Smoothly running a retail store takes a lot of work! In addition to looking clean, your retail store also needs to be disinfected to keep your employees healthy and able to work safely, along with keeping all of your customers safe. A clean and well-maintained retail environment enhances the overall aesthetics of your store as well as playing a crucial role in developing a positive shopping experience for your customers. Creating a cleaning schedule for a retail store is essential to maintaining a clean and safe environment for your employees and customers. The following article will provide you with a general cleaning schedule for your retail store’s smooth operation.
What Should A Retail Store Cleaning Schedule Include?
The following are some key areas of your retail store that should be cleaned regularly :
Retail Store Floor Cleaning: This includes vacuuming carpets, sweeping and mopping hard floor surfaces, and emptying trash cans.
Retail Store Breakroom Cleaning: When cleaning your retail store’s breakroom, ensure that you empty out trash cans, vacuum the floors, wipe down counters, microwaves, and tables, and restock soap and paper towels.
Retail Store Restroom Cleaning: Cleaning the restrooms in your retail store includes vacuuming and mopping the floors, emptying trash cans, and sanitizing counters and mirrors. It is crucial to also clean and sanitize toilets, urinals, and sinks. Ensure that you restock the soap, paper towels, and toilet paper.
Cleaning Retail Store’s Exterior: This includes sweeping, mopping, and/or vacuuming the entrance walkways as required, and wipe down windows and glass doors, as well as sanitizing doorknobs and door handles.
Additional Retail Store Cleaning Schedule Tips
Here are some additional retail store cleaning tips to help you with your cleaning schedule:
De-clutter your space
It is important to ensure that your retail store’s racks and shelves are appealing to the eyes of the shoppers since untidy and cluttered racks will likely be ignored by prospective shoppers.
Dusting your retail space
Dust accumulation builds quickly on shelves and countertops in a retail store, and bright lighting also draws attention to any small debris or visible dust particles. Dust all areas from top to bottom on a regular basis including the shelves, racks, and display cases.
Clean the glass and mirrors
There will be plenty of fingerprints and dust on mirrors and glass surfaces by the end of a busy day. It is helpful to schedule a specific time each day to clean glass items and mirrors to keep them looking their best, as clean glass can be the ultimate feature for some shoppers.
Disinfect and sanitize regularly
Utilize disinfecting products to wipe down door handles in the fitting rooms and restrooms, and all other surfaces that get touched often. In addition, ensure to wipe down the register space and the area behind it.
Some retail stores may have additional and unique needs depending on the volume of shoppers or the products they sell. Regency Cleaning Services has the expertise, knowledge, and specialized equipment and processes to effectively clean and maintain all of the areas within your retail store. Our cleaning professionals will consider your retail store’s needs and daily routines to guide you in creating a personalized cleaning schedule for your retail store so that you can continue with safe, healthy, and pristine-looking operations for your business. To get started, request a quote or contact us today!