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Retail cleaning checklist

Retail cleaning checklist

Retail Cleaning Checklist

Shopping is more like a favorite pastime for a lot of people. The cleaner the vibe and the fresher space, the better will be the experience that your customers will have at your store. This right here is why retail cleaning is something you should take seriously. Since there’s too much ground to cover and a lot of aisles and products to clean, it is important that you follow a standard retail cleaning checklist that covers every part of your premise.

On an overall note, these are what your everyday retail cleaning should revolve around

  • Scrubbing and maintenance of floors
  • Cleaning all your public conveniences and restrooms
  • Mirrors, doors, glasses, and window cleaning
  • Cleaning and stain removal of carpets
  • Ventilation and air ducts cleaning
  • Concourse cleaning
  • Scrubbing, dusting, and organizing your products or merchandise
  • High touch-points disinfection and sanitization

But if you were to ask a professional like JBN Cleaning, we would want you to ideally break down your routines into smaller portions and checking every basic thing off of those lists.

Our cleaners typically go for a four-part cleaning routine.

  1. Entrance, exit, and reception areas
  2. Product showcase area
  3. Breakrooms or restrooms
  4. Stairways, lifts, or escalators
  5. Billing counter

1. Entrance, exit, and reception areas

These areas count the most for your first impression and it gives the first push for the customer to walk in and take a look around. Ensure that you cover the following major routines every day.

  • Vacuum and sweep any litter
  • Dust cobwebs and remove surface dirt from the floor, walls, and furniture
  • Cleaning of doormats if any
  • Use glass cleaner for any smooth glassy surface to clear away handprints and other dirt particles
  • A dusting of the banner or sign of the brand at the doorway
  • Dust, wipe and polish the tables, desks, light fixtures, or electronic gadgets
  • Sanitise the overall area especially the high touch surfaces like the handles
  • Make sure your décor looks on point along with neatly arranged coffee tables and magazines if any
  • Mop and clean the hard flooring with disinfectant
  • Empty the trash bins and replace liners wherever necessary

2. Store area with the product showcase

Here comes the most crucial part. This is the make or break space for your business. The more attractive the way you place and showcase your products, the better will be your chances of making a sale happen.

  • Proper dusting and cleaning of shelves and aisles
  • Wiping of both the interior and exterior of glass display units
  • Cleaning of the partitions between the shopping aisles along with any mirror surfaces
  • Ensuring the window, window sills, décor articles, furniture are all kept presentable
  • Spots and stains off the carpet, floor, or walls should be paid attention to every day so as to not let them accumulate over a period of time
  • All the soft furnishing should be vacuumed
  • Mop and clean the hard flooring with disinfectant
  • Empty the trash bins and replace liners wherever necessary
  • Also, clean the air vents regularly to prevent blockages

3. Restroom areas

Give your customers a fresh vibe in all your remote corners including your restroom by going for an impeccable retail cleaning service. Here’s a retail cleaning checklist of things for you to implement in the restroom on your daily cleaning.

  • Cleaning, disinfecting, and sanitization of toilet bowls, washbasins, seats, and the rim
  • Disinfection of high touch-points including flush handles, doorknobs, tissue dispensers, etc
  • Replenish the soap and tissue dispensers after wiping their respective surfaces
  • Mop and clean the hard flooring with disinfectant
  • Empty the trash bins and replace liners wherever necessary

4. Stairways, lifts, or escalator structures

They help commute between different parts of your retail store and hence, you should ensure that you maintain this space clean too.

  • Mopping, vacuuming, and sweeping the stairs and landings
  • Dusting and proper polishing of the ledges, railings, fixtures, and banisters
  • Cleaning of handles, elevator buttons, and the mirror or glass surface till they shine perfectly
  • Disinfecting high touch prone surfaces

5. Billing counter

And there comes the final area where you make your sale happen. Combining an impeccable mastery of cleaning along with a keen vision of marketing, you can make your customers buy more than what they originally came here for.

  • Dust, clean, wipe and disinfect checkout stands
  • Disinfect high touch points like the railings if any along with the buttons of card machines
  • Clean off product placement space at the checkout
  • Organize highly marketable products at the checkout for added returns
  • Mop and clean the hard flooring with disinfectant
  • Empty the trash bins and replace liners wherever necessary

Why will a professional be your better option than hiring a janitor?

Being an SME in the extremely competitive arena of retail, you’ll have to ideally be focussing all your energy on branding, marketing, franchise expansion & development of your business. Having to overlook cleaning at all your corners would only be an added burden on your retail cleaning checklist. The entire process of hiring, training, screening and processing payrolls can be draining your operational expenses.

It is thus comparatively easy to hire professional retail cleaning services who will take increased accountability in everything they do for you. Since their business depends on your satisfaction, they’ll be extra cautious to leave no corner unattended.

In addition, the supplies utilized for cleaning are very expensive. Not two floors are the same and neither are any two places within the same building. The demands of each surface vary from one another and you’d have to search for all of those if you want your janitor to do a good job. And there comes equipment that keeps upgrading with time.

A company like JBN Cleaning will help you cover this with ease. We come with our own supplies and all the latest equipment on the market. Since we are eco-conscious and only stick to green cleaning routines, we use carefully hand-picked organic supplies that pose no risks of allergies, pungent smells, or respiratory problems for you shoppers.

We have been in this space for over 10 years now and we are backed by our extensive portfolio of diverse job profiles. We can do an amazing job for you where you don’t have to move a muscle after hiring us.

Want a free quote for your space? Call us at 0291885449 to schedule an appointment for us to inspect your requirements today!


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JBN Cleaning has been catering to all walks of cleaning for over a decade now. They employ this comprehensive experience to offer all their clients the best quality deliverables that exceed expectations. Be it your office cleaning, warehouse cleaning, industries, factories, educational institutions, or hospital cleaning. We’ll take care of all of it for you.

With advanced equipment, they’ll offer niche cleaning of any intensity without much back and forth. They do this all within the promised timeframes that you mutually fixate on during our first set of sales discussions. Our quotations are all customized to suit your exact requirements, so you only pay for what you opt for with us.

Even if you have any restoration works like garden maintenance or swimming pool re-dos, we’ll do it as per your requirement. All our cleaners carry a comprehensive experience that covers almost all the sectors there are. We can thus offer you even specific deep cleaning and disinfection services that can help you decontaminate your space and give it a fresh makeover.

We are recognized as the best commercial cleaning company in Sydney for the unmatchable work that we offer our clientele. We have worked with some of the best-known brands in Australia, and our client retention rate has stood at an unmatchable 85% for over ten years now. 100% satisfaction of clients is what we aspire to achieve time and again.

As a part of your package, we will:

  • Cover the corner to corner of your premises and do all the basic cleaning, sweeping, and mopping procedures
  • Send the right amount of resources that would be enough to cover the entire procedure as quickly as possible
  • Offer after-hours cleaning services or recurring cleaning packages like daily, weekly, bi-weekly, or monthly routines
  • Provide you comprehensive workers’ compensation schemes and insurance benefits to take care of any repairs or repercussions
  • Complete green cleaning procedures that are safe for the environment and your premises
  • Get access to supplies that are globally approved on their effectiveness against particular cleaning goals
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We have a history of 10+ years that has been backing us up so far with a seamless reputation for our spotless cleaning services. Be it the commercial segment or residential requirements, people have been choosing us for the dedication that we ever so offer.

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