Cleaning checklist template

In this article you will find a template for Excel with which you can easily check whether all necessary cleaning work has been done.

Of course, you can also use the checklist for yourself to work through all necessary cleaning steps step by step.

This template is therefore intended for cleaning personnel as well as for the customer to check.

Update: More plaster plans have been integrated. For the children’s room, for gastronomy and for toilets.

How does the checklist for cleaning work?

It is very simple. First you download the template at the end of this article. Then open it with your software that uses tables – probably Microsoft Excel.

Since you certainly don’t want to carry your computer or notebook with you when cleaning, it makes sense to print out the checklist. So open the print dialog with CTRL+P and print the list.

Now you can take the checklist with you and use it on site.

In the left column all activities are listed, which you can of course still adapt and extend. In the column next to it you can see the frequency. To make sure that everything has been done correctly, you can enter a date in the last columns and mark the activity as completed with a cross, circle or other symbol.

A circle was used in the example.

Which checkpoints does the list contain?

The cleaning plan is divided into areas where cleaning is required and the activities that need to be carried out there. In detail there are the following points:

In the office:

  • Empty trash can
  • Carpet vacuuming
  • Watering indoor plants
  • Cleaning office equipment/computers
  • Wipe office furniture and oil it if necessary
  • Cleaning windows
  • Cleaning blinds
  • Carpet cleaning
  • Cleaning up storage space

Entrance area/reception:

  • Empty trash can
  • Clean reception counter/area
  • Empty waste paper baskets
  • Carpet vacuuming
  • Watering indoor plants
  • Clean office equipment/computer
  • Wipe office furniture and oil it
  • Cleaning windows
  • Cleaning blinds
  • Clean carpet
  • Cleaning up storage space
  • Update postings


  • Cleaning toilets and washbasins
  • Sweep the floor
  • Refill paper towels
  • Wet mopping the floor
  • Refill toilet paper
  • Check for leaks
  • Changing towels
  • Refill soap dispenser

Office building:

  • Testing the security system
  • Spray against vermin
  • Testing smoke detector/sprinkler system
  • Heating and air conditioning system maintenance
  • Paint walls


  • Sweep the parking lot
  • Garden maintenance
  • Spray plant/insect protection
  • Renew parking space markings
  • Clean/repair/update signposts

Screenshot of the cleaning checklist

Screenshot Cleaning Checklist for Excel
Screenshot Cleaning Checklist for Excel

Download cleaning checklist

Below you’ll find the checklist as an excel-file. If you like it, I’m looking forward to a little donation 🙂

Tidy up plan for kids room

It is certainly always a special challenge to get the child or children to clean up the room. Whether a plan for this always works, of course, can not be answered here.

However, it always has a positive effect when children are given clear rules to guide them. For this purpose, the children’s room plan is presented here. It is divided into morning, noon and evening. Tasks such as airing, making the bed, putting toys away, etc. are typical for things that occur in the children’s room.

Especially important: Offer one or more rewards! Such incentives reinforce the desire to do everything right. Both sides benefit. It’s best to choose a reward that involves the whole family. Such as a visit to the zoo or something similar.

The tasks are only entered as placeholders. You can adapt them to your needs as you wish.

Kids room tidy up plan
Tidy up plan for kids

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Cleaning plan for gastronomy

In the hospitality industry, hygiene compliance is further regulated by the FDA and FSIS. This quality tool includes hazard analysis and critical control or steering points with regard to food production and processing.

To meet these requirements, cleaning should or even must be recorded. Apparently, this applies to any size of operation. For this control I have now prepared the following template. You can use it to record exactly which items are to be cleaned, when and by whom. In addition, the cleaning is still recorded with a control or protocol slip and confirmed with signature.

The process is limited to cleaning work that occurs daily and weekly in the kitchen or at the preparation site.

Daily cleaning plan for gastronomy
Daily cleaning plan

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Control list for toilet cleaning

This form of list can be seen in almost all public toilets and silent restrooms of companies: The control list for the toilet. In order for this article to really support most forms of cleaning schedules, this form of protocol is also available for download.

Toilet cleaning control list
Control list for cleaning the toilets

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General Cleaning Schedule Template for Multiple People

If you are looking for a cleaning schedule that can conveniently handle almost any cleaning task, this template is for you.

It is prepared for the normal household: kitchen, bathroom, hallway or staircase. Up to 5 persons can be defined as responsible persons. In addition, the work can be divided into daily, weekly, monthly or “as needed”.

The tasks are already given, but can of course be adapted and supplemented as desired.

General cleaning planner
General cleaning planner

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