Post-Holiday and New Year Preparation Office Cleaning Tips

Winter holiday parties and potlucks can leave your office a mess. After the holidays are officially over, and the dust has begun to settle (literally), you’ll finally have some time to breathe and assess what cleaning needs to be done. To start the new year off right, get your workplace back to clean. Here are a few post-holiday and new year preparation office cleaning tips to help you get started:  

Take down holiday decorations   

Once the holiday season winds down, start by clearing away holiday decorations. Packing things up before the new year gives you the opportunity to start the year off fresh, uncluttered, and focused on what’s ahead. Try and look for responsible, eco-friendly ways to dispose of the Christmas tree, wreaths, and garlands, and pack up ornaments lights, and holiday decor safely for next year.  Once everything is packed up, do a once-over to take care of any dust, dirt, or debris that may have come down during cleanup. 

Clean the kitchen/lunchroom

With all the holiday parties and food that gets brought into the workplace, you’ll definitely want to give the kitchen/lunchroom a thorough cleaning. Don’t forget to:

  • Clean and disinfect all surfaces
  • Clean inside and exterior of refrigerator and freezer 
  • Get rid of any leftover food 
  • Clean interior and exterior of microwave 
  • Clean the sink and under-sink area
  • Wipe down Interior and exterior of cabinets and drawers
  • Vacuum/sweep/mop the floor

Take this opportunity to make the office kitchen/lunchroom spic and span and ready for the new year. You can use a disinfectant cleaner or a basic mix of vinegar and water along with a microfiber cloth to wipe down appliances and surfaces. There are also several natural cleaners on the market that can provide the level of cleanliness and odor protection that your workplace kitchen/lunchroom needs.   

Clean the bathrooms

Be sure to use the appropriate cleaners to remove unseemly dirt and grime, and eliminate potential germs when cleaning  office bathrooms. A thorough cleaning should include:

  • Apply cleaner/disinfectant to all high-touch point areas including toilets, urinals, sinks, dispensers, door handles
  • Remove any debris from in and around the toilet and urinals. Remove all visible soils with a multi-purpose cleaner or cleaner/disinfectant
  • Spot clean bathroom walls and stalls to remove visible soils. Use disposable microfiber cloths to apply the cleaning/disinfecting solution
  • sweep and mop the floors
  • Restock supplies such as soap, hand towels, and toilet paper
  • Empty all trash receptacles

Clean and purge workstations

The end of the year is a great time to clean and purge office workstations to get ready for the new year. Start by clearing every item and sheet of paper off your desk. Next, wipe down the desk area with a damp cloth to catch all the dust and debris. Now is the time to sort through the clutter and figure out where to put everything. You should have a secure place for important documents such as a drawer or filing cabinet. Try organizing papers into folders or trays. Think minimal. The less you have on your desk, the easier it will be to keep it clean and organized.

Vacuum/clean upholstered furniture and carpet

After your holiday party, be sure to check the carpet and upholstered furniture for any spills, stains, and residue. Cleaning the upholstered furniture in your office is something that should be done a couple of times a year at a minimum, so the post-holiday season is a great time to get it done. Be sure to give the upholstery a good vacuuming first to help remove errant dirt, hair, dust, crumbs, etc. 

The office carpet has no doubt taken a beating over the winter – long days with people walking all over it, muddy shoes, parties, spilled food and drink, etc. Winter also requires more regular vacuuming than usual. Salt, dirt, and debris tend to collect in higher volumes and can leave your carpet looking unsightly. Placing mats and rugs in high traffic areas will help protect your office carpet from the elements, spills, and stains.  

Clean the floors  

Water, mud, and debris are more likely to get tracked into the workplace during the winter months and can lead to stains, discoloration, and extra wear and tear on certain floor types. This can seriously affect the appearance of your office space and the safety of staff and visitors. When it comes to proper floor care after the holidays and throughout the winter, a full-service approach that’s customized to suit your specific flooring needs is best. It’s worth considering this service as part of a regular cleaning regime performed by a professional cleaning company.   

The takeaway:

After the holidays and before the new year, consider hiring a reputable commercial cleaning and janitorial service to get every nook and cranny of your office clean, disinfected, and looking fresh again. At Cleanstart, our trained cleaning technicians use quality cleaning products and specialized equipment to guarantee a top-quality job. Call us today to schedule a post-holiday cleaning and give your office the clean start it deserves!

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