Here is an office cleaning supplies checklist that will actually make your life easier. Not only does a clean office give a good first impression to customers, it’s also important for employees to come to work in a sanitary environment that’s organized and well kept. Spring cleaning has arrived! Let’s get started by stocking up on our essentials list. Make Your Office Supplies List – And Keep it Stocked Vacuum Cleaner Broom & Dustpan Sponge Mop Plastic Buckets Rubber Gloves Cleaning Supply Cart Trash Bags Dust Towels Newspapers or Coffee Filters (for streak-free window cleaning!) Cleaning Towels – For General Surface Cleaning Brillo Pads Glass cleaner Wood Polish Bleach Lysol or Other Floor Cleaning Solutions Soft-Scrub Stainless Steel Cleaning Polish or Powder Mold & Mildew Cleaner Disinfectant Wipes Air Freshener Keep an Office Cleaning Schedule If you handle the cleaning of your office or work space yourselves (rather than contracting through a professional service), a cleaning schedule with required duties is helpful to post, along with the person responsible. Pay Attention to Publicly Accessible Areas These are the areas everyone sees: Sweep the area in front of your business and check for trash or debris daily. Keep the reception area free of clutter by stacking magazines or utilizing a wall rack. Dust tables. Empty garbage. Clean windows. Ensure floors are swept and vacuumed or mopped. If you have plants in your reception area, keep them looking healthy – Nothing gives off a dingy and neglected vibe more than dead plants! Simplify Your Office Bathroom Cleaning Routine Bathrooms are another area where cleanliness is absolutely non-negotiable. In fact, everyday, you should do the following: Wipe down sinks and mirrors. Scrub toilets and toilet bowls. Sweep and mop floors. Remove garbage from every receptacle. Refill paper towels, toilet tissue, hand soap, etc. Zap Germs in Break Rooms & Office Kitchen Areas In the workplace, break rooms and kitchen areas are where employees go to unwind, grab a bite for lunch, and spread germs – yep, you read that right! Break rooms and kitchens overflow with germs, so put these spaces at the top of your cleaning to-do list. Everyday, you should: Wash and put away dishes. Discard old food items. Clean counter tops. Take expired foods and drinks out of the refrigerator. Hired a Commercial Cleaning Professional? If you’ve hired a professional cleaning service to clean your office, make sure they’re covering the essentials. Often, companies provide an itemized list of their services with costs for you to determine how much you’d like to outsource. If they don’t have a list, provide them yours. Depending on cost, you may determine that some duties can be performed twice per week, for example, rather than daily (kitchens and bathrooms need to stay on the daily list!). Most cleaning services are flexible and will work out all the details with you. Make sure you get what you pay for, though. Inspect their work and hold them accountable for keeping their end of the contract. If you need help keeping your work space clean, Woodard is here to meet your commercial cleaning needs.