A good cleaning company should take care of everything you need anyway, but if you want to have an idea of the services you need before you set up a consultation, it’s a good idea to develop a checklist. Your checklist doesn’t have to be too detailed, but it should at least cover the most important areas to clean.
A great retail cleaning checklist may look like this:
- Regularly cleaning restrooms at intervals
- Scrubbing, buffing, stripping and waxing of floor tiles
- Vacuuming and refreshing carpet
- Disinfecting surfaces at registers, counters, and in the employee break room
- Decluttering, dusting, and reorganizing inventory
- Sanitizing commonly touched surfaces
- Cleaning windows and glass displays
- Frequent emptying of waste bins
- Decluttering dressing rooms and wiping down mirrors
From then on, your list can be broken down by area, estimated time to clean, or whatever else is more feasible for you.
Regardless of how you choose to attack your list, you should remember that things happen extremely quickly in retail settings. Food courts tend to hold overflowing trash, greasy tables, and sticky floors. Department stores swamped by the frenzy of exclusive items and holiday shopping find themselves with clothes thrown everywhere and smelly bathrooms. If it wasn’t clear enough, you should prioritize frequent cleaning.