The Importance of Having An Office Cleaning Schedule 

I think it’s safe to say that a clean office is a lot more professional looking than a dirty one. A clean office environment is also more enjoyable for the people who work there. Not to mention, regular cleaning can help reduce illness-causing germs that contribute to employee absenteeism as well as extend the life of your assets such as carpet, upholstered future, and hard flooring. There are certain cleaning tasks that should be completed on a daily basis, while others should be completed weekly and monthly. You also need to stock up on the right cleaning supplies and equipment to get the job done.

In this article, we’re going to cover the supplies and equipment you’ll need in your office cleaning arsenal along with a daily, weekly, and monthly schedule to help keep you on track with cleaning tasks:

Office Cleaning Supplies and Equipment Checklist

When it comes to cleaning supplies and equipment, you can basically divide your cleaning supplies checklist into three categories: tools and appliances, cleaning products, and safety supplies/PPE:  

Tools and Appliances

  • Vacuum 
  • Broom
  • Hand broom
  • Dustpan
  • Floor scrubbing brush
  • Mop
  • Bucket
  • Abrasive scrubbers
  • Disposable sponges
  • Pumice
  • Rags
  • Paper towels
  • Toilet brushes
  • A duster or dust cloth
  • Spray bottles
  • A caddy to carry your supplies
  • Glass cleaning cloths
  • Large and small trash bags
  • Disinfecting wipes

Cleaning Products

  • Disinfectant(s)  
  • Glass cleaner 
  • Abrasive cleaner 
  • Cleaner for grime, mold, lime, and mildew 
  • Air freshener
  • Descaling solution
  • Toilet cleaning solution
  • Floor cleaner
  • Stainless steel cleaner
  • Heavy-duty degreasing solution
  • Carpet cleaning solution
  • Stain/spot remover

Safety Supplies/PPE  

Cleaning products can be hard on your skin, eyes, and lungs. Don’t ignore safety and personal protective equipment (PPE) such as:

  • Latex, rubber, or nitrile gloves
  • Dust masks
  • Shoe covers
  • Protective eyewear
  • Lightweight, vinyl aprons (protection from chemicals)  
  • Floor safety signs, cones, caution tape

Daily Cleaning Schedule 

Offices, lobby, lunchroom/kitchen, bathrooms, and conference rooms: 

  • Visually check the area for debris and dispose of it
  • Empty all trashcans and insert a new trash bag 
  • Wipe down all horizontal surfaces including desks, tables, reception area, and office equipment. 
  • Wipe down phones with a disinfectant 
  • Refill toilet paper, soap, and paper towel dispensers in bathrooms and kitchen area 
  • Clean and sanitize sinks, toilets, urinals, paper towel dispensers, and fixtures (e.g. door handles) in bathrooms 
  • Clean all mirrors in bathrooms
  • Sweep and mop bathroom/kitchen floors 
  • Wash and put away any dishes left out in the kitchen/breakroom 
  • Clean and sanitize kitchen countertops 
  • Clean and sanitize kitchen sink  
  • Wipe down outside of the refrigerator, microwave, and other appliances

Weekly Cleaning Schedule 

Offices, lobby, lunchroom/kitchen, bathrooms, and conference rooms: 

  • Dust all vertical surfaces of desks, file cabinets, chairs, tables, and other office furniture
  • Vacuum carpet, mats, and runners 
  • Dust mop all tiled or hard surface floors 
  • Mop hard or tiled floors 
  • Buff hard surface floors if needed
  • Clean walls with visible markings 
  • Deep clean refrigerators, microwaves, and other kitchen appliances
  • Wash and disinfect bathroom trash receptacles 

Monthly Cleaning Schedule 

Offices, lobby, lunchroom/kitchen, bathrooms, and conference rooms: 

  • High dusting not reached in the above-mentioned cleaning  
  • Remove fingerprints and marks from light switches and doorframes 
  • Vacuum all upholstered furniture
  • Shampoo carpets and upholstery when needed  
  • Hard flooring – machine scrub, rinse and apply a new finish to hard flooring 
  • Damp-wipe vertical/horizontal surfaces such as desks, file cabinets, windowsills, tables, chairs 
  • High dusting of light fixtures, air diffusers, and doorframes 
  • Scrub and sanitize bathroom sinks, toilets, and urinals inside and out 
  • Polish bathroom brightwork and remove lime and mineral deposits 
  • Wash stall partitions with an industry-standard disinfectant  

You’ll want to stock up on the cleaning supplies and equipment listed above and follow the cleaning schedules outlined above to ensure that your office or building is always clean, hygienic, and presentable. Or, you can hire a professional office janitorial service like Cleanstart to handle it all for you.  

Cleanstart - Professional Office Janitorial Services

Call Cleanstart today to learn more about our office janitorial services! 253-921-2593

In addition to tackling any visible dirt and dust, we will clean the hidden areas in your workplace that often get missed such as baseboards, under furniture and equipment, and those hard-to-reach spots like ceiling fans and hanging light fixtures. We also bring to the job whatever equipment and supplies are needed to professionally clean your office or building which will save you from having to invest in these items yourself.

Our expert cleaners will make sure that every inch of your workplace is spic-and-span – day-after-day and month-after-month.

Our Customer Satisfaction Guarantee

If you are dissatisfied with any aspect of our cleaning service, please call Cleanstart within 24 hours so we can reclean the area in question or resolve the issue at no additional cost to you. We strive to provide the best commercial cleaning and janitorial services in the Pacific Northwest. Our consistently high standards and attention to detail are what our customers appreciate most about our services.  

We understand that every office and business is different. That is why we’re happy to customize a cleaning plan that’s tailored to your specific needs and schedule. From single office spaces to office buildings and high rises, no job is too big or too small. You can count on Cleanstart for all of your office janitorial needs, whether that’s daily, weekly, or monthly.

✓ Over 25 years of experience in the commercial cleaning and janitorial industry
✓ Thoroughly trained and vetted cleaning professionals
✓ Commitment to the highest quality clean
✓ Local, licensed, bonded, and insured
✓ 24/7 cleaning options & support
✓ Customized cleaning solutions
✓ Quick response times
✓ One-time and recurring office cleaning services
✓ Satisfaction guarantee
✓ OSHA, HIPAA, EPA, CDC, AORN compliant
✓  A+ BBB-rating

If you would like to know more about our office janitorial services or schedule a professional cleaning, please call Cleanstart today at (253) 921-2593 or request a free online cleaning quote now! 

We service the following greater Puget Sound locations:

AuburnBellevueBellinghamBonney LakeBremertonFactoriaFifeGig HarborKentLakewoodOlympiaPuyallup, RentonSeattle, TacomaTukwilaUniversity Place, King CountyKitsap County, Pierce County, and Thurston County.

5013 Pacific Hwy E unit 16 Fife, WA 98424 • Phone: 253.921.2593 • Email: Caleb @ thecleanstart.com