The Beginner’s Guide to Cleaning Your Workplace

Whether you’ve recently started working out of an office or have been working there for a while, it’s great to go back to the office cleaning basics. This blog will cover a step-by-step beginner’s guide to cleaning your workplace.

Create a cleaning schedule

A great way to ensure your office is regularly cleaned is to create a schedule or roster. You could assign certain areas on certain days (e.g., Mondays are for the bathroom, Tuesdays are for the floor, etc.). Or you could assign employees tasks every day of the week (e.g., Mark does the bathrooms on Monday, Susan does them on Tuesday, etc.).

Declutter your workspace

Before you get started cleaning, it is essential you declutter your workspace. This means putting away files for tomorrow, throwing away things you don’t need, cleaning away cups and plates, and removing any decor you have on your desk.

It is much easier to clean your desk and wipe down surfaces when there is less clutter. Plus, it increases productivity.

Cleaning surfaces

Dust your workstation if it is dusty. Then wipe your desk with water and detergent or a desk cleaning spray. Wipe off any excess water and leave to dry.

If you are unsure which areas to clean, check out this blog for 6 Often Forgotten Office Spots That Need Cleaning.

Vacuum the floor

Office carpets are a significant investment that need to be regularly cleaned to stay in good condition. To ensure you’re removing all the dust and debris trapped in the carpet fibres, you want to vacuum with many long strokes back and forth on the carpet. Next, go from side to side to get the carpet fibres moving in a different direction.

When it comes to how often you should clean the floor, refer to this general guide:

  • High-traffic areas like entryways and hallways and places that people spend extended periods in should be cleaned daily.
  • Moderately-used spaces such as administrative offices should be cleaned 3-4 times a week.
  • Lesser-used spaces such as conference rooms and executive offices should be cleaned weekly.

Mop the floor

Vinyl sheet flooring, vinyl tile, and ceramic/porcelain flooring are best cleaned with a mop. On average, you should mop floors once a week or when they look like they need it.

The best method to mop the floor is to use two buckets to clean. One bucket should have a solution with water and detergent, and another has clean water that you use to rinse your mop between wipes.


If you would rather use your time elsewhere, Cleantastic Commercial Cleaners can clean your office regularly or deep clean your office when necessary.

Our franchisees have been cleaning New Zealand offices for over 30 years, and our cleaners are friendly and very 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/ clearing cobwebs
  • Floor and hard surface cleaning

Spend office time working and not cleaning, and call Cleantastic Commercial Cleaners today for a professional clean: 0800 800 055.

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