Retail Cleaning Checklist

Use this Retail Cleaning Checklist to ensure cleanliness and hygiene standards across all store areas for a pleasant and safe shopping environment.

Retail Cleaning Checklist



Shopping Area Cleaning

1. Are shelves dusted and cleaned?


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2. Are furniture, fixtures, and decor dusted and cleaned?


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3. Are displays and cabinets cleaned?


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4. Are all glass surfaces, partitions, and mirrors cleaned?


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5. Is merchandise organized?


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6. Are misplaced merchandise picked up and put away?


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7. Are spots on carpets, furniture, and walls cleaned?


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8. Is trash picked up?


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9. Is soft furniture vacuumed?


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10. Are carpets vacuumed?


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11. Are hard floors swept and mopped?


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12. Are trash cans emptied?


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Checkout Area Cleaning

1. Are checkout stands dusted, cleaned, and wiped down?


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2. Are any glass surfaces cleaned?


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3. Is the display area cleaned?


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4. Is merchandise organized?


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5. Are trash cans emptied?


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Restroom Cleaning

1. Is trash emptied?


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2. Are soap, hand towel dispensers, and toilet paper replenished?


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3. Are all sink surfaces, fixtures, and drains cleaned?


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4. Are mirrors and glass surfaces cleaned?


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5. Is the backsplash wiped down?


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6. Are all toilet and urinal surfaces cleaned and disinfected?


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7. Are baby changing stations cleaned and disinfected?


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8. Are cabinets and closets wiped down?


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9. Are doors and door knobs sanitized?


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10. Is the floor swept and mopped?


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Stairway Cleaning

1. Is trash picked up?


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2. Are ledges, railings, banisters, and fixtures dusted and polished?


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3. Are any glass surfaces cleaned?


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4. Are stairs and landings swept and mopped or vacuumed?


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Backroom And Storage Area Cleaning

1. Is trash picked up?


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2. Is trash emptied?


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3. Are shelves, furniture, and fixtures dusted?


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4. Are any windows cleaned?


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5. Are door handles sanitized?


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6. Are air vents cleaned?


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7. Are floors swept and mopped?


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Back Office Cleaning

1. Are trash bins emptied?


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2. Are glass surfaces, including windows and window sills, cleaned?


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3. Are desks, chairs, tables, and counters dusted, wiped, and polished?


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4. Are telephones, light switches and lamps, door handles, and other frequently touched items sanitized?


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5. Are tables and desks decluttered and organized?


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6. Are hard floor surfaces mopped?


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7. Are carpets and soft furniture vacuumed?


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Breakroom Cleaning

1. Is trash picked up?


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2. Is old refrigerator food thrown out?


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3. Are trash cans emptied?


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4. Are clean dishes unloaded from the dishwasher and put away?


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5. Are dirty dishes loaded into the dishwasher and a cycle started?


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6. Are countertops and sinks cleaned and sanitized?


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7. Are the outside of cupboards, drawers, and refrigerators wiped down?


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8. Are the insides and outsides of microwaves cleaned?


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9. Are doors and door handles wiped and sanitized?


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10. Are floors vacuumed or swept and mopped?


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Fitting Rooms

1. Are room surfaces and mirrors cleaned and sanitized?


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2. Are room floors vacuumed or swept?


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3. Are room curtains or doors clean and in good condition?


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Exterior And Parking Lot

1. Are litter and debris removed from the exterior area?


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2. Is the parking lot swept or power washed to remove dirt and stains?


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3. Is proper lighting ensured in the exterior area?


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General Maintenance

1. Are burnt-out light bulbs inspected and replaced?


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2. Are any damages or malfunctions repaired or reported?


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3. Is regular maintenance conducted on heating, ventilation, and air conditioning systems?


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Entrance And Exit Cleaning

1. Are the doors and window glasses cleaned for both exteriors and interiors?


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2. Are the door handles cleaned/disinfected?


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3. Is the signage around the doorway cleaned?


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4. Are the exterior trash cans emptied?


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5. Are the exterior planters, benches, and trash cans cleaned?


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6. Is litter picked up?


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7. Are cobwebs removed from the entryway?


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8. Is detailed floor cleaning performed?


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9. Are the entryway and doormats vacuumed or swept?


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