If you are moving offices and have a large office area to clean, then you know how important it is to maintain a professional environment. What kinds of supplies do you need, who is responsible for what cleaning tasks, and what is the proper process? To help you with your office move, I’ve created a checklist of every task required for moving your office.
When you are moving, it’s easy to overlook the cleaning supplies that will help get your new office ready for business. Here are some items that you should have on hand before conveyancing:
These are great for quickly wiping down surfaces in your office and around the building before you move in. They’re especially useful for wiping down door handles, light switches, and other hard-to-clean spots. The wipes can also be used to clean up spills before they cause damage to carpets or floors.
Paper towels are great for mopping up spills and cleaning up dirt and debris from all over your new office space. You’ll want to keep a box full of rolls handy so that you can get busy cleaning right away when you arrive at your new location.
A mop bucket with a wringer attachment makes it easy to keep floors clean throughout any given day by allowing you to wring out dirty water into a bucket without having to bend over or touch the floor with wet hands (which can make them slippery).
Cleaning is a multistep process that involves vacuuming, wiping down surfaces, and removing clutter. Here are some tips for each step:
Use an upright vacuum with a HEPA filter. This will help remove dirt and dust from these surfaces, so they’re not tracked around during the move.
Tile floors can get grimy over time, but washing them isn’t as easy as just spraying them down with water and scrubbing away any dirt. You’ll need a special cleaning solution for this type of flooring because it needs a lot more elbow grease than simply spraying water on it. Scrub down walls
If you have exterior windows, you can clean them with a soft cloth dipped in water. If you have interior windows, use a window cleaner or vinegar and water solution.
If you have appliances such as microwaves or coffee makers in your office, clean them thoroughly before you move out. You may even want to replace them if they are old and have seen better days.
When you’re done cleaning, be sure to run the air conditioning and dehumidifiers for a couple of hours. These two will ensure that there’s no residual moisture in the office and no mildew.
Lizzie Weakley is a freelance writer from Columbus, Ohio. In her free time, she enjoys the outdoors and walks in the park with her husky, Snowball.