Store Cleaning

Store Cleaning

To maintain the health and hygiene standards by which every retail and other commercial outlets are regulated, regular cleaning is essential. Not only does it secure you from penalization it also raises the value of your property and your client footfall. It does not matter if your retail store is small, medium sized or a huge departmental store, preparing checklists for daily, weekly and monthly cleaning can make the process easier and faster.

RETAIL STORES CAN BE DIVIDED INTO SEVEN SECTIONS

Entrances and exits
Reception/ office area
Store area
Backhouse
Restrooms
Stairways
Kitchen or pantry

Preparing separate checklists for each section helps in spreading and allotting the job. You can also allot the checklist as per the time you want the job to be done – before the store opens, midday or after closure.
Here are few daily retail store cleaning checklists that will help you in preparing one for you.

ENTRANCES AND EXITS

Sweep the entrance and lift up any litter
Dust and wash any planters
Wash and clean the glass doors and door handles
Spot free them from finger and hand prints
Air and clean the door mat
Wash and clean the store banner or sign at the doorway

RECEPTION/OFFICE AREAS

Wipe and clean the glass surfaces, clear from any spills and stains
Empty trash bin and ash trays
Wipe and polish the tables, desks, lamps and trays
Wipe and sanitize the telephones
Wipe and clean the windows, window sills and window panes
Wipe and clean all glass surfaces to get those spot free
Wipe and remove any stains from the wall
Get the tables and desks organized, remove and stack magazines, papers, records and registers
Dust and clean lights, switches, fixtures and décor
Vacuum carpeted areas, including those below tables and chairs
Vacuum the soft furnishings
Mop and clean the hard flooring
Empty the trash bins and replace liners

STORE AREA

Dust and clean shelves
Organize the merchandise in order on the shelves
Clean the outside of the glass display units
Clean the chrome trimming on the cabinets
Clean any adhesive residue from the shelves and display units
Wipe and clean all glass surfaces, glass partitions and mirrors.
Dust and clean furniture, window, window sills, fire extinguishers and décor
Clean the spots and stains off the walls
Vacuum clean soft furnishings
Clean the leather upholstery and jewelry tables
Vacuum clean the carpeted area, spot clean where necessary
Mop clean the hard floors
Empty trash can, replace liners and replace them at their places

BACK HOUSE AREA/STORE ROOMS

Empty the trash cans, replace liners and place them in places
Dust and clean any furniture, windows, doors and fixtures
Clean air vents
Sweep and mop the floors clean

RESTROOMS

Clean and disinfect the toilet bowls, seat and rim
Clean the wash basin and unclog the drain
Clean the faucets
Clean the mirrors and glass surfaces
Wipe and clean the splash back
Replenish the soap and paper dispensers
Wipe the outside of the cabinets and closets
Empty trash bin, replace liners and place them in places
Dispose trash bags
Vacuum and sanitize the floor
Clean the doors and door knobs

STAIRWAYS

Vacuum and mop the stairs and landings
Dust and polish the ledges, railings, banisters, fixtures and fire extinguishers
Spot clean any mirror and glass surfaces

KITCHEN OR PANTRY

Clear the counter-tops and wipe clean
Unload the dishwasher and store away all the crockeries
Wipe and clean the outside of cupboards, drawers and refrigerators
Wipe and clean microwave, inside out
Wash and clean the sink and counter tops
Empty the trash cans, wash and replace liners
Vacuum and mop the floor
Wipe and clean the doors and door knobs

   

 

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