Office Cleaning Checklist: Daily, Weekly, Monthly

An easy reference office cleaning checklist for routine and deep cleaning of your professional or home office.

A clean and organized workspace sets the stage for productivity and success. So, whether you run a small business, manage a bustling medium-scale office, or work remotely from home, maintaining a tidy environment is crucial. 

While larger corporate offices typically hire professional cleaning services it’s common for smaller offices to handle the task in-house. For this, we recommend an office cleaning checklist to stay organized. 

In this article, we will walk you through the step-by-step process of cleaning your office, including checklists for daily, weekly, and monthly/deep cleaning. 

You can see what's included in a standard Homeaglow cleaning here.


Daily office cleaning checklist

  • Dust all surfaces, including desks, tables, shelves, and electronic equipment.
  • Empty and replace trash bags as needed.
  • Vacuum or sweep all floors.
  • Clean and disinfect commonly touched surfaces such as door handles, light switches, and elevator buttons.
  • Clean all restroom fixtures, including sinks, toilets, and mirrors.
  • Refill restroom supplies, such as soap, toilet paper, and paper towels.
  • Clean break room areas, including countertops, sinks, and appliances.

Weekly office cleaning checklist

  • Mop all floors.
  • Clean and disinfect computer keyboards, mice, and other peripherals.
  • Wipe down and sanitize all office equipment, including printers, copiers, and fax machines.
  • Clean and sanitize all communal areas, such as meeting rooms, conference tables, and reception areas.
  • Clean windows and glass partitions.
  • Dust and clean window sills, blinds, and curtains.
  • Remove any cobwebs or dust from corners and ceiling areas.
  • Clean kitchen appliances, including microwaves, refrigerators, and coffee makers.
  • Empty and clean refrigerator shelves, removing any expired food items.
  • Clean and sanitize kitchen countertops, sinks, and cabinets.
  • Scrub and sanitize restroom fixtures, including toilets, sinks, and urinals.
  • Clean and refill soap dispensers, paper towel holders, and toilet paper dispensers.
  • Dust and wipe down light fixtures and ceiling fans.
  • Clean and organize storage areas, cabinets, and supply closets.

Monthly (deep cleaning) checklist

  • Deep clean and sanitize all carpets and rugs.
  • Dust and clean all high surfaces.
  • Clean and polish all windows, glass partitions, and mirrors.
  • Vacuum and wipe down upholstered furniture.
  • Deep clean and sanitize office kitchenware, such as mugs, plates, and utensils.
  • Empty and clean out all drawers, cabinets, and storage spaces, discarding any unnecessary items.
  • Dust and wipe down bookshelves, removing any accumulated dirt or debris.
  • Wipe down and disinfect all office electronics, including computer monitors, telephones, and fax machines.
  • Clean and sanitize all shared spaces, such as breakrooms, kitchens, and conference rooms.
  • Empty and clean out all kitchen appliances, including ovens, microwaves, and refrigerators.
  • Deep clean and sanitize restrooms, paying attention to tile grout, sinks, and faucets.
  • Clean and sanitize all air vents and replace air filters.
  • Polish and clean wood surfaces, such as desks, tables, and cabinets.
  • Wipe down and disinfect all door handles, light switches, and elevator buttons.
  • Check and restock cleaning supplies, including disinfectants, paper towels, and trash bags.
  • Conduct a thorough inspection of the office space and address any maintenance or repair needs.

How do I start cleaning my office at home?

Cleaning your home office can be a straightforward process when you follow a step-by-step approach. Here's a suggested order for cleaning your home office:

Step 1: Declutter and organize

Begin by decluttering your office space. Remove any unnecessary items, sort and organize your paperwork, and tidy up any loose items on your desk or shelves. This will provide you with a clean slate to work with.

Step 2: Dust from top to bottom

Dust the ceiling and corners of the room with a long-handled duster or a microfiber cloth attached to a broom. Work your way down, dusting light fixtures, ceiling fans, and shelves. Pay attention to any cobwebs or dust accumulation.

Step 3: Wipe down surfaces

Clean and disinfect your desk, tabletops, office chairs, bookshelves, and any other surfaces using a mixture of vinegar and water and a microfiber cloth. Don't forget to clean the underside of your desk as well, and purge any books or items on your bookshelves that you no longer need.

Step 4: Vacuum or sweep the floor

If you have carpets in your home office, vacuum the entire floor, paying special attention to high-traffic areas. If you have hard flooring, use a broom or a vacuum with a hard floor attachment to remove dust and debris. 

Don't forget to vacuum or sweep under the furniture.

Step 5: Mop the floor

For hard floors, mop using a mixture of water and mild detergent. Ensure you wring out the mop well to avoid excess moisture. In addition, pay attention to spills or stains that may require extra cleaning.

Step 6: Disinfect commonly touched surfaces

Use a disinfectant wipe or spray to sanitize frequently touched surfaces, such as doorknobs, light switches, drawer handles, and other surfaces you come into contact with regularly.

Step 7: Empty and clean trash bin

Empty the trash bin in your office and clean it using warm soapy water. Allow it to dry before placing a new trash bag inside.

Step 8: Freshen the air

After cleaning, place an air freshener or diffuse essential oils in the office to create a pleasant working environment. 

Office cleaning checklist used by pros

Maintaining a clean and organized office is not just about aesthetics; it directly impacts productivity, morale, and professionalism. Also, remember that cleanliness is an ongoing commitment. So, use this checklist to help you stay on task. 

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