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A Cleaning Checklist for Your Retail Store

Running a retail store takes a lot of work! From managing employees and inventory to stocking products and serving customers, there is always work to be done. With so many tasks that you and your employees need to complete, adding cleaning responsibilities to the list can be difficult or even impossible. Not only does your store need to look clean, but it also needs to be disinfected to keep your employees healthy and able to work, and to keep all of your shoppers safe.

With retail cleaning services from Stratus Building Solutions, you can focus on the day-to-day operations of your store while being assured that all of your cleaning needs are being professionally handled. Your local Stratus franchisee will go over your store’s needs and daily routines to help you come up with a personalized cleaning schedule. Whether you need janitorial services to ensure your store is clean before opening or at the close of business, or day porter services for a busy store that needs cleaning services throughout the day, we will ensure your needs are met. Still considering handling your store’s cleaning tasks on your own? Here is a standard store cleaning checklist for an
average retail business:

Retail Store Floor Cleaning Checklist

  • Vacuum carpets
  • Sweep and mop hard floors
  • Empty trash cans
  • Dust display fixtures, shelves, and counters
  • Sanitize counters, doorknobs, and door handles

Retail Store Office Cleaning Checklist

  • Vacuum carpets
  • Sweep and mop hard floors
  • Empty trash cans

Retail Store Breakroom Cleaning Checklist

  • Vacuum carpets
  • Sweep and mop hard floors
  • Empty trash cans
  • Wipe down counters, microwaves, and tables
  • Restock soap and paper towels

Retail Store Bathroom Cleaning Checklist

  • Vacuum carpets
  • Sweep and mop hard floors
  • Empty trash cans
  • Wipe down counters and mirrors
  • Sanitize counters, doorknobs, and door handles
  • Restock soap, paper towels, and toilet paper
  • Clean and sanitize toilets, urinals, and sinks

Retail Store Exterior Cleaning Checklist

  • Sweep, mop, and/or vacuum entrance walkways as applicable
  • Empty trash cans
  • Wipe down windows and glass doors
  • Sanitize doorknobs and door handles


This is just a basic cleaning checklist for an average store. Many stores may actually have additional, unique needs based on their volume of shoppers or the products that they sell. Let Stratus help you ensure that your store is clean so that you can focus on running a successful business! Contact us today to discuss your needs for retail cleaning services.

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