Office Cleaning Supplies You Need to Stock Up On

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It may seem obvious to keep the office spotless, but why is it so crucial? A company’s image can be directly seen in its tidy office. It demonstrates how much the business values quality and customer pleasure, two things that should be its top priorities. It’s crucial to understand the value cleaning contributes to the workspace whether you are in charge of a facility’s cleaning or have been hired to clean an office.


We all know how busy offices can get. With a busy office, keeping the space clean becomes a hassle since you’d want to focus on your work rather than your working environment. That’s why offices tend to pass this responsibility to commercial cleaning companies. However, there are times when cleaning yourself is more efficient than hiring (even if it isn’t your favorite chore). 


Having said that, it’s possible that the lack of the necessary equipment and supplies is what makes cleaning so painful for you. Fortunately, cleaning supplies are widely available and reasonably priced. In this article, we’ve listed a few must-have office cleaning supplies that would help you make cleaning less of a pain.


Broom and Dustpan

We know what you’re thinking ‘What’s the use of a broom and dustpan if you have a vacuum cleaner?’. To answer your question, there are instances where vacuum cleaners aren’t as practical. An example would be crumbs that have fallen on the floor. It would be a hassle to set up the vacuum just to clean up those crumbs when you can just invest in a high-quality broom and dustpan you can use for simpler cleaning tasks. 


A broom with robust synthetic bristles and flagged ends is what you should search for. This will improve the broom’s ability to collect dirt, dust, and hair. When necessary, a broom with synthetic bristles makes it simpler to clean with soap and water.


Vacuum Cleaner

In order to remove dust and grime, a vacuum cleaner will always be useful, regardless of the type of floors you have. Choose a model with the appropriate attachments if your office has carpeted flooring and/or area rugs to avoid snagging the pile. If you’re worried about not having enough storage space then handheld vacuums with the same suction power would be your best option. Purchasing one with a HEPA filter is highly suggested and make sure to always wash the filters regularly to preserve your vacuum and allow it to perform at its best. 



It’s preferable if you can mop your floors after sweeping or vacuuming in order to maintain their shine. Mopping can substitute for the buffing stage to provide a good spotless finish, particularly on tile floors. Additionally, it can remove any remaining dirt that the vacuum or broom may have missed. An important reminder would be to buy the types of mop that works best for your floor type to achieve maximum results!

microfiber cloths

Microfiber Cloths

Almost every household now uses microfiber cloths to assist them with cleaning. Even professionals use them as well because the fibers in microfiber are so little and dense, there is more surface area for dirt and dust to adhere to, making microfiber a better cleaning material. Microfiber is also positively charged, it grabs and hangs onto negatively charged dirt like a magnet. That’s why including them in your office cleaning supplies is a must.



A bucket is not typically necessary for easy cleaning tasks, but it is still a useful item to have on hand. When mopping floors, a bucket comes in very handy. You can use one bucket to hold the soap solution and another as your rinse bucket. Similar to a storage caddy, you can also use a bucket to store your cleaning products. Keeping one or two buckets is enough.


Different Types of Brushes/Sponges

You’ll need something more powerful, like a brush or sponge, for filth and grime that won’t come off with a fast wipe down with a cleaning cloth. You’ll also require various brushes or sponges, depending on the cleaning task. Cleaning is not a ‘one size fits all’; the same is with your brushes/sponges. You should include a toilet brush, grout brush, steel wool, and a dishwashing soap sponge in your office cleaning supplies


Proper Cleaning Solutions

When we say proper cleaning solutions we don’t mean hot water alone. Some people think that using hot water without soap in wiping surfaces would kill bacteria and viruses. However, this cleaning myth has been debunked several times since not a single study has proven that hot/high-temperature water alone kills bacteria and viruses. It is important to know what cleaning solutions would work best on what type of surface. Some cleaning solutions you might want to look into are all-purpose cleaner, wood cleaner and polish, glass cleaner, stainless steel cleaner, tile cleaner, toilet bowl cleaner, disinfectant, and white vinegar that people often use as a natural disinfectant. 


Disposable Gloves

With all the harsh cleaning chemicals you might be using, irritating your skin is not impossible to happen. Keeping a stash of disposable gloves would provide your skin some protection against those chemicals or any hazards, while still allowing you to move freely and have good sensitivity. 

hand sanitizer

Hand Sanitizers

Hand sanitizer is the final cleaning product you need to use. Offices are notorious for having poor hygiene since staff members will frequently report for duty while sick. Having hand sanitizer and hand gel on hand for staff to use is one approach to fight the problems that arise in offices. By doing this, you’ll be able to raise the standard of hygiene at your office and stop infections from spreading there. Since hand sanitizer lowers the number of bacteria on hands and operates swiftly to kill microorganisms, it has been shown to be more effective than simple hand washing. To promote hygiene at your workplace, make sure hand sanitizer is readily available.


After stocking up on these must-have office cleaning supplies, the next step would be to create your cleaning schedule to ensure your office is always kept tidy even if the whole office is busy finishing their tasks. Doing this would also allow you to detect any cleaning issues you haven’t noticed before.


If you’re finding you have too much work to do from your office and don’t have the time to clean it, why not give Burgos Cleaning a call? We are a team of cleaning service professionals that ensure all critical parts of your office are in top condition and create a comfortable working environment. Contact us now to avail the best commercial cleaning services around Middlesex County and New Haven County, Connecticut!