Office Spring Cleaning Checklist


The sun's shining, birds are singing, and you've even noticed a little more pep in your step. Everything seems a little brighter on your way to work – you even pause at your business's front door for one more lungful of the fresh spring air.

But that's when you realize something's out of step with the world around you: your Columbus office is still in winter-survival mode, complete with rock-salt stained carpets and clutter galore.

It's time for a change. To make the most of your office spring cleaning this year, check out the tips below.

Office Spring Cleaning Tip #1: Get Organized

An office full of clutter and general chaos undercuts all your cleaning efforts, so stop the problem at the source. Before you even pick up a dustbin or bottle of cleaning solution, take inventory of your workplace. Ask yourself…

  • Am I optimizing use of this space?
  • How can I make this space better serve my needs?

Apply this test to every room in your office. If you're honest with yourself, you may need to do some sorting, rearranging, and reorganizing. Choose a filing system that works and stick to it, and encourage your employees to do the same. Only keep the essentials on your desk so that it's easier to clean regularly. For more pointers, read " 8 Tips to Organize Your Workspace."

Office Spring Cleaning Tip #2: Clean All Surfaces

This may seem like a given, but you'd be surprised by how many work surfaces go overlooked. Arm yourself with a microfiber cloth and a green disinfectant, and be sure to wipe down…

  • Desks.
  • Chairs.
  • Tables.
  • Shelves.
  • The top of the break room fridge and microwave.
  • Keyboards.
  • Electronics (printer, computers, etc.).

Pay special attention to surfaces and handles in the break room – that's where germs like to congregate.

Office Spring Cleaning Tip #3: Sort Out the Junk Drawer

Call it what you will – a catchall drawer, junk drawer, or wasteland – but every office has them. Now is a good time to sort through your stockpile of old ink pens, paperclips, and knickknacks. Drawer dividers can help you stay organized throughout the year and perhaps curb the tendency to hoard office supplies.

Office Spring Cleaning Tip #4: Deep Clean the Carpet

You may have your office carpets vacuumed on a regular basis, but unless you're using a top-of-the-line vacuum cleaner, chances are you're missing a lot of dirt and debris that settles into the fibers over time. Plus, a professional vacuuming job cuts down allergens and improves your Columbus office's air quality (i.e., your employees and clients will thank you).

Office Spring Cleaning Tip #5: Clean the Windows

Water-spotted windows can give the wrong impression about your business, signaling to clients and customers that your business is too busy to pay attention to details. And you can't have that. Give your windows the attention they deserve by…

  • Cleaning the glass with a streak-free cleaning solution.
  • Dusting the windowsills and ledges.
  • Wiping down the blinds.

Remember, the more time you invest in cleaning your workplace, the more professional it will look.

Office Spring Cleaning Tip #6: Know When to Call in the Cleaning Pros

If you don't have the time or energy to give your office a thorough spring cleaning, book an office cleaning consultation with us. Our Dirt Specialists can…

  • Evaluate your cleaning requirements.
  • Create a program that fits your unique schedule and needs.
  • Give you a competitive commercial cleaning quote.

Need more convincing? Read "4 Ways Commercial Cleaning Can Save You Money."