Your Complete Commercial Office Cleaning Checklist

yellow caution sign that says "Caution wet floor" part of a safe workplaceKeeping your office space clean is more than just a labor of love; it’s also a matter of practicality, employee health and productivity, and maintaining a professional work space.  To achieve all of those goals, your commercial cleaning service or in-house cleaning crew should be working off of this list to keep your work space clean and productive.  If either crew is not living up to you (or your visitors’) expectations, it’s time to use this complete commercial office cleaning checklist when you start the process of choosing a new cleaning crew—and contacting each cleaning service for a quote.

Reception Area

  • Dust common areas
  • Clean cobwebs
  • Vacuum rugs
  • Vacuum or mop floors
  • Wipe down and sanitize phone
  • Clean top of desk
  • Clean computer screen

Conference Room

  • Dust common areas
  • Clean cobwebs
  • Wipe down tables
  • Vacuum or mop floors
  • Sanitize door knobs


  • Dust common areas
  • Clean cobwebs
  • Vacuum floors
  • Vacuum rugs
  • Wipe down and sanitize phones
  • Clean tops of desks
  • Clean computer screens
  • Sanitize handles (periodically)
  • Clean off top of cubicle walls (periodically)
  • Sanitize door knobs (periodically)


  • Wash dishes
  • Wipe down and sanitize countertops
  • “Elbow grease clean” your sink
  • Sanitize the faucet
  • Maintain your garbage disposal
  • Clean out refrigerator (periodically-let everyone know when so they can remove their items from the fridge!)
    • Wipe down every shelf
    • Pull out any drawers and scrub them out
    • Vacuum behind the refrigerator
    • Dust down the top of the refrigerator
    • Sanitize the door handle
    • Wipe down the front of the refrigerator
  • Mop the floor
  • Vacuum rugs
  • Clean down tables
  • Remove cobwebs & dust tops of cabinets (periodically)
  • Sanitize door knobs
  • Wash windows (periodically)
  • Clean the stove (periodically-if applicable)
    • Clean the oven
    • Wipe down the stove top
    • Sanitize all surfaces and handles
  • Clean out crumbs from the toaster and wipe down (periodically-don’t forget to unplug it first)
  • Make any repairs (tables, cabinets, chairs, etc.) to kitchen furniture and items (periodically)


  • Empty trash (main trash can and restroom stalls)
  • Putt new bags in trash cans
  • Wash down counters and mirrors
  • Refill soap, paper towels, toilet paper, and toilet seat liners/covers)
  • Clean toilets and urinals (bowl, seat, handle, and tank)
  • Disinfect handles (toilet and paper towel dispenser), door knobs, and faucets
  • Sweep and mop floor

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