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Office Cleaning Checklist

Office Cleaning Checklist

Whether you are handling your office cleaning in-house, hiring another company, or choosing Monita Janitorial for your office cleaning needs, you want your office sparkling clean. We are providing an office cleaning checklist for you to see the tasks we think are essential for a clean and healthy workplace.

Desks or Cubicles

All employees should be encouraged to keep their desks and cubicles tidy, throw away their trash, and reduce the amount of clutter that they have. Your cleaning service can only do so much tidying without worrying about disturbing the workplace. However, your cleaning service should:

  • Vacuum, including under desks, tables, and chairs
  • Empty trash and recycling
  • Clean the windows
  • Disinfect high—touch areas
  • Dust all surfaces
  • Clean computer screens and keyboards

Kitchens and Breakrooms

If you are not having daily cleaning service, you want to make sure your office workers are following rules to keep the office and break areas tidy, every day. Crumbs and dirty dishes will quickly attract insects and rodents. Every day, someone should

  • Throw out all food wrappers and unwanted food
  • Clean dishes and silverware
  • Empty trash and recycling
  • Clean tables and countertops

In addition, there are things that should be done on a regular basis, but do not have to be done weekly, including:

  • Cleaning out the refrigerator
  • Clean appliances including coffee pot
  • Check on water cooler, clean, and refill

Front Office

The front office is that part of the office where you greet visitors. It includes your reception and waiting areas. It is very important to keep this area clean. It is the first place your visitors see. In addition, it is the place most likely to have high-touch surfaces handled by multiple people. Cleaning here should include

  • Cleaning and disinfecting high-touch surfaces
  • Vacuuming
  • Dusting
  • Emptying trash and recycling
  • Cleaning off counters or chairs
  • Cleaning windows
  • Organizing/tidying waiting areas


Bathrooms are another area that needs to be clean. Your cleaners should be

  • Cleaning and disinfecting floors, toilets, and sinks
  • Removing trash and recycling
  • Disinfecting all hard surfaces
  • Replacing/refilling toilet paper, paper towels, hand soap, and hand sanitizers
  • Cleaning the mirror


If your office has an outside area, you want it to look nice as well. Basic janitorial services should include keeping your walkways clean, cleaning the front door or windows, and dusting for cobwebs. Depending on the office layout and design, you may assign some duties to landscaping and others to your cleaning crew.

Whether you choose Monita Janitorial or another cleaning company, make sure you are on the same page as your cleaners. If they are not going to cover every item on the checklist, you may not be getting all of the services that you need to keep your office in good shape.