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  • Writer's pictureDanielle Ottosen

A Practical Cleaning Schedule for Small Offices

Updated: Dec 15, 2023

Maintaining a clean and organized workspace is essential for a productive and healthy work environment, especially in small offices with 1-10 employees. Establishing a consistent cleaning schedule can help keep the office space tidy and conducive to a positive work atmosphere. The frequency of professional cleaning for a small office, with around 1-10 employees, can depend on several factors, including the nature of the business, the level of foot traffic, and specific cleaning needs.

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Establishing a consistent cleaning schedule can help keep the office space tidy and conducive to a positive work atmosphere. Here's a recommended #professionalcleaning schedule tailored to the needs of smaller offices:

Daily Cleaning

A professional cleaning service may be beneficial for daily tasks such as emptying trash bins, disinfecting high-touch surfaces, and maintaining common areas.

A cleaning routine for a smaller office might look similar to this: Start the day with a quick sweep or vacuum to remove any dust or debris that may have accumulated overnight. Wipe down common surfaces like desks, countertops, and shared equipment with disinfectant wipes. Midday tidy-up by returning items to their designated places and emptying office trash bins regularly to prevent odors, while maintaining a neat appearance.

Weekly Cleaning

Schedule a more thorough cleaning session on a weekly basis. This can include dusting, vacuuming or mopping floors, cleaning desks, and ensuring overall tidiness.

Begin the week by decluttering communal spaces, such as breakrooms and meeting areas. Clean and sanitize kitchen appliances, including the microwave, refrigerator, and coffee maker. Midweek is an ideal time to deep clean individual workspaces. Wipe down computer monitors, keyboards, and telephones. End the week by giving the office floors some extra attention. Vacuum or mop all flooring surfaces to eliminate accumulated dirt and dust.

Bi-Weekly or Monthly Deep Cleaning

Consider a deeper practical cleaning scedule every two weeks or on a monthly basis. This might involve tasks like window cleaning, carpet cleaning, and more extensive sanitization. Cleaning windows and glass surfaces maximize natural light and maintain a fresh, inviting atmosphere. In addition to dusting vents and ensuring all cables are organized and not creating safety hazards.

Seasonal or Quarterly Maintenance

Plan for seasonal or quarterly deep cleaning tasks, such as HVAC system checks, upholstery cleaning, and other maintenance to keep the office environment in top condition. It is essential to assess the specific needs of your office space.

Consider a Spring Refresh by cleaning of windows, blinds, and light fixtures. Also, think about Fall Flu Prevention by prioritizing disinfection during flu season. Regularly wipe down high-touch surfaces like doorknobs, light switches, and shared electronics.

If your office has high foot traffic, involves food preparation, or has specific cleanliness requirements, you might need more frequent professional cleaning. Regular communication with the cleaning service can help tailor the schedule to meet the unique demands of your small office. Additionally, adjusting the frequency based on feedback and evolving needs will contribute to maintaining a clean and healthy work environment.

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