4 Essential Cleaning Supplies to Keep in Office


Although cleaning your workspace requires commercial cleaning services, basic cleanliness is still essential in daily maintaining a desirable work environment. Thus, familiarising with some vital office cleaning supplies is still an awareness every employee must consider as part of their regular office responsibility.

Here are some reasons why it’s valuable to maintain a clean workplace.

  • With COVID-19, hygiene is now important in preventing the spread of unwanted contagious illnesses which may affect the company’s productivity and overall profitability.
  • If you value your business reputation, a clean work environment appeals to all stakeholders, not just your employees, but more so to investors and the general public.
  • More than external feedback, it reflects on your character and how you perform beyond professional aspects. Many often overlook that personality is still a relevant quality.

These are just the first step to understanding the importance of cleaning the office. The next step is to create a strategic action plan to achieve a clean workplace. You’ll need to have the proper equipment at the ready to do this.

Office Cleaning Supplies in 4 Categories

The supplies you need to have in your office can be divided into four categories: floor, kitchen, bathroom, and general use. So, look at the specific materials you’ll need to clean your office through the list below.

Floor Cleaning Supplies

It is estimated that office workers walk an average of 7000 steps a day from the moment they enter the office to leaving.

With this traffic, the possibility of food spilling and dirty shoes is highly plausible. You are probably saying in your mind; that’s what janitorial staff are for. Although it’s valid to use this as reasoning, a little help wouldn’t hurt on your part, especially if your office space is not big.

Here are some essential floor supplies and some top recommendations.

  • Broom, dustpan, and brush
  • Vacuum cleaner
  • Floor cleaning solution
  • Bucket
  • Floor mop

Kitchen Cleaning Supplies

Wouldn’t it be nice if the place where you prepare hot beverages and eat your lunch is always clean? Imagine if it’s the opposite. Your supposed break time is disrupted by all the mess lying around.

Specific supplies for office kitchens are:

  • Sink scrubbers (most effective tool if added with warm or hot water)
  • Disinfecting counter sprays (these are highly flammable, but since they are chemically infused, they eliminate bacteria like salmonella, E-coli, listeria, and flu viruses)
  • Baking soda (it can be a sink or countertop scrubber)
  • Dish soap

These kitchen supplies might not be as relevant as your printer or desk table, but admit it or not, the kitchen is a suitable environment for venting away from the stressful workload. But, of course, it won’t serve this purpose if it’s a dirty kitchen.

Bathroom Cleaning Supplies

The Ministry of Health values the reproductive health and wellness of all Singaporeans, especially since it’s undeniable that some human waste-transmitted diseases can quickly spread. Thus, bathroom hygiene is crucial.

Make sure your office has regular supplies of;

  • Toilet paper
  • Toilet bowl cleaner and brush
  • Antibacterial soap
  • Plunger
  • Paper towels
  • Sponge mop and dry mop

To improve the ambience of your bathroom and remove lingering odours, you can add air fresheners inside. More than making the room smell fresh, these products can also eliminate bacteria and allergens in the air.

General Supplies

As the term indicates, these are supplies that apply to all office areas and are usually the ones that employees, janitors, and commercial cleaning services in Singapore excessively consume.

Examples are:

  • All-purpose stain and spot remover
  • Disinfecting wipes
  • Facial tissues
  • Feather duster (this one is a one-time purchase but considered general supplies because all areas do have tables and windows)
  • Glass/window cleaner
  • Gloves (reusable or disposable, but since sustainability matters, it is best recommended to choose the former)
  • Hand soap
  • Micro-fibre cleaning cloths (highly reusable)
  • Paper towels (Brawny or Bounty, depending on your preference)
  • Trash bags (Glad is a well-known brand for offices since it is heavy-duty)
  • Wood polish (only if you still have some wooden areas)


With these supplies readily in the office, you can immediately respond to all the common emergencies during work hours. Spillage, dirt, and messy countertops are pretty much standard matters. Having access to these supplies offers quick cleaning when needed.

However, if more complex cleaning requirements are needed, it is better to seek professional commercial cleaning services.

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