and polish hardwood surfaces and wooden furniture.
  5. Shred all the useless papers and files using a paper shredder. Remove dust from the files and cabinets.
  6. Clear and clean any blockages present in the ventilation.


A sparkling and precision clean office builds up the reputation of the company as an excellence oriented, quality-conscious, and environmentally friendly firm.

By religiously following the daily, weekly, and monthly office checklists, you can add splendor to your office’s beauty.

Moreover, you can maintain the freshness, purity, and sanitization in office spaces all the time. 


Dolly Savla

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