How to Clean Your Classroom
Posted on: October 10th, 2013 by First Coast Home Pros
It seems a teacher’s work is never done. There are many demands a teacher must meet, from teaching students, grading papers to maintaining a clean classroom. Meeting your goals for a clean and safe learning experience can be made easy if you follow these guidelines.
Here are four basic cleaning steps that will help you create a clean and attractive classroom environment. These services should be performed at the beginning of the year, during winter and spring break, and at the end of the year in order to maintain a clean learning environment.
De-clutter and Organize
The first step to getting your classroom clean is creating an organized room and removing the clutter. There are many simple and effective ways to organize your classroom papers and materials, most of which are cost effective. Once you have found the system that works best for you, stick to it. Be sure to empty and discard all trash or unwanted materials such as outdated paper as well as broken items like crayons and pencils. This step is very important in cleaning your classroom as it makes cleaning the classroom easier.
Dust your Classroom
Next, dust your classroom. Check out our High Duster Kit, it's perfect for dusting all your surfaces. Start at the top and work your way to the bottom. When dusting, be sure to include items such as vents, black and white boards, all shelves and cabinets, windows and door frames, as well as anything hanging on the walls such as mirrors, plaques, pictures or coat racks.
Deep Clean from Top to Bottom
After you, dust, bring out the cleaners and washes. In classrooms, it may be preferred to use homemade cleaners or other natural products. Our Ultra Pure Water Cleaning products are the ideal way to accomplish your classroom cleaning goals without the use of harsh chemicals and cross contamination.
If you choose harsher cleaning materials, make sure your classroom is well ventilated. Wash walls, cabinets, shelves, countertops, students’ tables, teacher’s desk, and chairs.
If you have a sink in your classroom, don’t forget to clean it and make sure that it isn’t clogged.
Finish with the Floor
Once you have completed the dusting process, vacuum the floor to clear out all remnants of dust and dirt. Sweep and mop areas of tile. Our innovative pocket mops, along with our unique cleaning frames and carts provide the ultimate No-Touch systems to control cross contamination are a perfect way to keep your classroom and school clean. Click to view out full line of microfiber cleaning tools and equipment. Also, move and shake out any rugs if you have them in your classroom.
Throughout the year, it is very effective to have a weekly and daily cleaning schedule. This will keep your classroom germ-free and help reduce the chances of spreading any illnesses that may enter the classroom. Here is a checklist for daily cleaning services in your classroom. You can even enlist the help of your students; this will not only help make cleaning easier for you but also teach students to be helpful, respectful of property, and share the importance of maintaining clean habits.
- Stack chairs so the custodian can vacuum efficiently
- Pick up all trash and debris
- Tidy up all classroom materials and put them where they belong
- Use disinfectant wipes to wipe the tops of students desks
- Wipe black and white boards as well as the ledges
Maintaining a clean classroom ensures a safe and germ-free learning environment.
There are many products that IPC Eagle offers that can assist you in the process. See the photos below of some of our classroom cleaning solutions in action!