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.

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 🙂

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