Your Essential Office Cleaning Supplies for 2021

We’re just about halfway through the year, and for many, that means it’s time to restock on essential office cleaning supplies! With so many products on the market, how do business owners figure out exactly what they need and where to get it? We’ve put together a handy list with all the essential office cleaning supplies and products you should be considering for your workplace. Once your list is set, we can help ensure your quantities make sense for your needs, as well as set up a convenient and cost-effective reordering schedule, so you’re never left hanging without the right supplies.

Essential Office Cleaning Supplies

Baking Soda: Baking soda is an eco-friendly product that’s as useful in baking as it is in cleaning! An open container of baking soda can help absorb odors in fridges and cabinets and makes an effective, non-toxic cleaner in a pinch!

Disinfecting Wipes: Quality disinfecting wipes are invaluable in any work environment for cleaning common surfaces, removing allergens, and leaving behind a fresh scent. On top of helping to control the spread of germs and disease, some modern wipes are also effective in killing the coronavirus quickly and safely.

Glass Cleaner: Lots of workplaces have installed plexiglass barriers to help control the spread of germs. One downside is that splatters and smudges can develop quickly, making the whole setup pretty unattractive. With a supply of standard glass cleaner, you can quickly spruce up any space in seconds.

Air Fresheners: Commercial air fresheners come in various forms, from simple and convenient canned sanitizers to automated systems that keep bathrooms fresh 24/7 to commercial enzyme-based products. Each has its own role to fill, so be sure to fully consider all the locations where some deodorization may come in handy!

Microfiber Cleaning Cloths: If your workplace has a lot of screens, microfiber cleaning cloths are invaluable. Get rid of dust, smudges, and fingerprints, reduce annoying glare, and help keep your technology investments in great shape.

Trash Bags: Trash and waste can build up surprisingly fast in any workplace, and you have to be ready to take care of it. Good commercial bags will contain liquids, resist breakage, and contain foul odors when tied shut – not to mention keep your bins from getting coated in garbage!

Toilet Bowl Cleaner: Commercial toilet bowl cleaners are typically a bit stronger than the stuff you use at home. They can aid in removing rust and hard water buildup, killing germs, and help deodorize a bathroom. There is a wide range of options available, with different features, strengths, and scents.

Wood Polish: Do you have a lot of wood in your workplace? Protect it and keep it looking lustrous quality wood polish. Visitors will immediately take notice of the care you put into your workplace, leaving a lasting impression. Certain polishes can build up or alter the look of furniture over time, so it’s essential to consult with an expert before applying anything to your wood.

Feather Dusters: Commercial feather dusters are convenient tools because the soft feathers won’t damage fragile items or surfaces. Quickly take care of bookshelves, lights, lampshades, or areas behind furniture. When you’re done cleaning, simply shake the dust out outside to keep your dusters clean!

Floor Cleaning Solution: Floor cleaners remove stains, scratches, and scuff marks and degrease floors to restore gloss. They help eliminate the need for frequent stripping and refinishing and are typically used to maintain floors in commercial and industrial facilities, including airports, restaurants, medical offices, and manufacturing plants.

Brooms: Brooms have stiff bristles that make it easy to clear dust, dirt, and debris from non-carpeted surfaces. They can be used just about anywhere, including sidewalks, patios, indoor facilities, retail locations, and kitchens.

Vacuum: Vacuum cleaners and accessories are vital to keeping any workplace clean. Wet/dry vacs suck up debris and liquid spills, commercial upright vacuums clean hard floors and thick carpets, and backpack vacuums allow you to move around from room to room with ease. Critical-area vacuums can handle hazardous materials, fine dust particles, and hazardous materials in laboratories and cleanrooms. For smaller jobs like furniture or auto interiors, handheld vacuums can also be extremely convenient and practical. Don’t forget the dustpans and brushes!

Latex or Nitrile Gloves: Your PPE stock should always include safety gloves – either latex or nitrile. Safety gloves help protect against dirt, germs, abrasions, sticky residues, and other common contaminants and soils. Gloves generally end at the wrist or elbow but can be used with sleeve protectors for increased arm protection. Depending on your needs, specialized gloves with cut-, puncture-, and heat-resistant capabilities are available, but general-purpose gloves are ideal for the vast majority of everyday applications.

Professional Cleaning Services: A list of essential cleaning supplies wouldn’t be complete without quickly mentioning the benefits of a professional cleaning service. Having the right supplies available is the perfect first step, but you need a dedicated commercial cleaning provider to really allow your workplace to thrive. Consistent, high-quality commercial cleaning services help reduce the spread of germs and minimize sick days, boost workplace culture, improve safety, and lead to significant long-term savings. Read more in our blog, 4 Benefits of Professional Commercial Cleaning in the Workplace.

Ready to Place an Order?

If you’re ready to place an order, we’re ready to fill it. For more than 50 years, the janitorial and facility management experts at Enhancity have provided industry-leading cleaning products, equipment, and services to countless industries. Visit our Commercial Janitorial Supplies page for a detailed list of cleaning products, PPE, and more. Contact us today to place

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