School teacher wiping down a desk with cleaner and a microfiber towel, completing her classroom cleaning checklist

The Importance of Classroom Cleaning

The classroom is the epicenter of learning where discovery takes place and ideas are expounded upon. However, it also happens to be a place that tends to be messy, perhaps because it is where upwards of 25 kids spend several hours each and every day. Kids themselves are also pretty germy and are more than willing to share their germs with one another. Therefore, it’s important in order to ensure the kids can attend as much as possible, which has been proven crucial to their educational success, to keep classrooms clean through regular classroom cleaning.

Germiest Places in the Classroom

While virtually every location in the classroom can be germy, after all schools overall are hotbeds for pathogens, dirt and germs in general. The germiest place statistically in the classroom is the computer keyboards. This along with the water fountain spigot, which admittedly isn’t usually in the classroom, are two locations that need regular attention, along with door knobs, light switches and faucet handles in the classroom. Thankfully, you can keep your classroom in good order and decrease the risk of spreading germs by implementing the following cleaning checklist on a daily, weekly and monthly basis:

Daily Classroom Cleaning Checklist

  1. Vacuum carpeted floors.
  2. Wipe touchpoints with wipes to disinfect, such as the locations mentioned above, light switches, keyboards, and faucets.
  3. Clean and dry sink.
  4. Clean up spills to prevent stains.
  5. Remove trash, and replace the bag.
  6. Empty pencil sharpener.
  7. Dust mop hard surface floors.
  8. Disinfect chairs and desks to prevent spread of germs.
  9. Sweep walkways and under chairs, desks, and tables.
  10. Tidy the room by putting away materials and belongings at the end of the day.

Weekly Classroom Cleaning Checklist

  1. Dust areas like cubbies, bookshelves, shelves and other areas of the classroom that aren’t cleaned daily.
  2. Clean whiteboard.
  3. Wet mop hard surface floors.
  4. Clean electronic devices with a microfiber cloth. Do not spray into electronic devices as this could cause malfunctions.
  5. Disinfect low-touch surfaces. This includes any areas that aren’t touched on daily. In other words, address the areas in the classroom other than the desks, chairs, tables and faucets.
  6. Refill soap and paper towels at sinks in the classroom so kids can wash hands.

Monthly Classroom Checklist

  1. Clean blinds and windows. Dust is a big cause of allergens for students and teachers alike, so it’s important to do some intense dusting at least monthly to keep it from building up.
  2. Clean vents and fans. If a classroom has fans, make sure they are dusted monthly and also take a minute to dust and clean the vent.
  3. Clean garbage cans. Garbage cans can get filthy and grimy as they are often used as food disposals and more. Therefore, it’s important to wipe them down and clean them at least once a month.

Get in Touch

If the above lists seem overwhelming as you are already spending every spare minute you can to teach students and oversee learning in general, reach out to the professionals at Oracle Cleaning Solutions. We proudly provide commercial cleaning to educational facilities along with many other types of industries. We can oversee your regular cleaning ensuring that your classroom is as germ free as possible and a healthy, sanitized and safe learning environment is established and upheld. Get in touch with us to learn more about our services.