We spend a huge portion of our lives at work. Some people are so devoted to their jobs they refer to co-workers as their “work-family.” One study found the average worker spends more than 13 years of their life at work. That’s a lot of time standing around the water cooler with Jim from accounting!
So, with all this time you spend at work, why not make it a clean place that’s healthy and brings you joy? Having a tidy workplace is good for employee morale and makes a good impression on clients and customers. Download and print our checklist. Post it in the breakroom and assign jobs to everyone.
This is where most of us start our workday, so why not begin the daily office cleaning checklist in the breakroom? While your coffee is brewing, use a disinfectant cleaner to sanitize the sink, counters, and tables.
Don’t forget to wipe down the faucet and refrigerator handles, where bacteria can linger. Throw away old or expired food, wipe down chairs, and sweep the floor. Finally, empty the garbage can, replace the liner, and haul the garbage out to the dumpster.
Since some of us are messier than others, each employee can take responsibility for cleaning their own workspace. Desktops are among the germiest places in the office, according to a recent study. Researchers found that an office desk harbors 400 times more germs than a toilet seat, so don’t let your employees skip this important step!
Start by taking everything off the desk, including plants, pictures, dirty coffee mugs, candy wrappers, illegible Post-it notes, that broken stapler, yesterday’s tuna sandwich, etc. Wipe down the surface with an appropriate cleaner and make sure the sandwich ends up in the trash!
Don’t forget about the computer mouse, keyboard, and telephone. Use a disinfectant wipe to clean all surfaces, keys, and buttons. Finally, reorganize your desk, throw away or recycle anything you don’t need anymore. Take out all the garbage and recycling to the dumpster.
If there’s one place that needs a daily office cleaning checklist, it’s the bathroom. Everyone spends time in there, some more than others. That’s as far as we’ll go with the potty humor, but you get the idea.
Back to cleaning the bathroom — sanitize toilets and sinks, refill soap and paper dispensers, clean mirrors, counters, and mop the floor. Don’t forget to empty garbage cans, replace liners, and take all the trash to the dumpster. Air freshener is also a nice touch — to keep things smelling nice.
Conference rooms, reception areas, and hallways can get overlooked, so it’s important to include these areas in the daily office cleaning checklist. Vacuum carpets daily and sweep tiled or wood floors to keep the dust bunnies from taking over corners of the office. Wipe down tables and other surfaces. Don’t forget about door handles and light switches, which can be crawling with bacteria if left uncleaned.
Whether you’re the company owner and you’re doing all these jobs yourself, or your employees are rolling up their sleeves, this can be an overwhelming daily task. Staying on top of workplace cleanliness takes a lot of time out of your day. We can help you focus on your business again, and take some or all those responsibilities off your plate with service plans to match your budget.
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