Effective Daily, Weekly and Monthly Commercial Cleaning Checklist [Create To-Do List]

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Indeed, creating daily, weekly, and monthly commercial cleaning lists can be challenging. Our expertise and experience in the industry have taught us the most practical way of making the lists of tasks that are applicable for office cleaning.

We want to share helpful tips with you on how you can divide your time and focus on one area today and do the next, the following day. We quote by the hour, and we want to make sure that our customers get the best out of the price that we gave them. Join us as we identify which of these tasks are needed to be done on a daily, weekly, and monthly basis.

Why is it Essential to Use a Cleaning Checklist?

There are two main reasons why we strongly suggest the use of the checklist. Most of the time, a cleaner’s role became a routine. For tenured and experienced cleaners, cleaning checklists will help them not to forget specific daily tasks.

We suggest that the daily commercial cleaners only check these tasks as they go and not to pre-check the items as it defeats the purpose of following what is listed on the list.

On the other hand, this list can help new cleaners do their routine tasks until they are used to it. Their trainer can list the tasks needed to be done on a daily, weekly, and monthly cleaning. It will serve as a reminder and a visual guide to the new cleaner. It will make training more straightforward and more effective.

Daily Office Cleaning

Not all businesses are created the same. Having that said, it is a giveaway that high-traffic areas and frequently-touched surfaces are the best candidates for this group. Daily cleaning ensures that your office is maintained regularly to make it safe for your customers and employees.

We all know that most-touched surfaces can harbour allergens, germs, and pathogens that can be harmful to your employee’s health. Daily cleaning should include the following in your office cleaning checklist:

  • The dusting of all horizontal surfaces like counters, reception desks, and work desks.
  • Collecting rubbish from desk bins and changing the bin liner if needed.
  • Wipe and disinfect door handles, push plates, light switches, and water taps.
  • Vacuuming carpeted floors and mats
  • Mopping of hard floors.
  • Wiping and disinfecting computer keyboards, computer mice, and telephones.
  • Replenish all toilet and kitchen consumables like paper hand towels, toilet paper, and hand soap.

What Cleaning Should be Done Weekly?

The principle of office cleaning is simple. If the areas are used often by many people, cleaners have to attend to them more regularly. Do not get confused about which area you need to attend to daily. Daily cleaning is something that is non-negotiable like collecting the rubbish underneath the desk and things like that.

We are not saying that areas that will be attended to weekly are getting less priority. We are only suggesting this to be more practical and have a more effective strategy when it comes to cleaning effectively.

Weekly cleaning includes wiping surfaces, mopping and vacuuming floors, and dusting furniture and desks. Your weekly office cleaning checklist should include:

  • Vacuuming of office upholstery.
  • Wiping and cleaning of external microwave ovens, water coolers, and fridges.
  • Make sure that there are no watermarks on kitchen counters and vanities.
  • Vacuum all upholstered office partitions.
  • Clean and wipe the glass office partitions to remove fingerprints, marks, and dust.
  • Wash the bins.
  • Make sure that the mirrors in the toilets are free from water splashes, marks, and dirt.

What are the Elements of Monthly Office Cleaning?

These are the areas and surfaces in the office that do not get used too often. It requires attention but not as much as you do your daily and weekly cleaning. These lists include:

  • Collecting all floor mats and rugs throughout the office. These include the bathroom floor mats, entrance, and kitchen mats.
  • Most of the time, monthly office cleaning means deep cleaning. During this time, you can give more attention to areas that are not cleaned often like a dusting of high surfaces like cornice, ceiling fans, and air vents.
  • Dust the office blinds and other light fixtures.
  • Dust the high surfaces like the top of the fridge and kitchen cabinets. Make this part of your monthly office routine. Dust builds up quickly in some places.
  • Wipe the front of the kitchen and toilet cabinets to remove dust and marks.
  • Include the wipe-down of kitchen appliance cleaning in your monthly office cleaning checklist.
  • You can also include the internal and external windows as part of your monthly cleaning tasks.

Office cleaning is simple if you know the principles behind it. You have to go through the list of tasks that you plan to do on a daily, weekly, monthly, and quarterly schedule. Floors should be part of your non-negotiable as it is always used as a reflection of the overall cleaning.

How about you? How do you design your daily, weekly, monthly, and quarterly cleaning lists? Was it useful for you?

Please share your thoughts on which ones should be part of the routine cleaning and which ones can be included in the seasonal clean. For sure, many aspiring cleaners out there will benefit from this shared knowledge. 

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About the Author

Hi, you can call me Steve. I have been with Clean Group for almost four years now and work as a Regional Operations Manager in Sydney. I manage a team of 10 and am responsible for the day-to-day management of cleaning operations, planning, online assessment for clients, overseeing operations, collecting clients' feedback and ensuring proper & regular maintenance of cleaning equipment. Having more than 30 years of experience in the commercial cleaning industry, I am familiar with my clients’ needs and always able to meet their expectations. Do reach me for a quick chat about your cleaning needs.

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