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Comprehensive Office Cleaning Duties List - Daily to Monthly Tasks - Unilever Professional India

Comprehensive Office Cleaning Duties List - Daily to Monthly Tasks

Effective office housekeeping encompasses a wide range of tasks. From emptying bins to wiping down surfaces to deep cleaning carpets, housekeepers have a lot to remember. 

With so many tasks, maintaining consistency and thoroughness is challenging. Checklists help housekeepers stay on track and ensure that all tasks are completed.

This article is a template for cleaning professionals who aim to uphold the highest office cleanliness standards. Our structured and detailed checklist gives your staff an all-encompassing, systematic approach to office cleaning.

Note: The following are examples of tasks housekeepers would be expected to carry out when cleaning an office - this is not an exhaustive list. Add or remove tasks as applicable.  We also have an SOP for Office Housekeeping.

Daily Tasks

Sanitise High-Touch Areas 

  • Door handles
  • Elevator buttons
  • Other frequently touched surfaces as applicable

Trash Disposal

  • Bins at desks
  • Communal area bins

Dust and Wipe Down Surfaces

  • Desks
  • Tables
  • Shelves
  • Other surfaces as applicable

Vacuum and Sweep Floors

  • Vacuum carpets
  • Sweep hard floors

Spot Clean

  • Check carpets, upholstery, or hard surfaces for stains

Clean Break Rooms and Kitchenettes

  • Wipe down countertops
  • Clean out microwave
  • Wash dishes

Bathroom Maintenance

  • Disinfect surfaces
  • Replenish soap and toilet paper
  • Empty trash bins

End-of-Shift Duties

  • Secure the Building
  • Switch Off Lights
  • Set Alarms (if applicable)
  • Check Equipment
  • Final Walk-Through

Weekly Tasks

Deep Clean Bathrooms

  • Clean toilets
  • Clean sinks
  • Clean showers 
  • Clean floors

Dust and Polish Furniture

  • Dust desks
  • Dust furniture
  • Polish furniture

Clean Refrigerators

  • Clear out old food/drink
  • Wipe down shelves
  • Sanitise shelves

Clean Windows and Glass

  • Clean interior windows and glass
  • Clean exterior windows and glass

Mop Hard Floors

  • Mop office floors
  • Mop break room floors
  • Mop kitchen floors
  • Mop bathroom floors

Vacuum Upholstery

  • Chairs
  • Couches

Sanitise Bins 

  • Sanitise desk bins
  • Sanitise communal bins

Monthly Tasks

  • Deep Clean Carpets
  • Dust Light Fixtures and Vents
  • Clean Behind Appliances
  • Check and Replace Air Fresheners or Deodorisers
  • Clean and Organise Storage Areas
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