(Originally Published November 08, 2019)

In this article, we’re going to offer some helpful office cleaning tips.

Kitchener Clean started out as a home cleaning business, and as such, we learned the cleaning skills required to satisfy the stringent demands of a homeowner. Today we are still firmly committed to cleaning your office as thoroughly as we would our own home.

Here, we’ll take a look at how working in a clean environment is essential to productivity, and the simple things you can do daily to keep up appearances. Let’s dig in now!

10 Office Cleaning Tips to Keep Your Workplace Sparkling

1) Wipe down your computer at the beginning of each day

In every office, there should be a healthy supply of computer cleaning wipes so that you can clean your keyboard, mouse, and desktop phone (if you have one). This not only keeps the workplace sparkling, but it eliminates germs and helps reduce the spread of viruses.

For more, check our article on 5 Steps to Leave Your Computer Keyboard Clean and New.

2) Declutter your desk

Our desks and workstations can easily become landing places for files, papers, and other debris. Yes, even garbage!

Be sure to keep your desk as clean as possible. Shred unnecessary documents, file others appropriately, use office recycling bins, and make sure you dispose of food waste appropriately.


Keep your desk as free from clutter as possible!

3) Empty your drawers

Even unseen items can contribute to workplace clutter, and one of our office cleaning tips is to make sure your desk drawers are clear as well.

From Big Star Cleaning: “We stuff our desk drawers with anything possible. The drawers are generally stuffed with many unnecessary items. Throw out all the clutter that has been collected in your drawers. Small things like binder clips, staples can be seen everywhere. Also, take away the personal items that you don’t use at work.”

4) Keep that fridge clean

A weekly office fridge clean out is recommended to help keep your kitchen space clean and employee morale up. It’s unhygienic and dangerous to work in an environment where this isn’t taken care of regularly.

If everyone in the office knows that this task will be completed on Friday afternoon, for example, the task can be made easier by having items removed beforehand.

It’s important that you stay on top of weekly fridge cleanings

5) Don’t overlook your windows

Clean office windows boost morale, improve efficiency, and present a more professional image to your customer.

Remember: natural light is good for both mental and physical health. Dirty windows will block out natural sunlight, and they aren’t very nice to look at either.

Hiring a professional window cleaning service will allow your employees to work in a warmer environment and inspire them to keep the interior clean as well.

6) Do a deep clean every spring

When faced with the day-to-day pressures of running a business, a major task like spring cleaning may seem like an easy thing to put off. A clean workplace is vital for a number of reasons, including the impression left on visitors when they enter an unkempt office.

To make things easier and more manageable, be sure to check out our Office Cleaning Checklist blog. Try to ensure that the following tasks are done on a regular basis:

To download a full copy of this Checklist, Click Here.

7) Invest in year-round carpet cleaning

When it comes to carpet cleaning, less isn’t always more.

The long-term benefits of regular carpet maintenance are undeniable. Frequent carpet cleaning actually prolongs the life of your carpet by preventing soiled spots from building up over time.

By investing in regular maintenance, you are extracting dirt, residue, and bacteria from your carpet that would otherwise wear it down over time, especially in high-traffic areas.

8) Prioritize green cleaning products

At Kitchener Clean, we believe that everyone should be entitled to breathe clean, chemical-free air at work. Therefore we are dedicated to providing non-toxic and environmentally friendly cleaning solutions that are safer than traditional cleaning methods and products. Gentle, yet highly effective, our EcoLogo or Green Seal products are especially beneficial for people with asthma and chemical and allergic sensitivities. They are also healthier for our planet! Being “Green” doesn’t mean being less clean.

9) Don’t leave plants alone

Plants are a healthy addition to any office setting, but they can gather dust, and it’s important to keep them clean as well.

From The Self Employed: “For the clean freak, plants may seem like just another thing to clutter up the office. But before you rule them out, you should know that plants actually clean the air! Plants clear the air of toxins and release humidity back into the atmosphere, which is particularly good for air-conditioned offices. If you have indoor plants in your office (if you don’t you should get some), then leaves will need a gentle wipe with a damp cloth from time to time to prevent the build-up of dust.”

10) Hire a professional cleaning service

The best of all the office cleaning tips is to let the experts take care of it for you. Kitchener Clean, for example, offers a variety of high-quality and consistent cleaning services to match your specific requirements. They include:

  • Total office care: Kitchener Clean can put together a personalized package of services depending on the needs of your office. You receive all your regular scheduled cleanings - including kitchen and bathroom cleaning - plus restorative floor care, carpet cleaning, and window washing throughout the year. Learn more.
  • Carpet cleaning: Our skilled Carpet Cleaning Technicians at Kitchener Clean will thoroughly clean your carpets with the latest advances in non-toxic cleaning processes. A regular cleaning schedule will also help to prevent soil build-up, which can permanently damage your carpets and lead to costly and unnecessary early replacement expenses. Learn more.
  • Floor care: Each type of hard-surface flooring requires different treatments in order to maintain its original texture and brightness. Therefore, we will custom-design a non-toxic cleaning and care plan suited to your floors. Not only will your floors last longer, avoiding early replacement, but they will also become slip-resistant, which will increase safety for your employees and your customers. Learn more.
  • Window cleaning: Our Window Care Professionals will use a combination of their expertise and non-toxic, EcoLogo or Green Seal certified products to let the sunshine into your office. Your work area will be brighter and your conscience will be clear knowing that no harmful toxins were used in the process. Learn more.
  • Office composting: While cleaning for our clients, we noticed a large volume of organic waste generated in offices and discarded into the garbage. Businesses, unlike residences, don't have access to a composting program, so organic waste is put into the garbage and sent to the landfill. Kitchener Clean has developed and now proudly offers an "Office Compost Program" to businesses in the Waterloo Region. Learn More
Office Cleaning Tips: Trust Kitchener Clean To Get The Job Done

Kitchener Clean services a wide variety of industries all across the Kitchener-Waterloo area. We offer commercial cleaning services to many different businesses, both big and small! If you are interested in learning more about the types of businesses we work with, see some examples below. You can also contact us to learn more!

Examples of Industries we serve:

  • Many different types of office spaces
  • Local businesses
  • Corporate offices
  • Tech and start-up companies
  • Recreational centres, such as clubhouses
  • And much more!

We are happy to serve many different types of office spaces and workplaces, including corporate offices, rec centres, and the ever-growing tech industry in the Kitchener-Waterloo area.

What Our Customers Are Saying:

“Kitchener Clean has been fantastic to work with and the quality of their work has been excellent. The owners are passionate about the work they do and have been able to train and influence their employees to do the same. There are very few complaints and response is always quick if issues come up. I would highly recommend them.”

- Ken Wigboldus, Facilities Manager, CMHA Waterloo-Wellington