Your Workplace Summer Cleaning Checklist

Summer is on its way, but are you prepared? Get the pesky office cleaning out of the way so you can make the most of your summer and minimise sick days.

Air conditioner filter

Air conditioners in the office in summer are essential. Make sure you clean your air conditioner filter with warm soapy water or a vacuum cleaner so it can function properly and is less likely to break down (leaving you in a hot, muggy mess).


Fans are great spreaders of dust, which can lead to allergic reactions and hay fever if not cleaned regularly. Use a damp cloth and all-purpose cleaner or a water and mild detergent solution with a cloth. Be careful not to bend the blades as you clean them.

Air vents

Summer is the perfect time to blast the air conditioning. Before the hot weather hits, clean your dusty air vents with your vacuum’s brush attachment, or unscrew the vents and wash them in the sink with hot and soapy water.

Trash cans

One of the less-enjoyable aspects of summer is your trash being stinkier. To minimise bad smells and odours, give your trash cans a good clean. First, empty your trash can and take it outside, scrub it with soap and water, and then rinse it off. You could also soak a cotton ball in 5-15 drops of essential oil and toss it in your trash can before putting in a fresh bin liner for a nice-smelling bin.


Showcase your sparkling clean windows for summer BBQs and parties. You can use either glass cleaner, soapy water, water with dishwashing detergent, or a water and vinegar mix to clean your windows. Then use a lint-free paper towel, microfibre cloth, or newspaper to dry the windows. Cleaning your windows on a cloudy day is best to prevent streaking.

If your windows are above ground level, you may need professional window cleaners.


Dust is a problem year-round, but this problem is especially prevalent in summer as dust can become trapped inside when your windows and doors are closed while the air conditioner is running. Rather than spreading dust around, opt for an all-purpose cleaner and microfibre cloth when wiping down surfaces. Begin with the door frames and ceiling fan blades before cleaning tabletops and counters.


Refrigerators are often neglected when it comes to cleaning, so your summer cleaning preparation is perfect for getting this job done. Use a sponge and soapy water to clean trays and drawers and scrub down removable parts in the sink. Once you are happy with your clean, give a final wipe down with an eco-friendly all-purpose spray or diluted vinegar with water spray. This will disinfect surfaces without the use of nasty chemicals.


If you would prefer to leave cleaning your workplace to the professionals, then Cleantastic can help. We’ve been cleaning New Zealand offices for over 30 years, and our cleaners are thoroughly trained and experienced.

You can count on Cleantastic to provide all the usual services of office cleaning, such as:

  • Window washing
  • Carpet care
  • Removing rubbish
  • Kitchen surface wipe downs
  • Bathroom and toilet sanitisations
  • Dusting
  • Floor and hard surface cleaning

We recommend weekly cleans of your office space – including sanitising desks and more, bathroom sanitisations, floor cleaning, and more. To maintain a high-quality clean in your workplace, we also perform a deep clean of your workspace at least once a year, but preferably twice.

To get your office looking spick and span and improve your employee’s health, call Cleantastic Commercial Cleaners today: 0800 800 055.

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