Our best tip is to have your office cleaning done by a professional service, but if that’s not possible, here is some advice for you. Most importantly, get organized before you get started. Gather together the necessary supplies for your task. Assemble any equipment, along with buckets and mops, cleaners, microfiber cloths, rags, sponges, brushes or anything else necessary for the office cleaning. If you want to clean “green,” find specific green cleaners, rubbing alcohol and white vinegar.

A skilled office cleaning service typically includes glass cleaning, disinfecting, dusting, vacuuming, and mopping floors with each cleaning. Begin with cleaning office electronics. They seem to attract dust like magnets. Use care with monitors and computer screens, since they can be easily damaged. Clean them softly with a microfiber cloth. This type of cloth is preferable to other types of rags because microfiber doesn’t scratch and leaves no lint behind.

Computer screens cannot be cleaned with glass cleaner because it would strip off anti-glare coatings. Wipe the screen with the microfiber cloth when the electronic surface is shut off. Use a can of condensed air from an office store. It works like magic on a keyboard. After that, a cotton ball lightly dampened with rubbing alcohol can be used to wipe the keys. Be sure to disinfect the mouse or other accessories.

Next is the dusting. Surfaces of desks and cabinets or shelving units need to be dusted. Tables, desks, chairs, and any other wooden pieces need to be polished to a shine. Pick up and move each item so the flat surface doesn’t end up with streaks. Wipe down the telephones and calculators with disinfectant wipes, then dust all vents, ledges, window sills, door jambs and overhead fans. Take time to thoroughly clean sinks and wipe off paper towel dispensers with disinfectant spray or wipes.

The garbage cans must be emptied and garbage liners need to be replaced. Windows and all glass surfaces can get crystal clean with a good glass cleaner. Be sure to remove all fingerprints. Vacuum the floor mats and runners, then the areas around desks and chairs, moving furniture as you go. Mop the hard flooring surfaces last, using the proper cleaners for each type of surface. Place visible caution/wet floor signs to avoid any slips or falls. Furniture should be back into its place.

After your office cleaning is done, collect all the supplies and cleaning equipment again. Rinse out mops and get everything back into its place. Finally, remove filled garbage bags to a disposal area.