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Office Spring Cleaning Checklist  

Flowers are blooming, temperatures are rising, the sun is shining, and the birds are singing their songs. This can only mean one thing: it’s time for spring cleaning! While the term spring cleaning typically describes deep cleaning at home, it can just as easily be applied to an office setting with office spring cleaning. In fact, we at Oracle Cleaning Solutions believe that spring is the perfect time to freshen up your office space and create a clean, tidy environment going forward into the new year. To help you accomplish this task, consider the following tips to create your office spring cleaning checklist:

Get The Whole Office Involved

Get everyone in the office involved in spring cleaning by encouraging them to clean their own workstations. Then, you can approach the rest of the space with a team approach, not putting too much on any one employee. Some tips to give employees to get them headed in the right direction include:

  • File anything that needs to be filed.
  • Throw out or shred old documents that are no longer applicable or valid.
  • Clean out and organize desk drawers.
  • Clean and dust the workspace.
  • Replenish office supplies like stationary, paper clips, etc., and remove items that are broken.
  • Leave only the items on each desk that are being used immediately.

Have The Right Supplies

The next step is accumulating the right supplies for a thorough cleaning job. This can include cleaning solutions, microfiber cloths, glass cleaners, squeegee, paper towels, mops, vacuums, and deep cleaners. Ensure that each employee has what they need to do the job at hand.

Disinfect Your Desk or Cubicle

Keeping employees healthy goes a long way in reducing absences as well as maintaining a high level of efficiency. Therefore, spring cleaning is the perfect opportunity to address each desk and cubicle individually and disinfect these spaces.

Comprehensive Cleaning for Office Bathrooms

Office bathrooms can be problem areas if they are not addressed frequently through regular janitorial cleanings. The following is a checklist to ensure that the bathrooms are clean and spring-fresh:

  • Clean and disinfect all high-touch areas, think faucets, door handles, etc.
  • Disinfect and clean countertops and sinks.
  • Clean and disinfect toilets.
  • Clean mirrors.
  • Empty all trash bins.
  • Replace all paper towels and toilet paper.
  • Sweep, then mop the floor.

Tackling the Mess in Your Kitchen and Breakroom

If there is a next messiest spot in the office, it might be the breakroom and/or kitchen space. Here are some general tips for cleaning the kitchen and breakroom:

  • Empty the fridge, throw out spoiled food and clean the surfaces. (Make sure that you let your team know before you start throwing away food.)
  • Disinfect the microwave.
  • Clean out the coffee maker.
  • Tidy up countertops.

Other General Cleaning Checklist Items

Keeping all the above in mind, other general cleaning checklist items can include addressing your conference room and meeting room spaces. Wipe down spaces using sanitizing wipes. Wipe down the whiteboards. Also, spring cleaning time is a great opportunity to address supply closets and printer clutter. These are all common problem areas that can get more and more messy over time if you don’t address them regularly.

Contact us Today

If the idea of spring cleaning is appealing, but you simply don’t have the time to address it yourself, contact us at Oracle Cleaning Solutions and let us do the work for you. Now is the time to create a fresh, clean, and sanitary space, giving your office new life and a clean outlook.