The reputation that Country Club life has, generally, wouldn’t be what it is without country clubs being unusually neat and clean places. The reason that country club cleanliness is so complex is due to the sheer size of most club properties, and the huge number of different rooms and spaces that offer such different experiences.
Country clubs will usually feature one or more reception areas, common areas, libraries, gyms, locker rooms and similar facilities, pools, game rooms, bars, relaxation rooms, tennis courts, and a golf course. No two of these rooms or areas will have exactly the same cleaning procedures, nor will they require the same cleaning tools and supplies. Fear not! Here are some tips to help keep your country club par for the clean course:
The Daily Dirt
Regardless of the room or area in question, there are some fundamental cleaning tasks that should be done on the daily if your country club is to maintain a preferable sanitary level. This includes sweeping or vacuuming, mopping hardwood or non-carpet floors, wiping down (disinfecting) all chairs, table tops, countertops, bar areas, and other commonly used surfaces, and wiping and disinfecting all sinks, toilets, and other similar parts of all facilities.
Weekly tasks including cleaning all windows inside and out, cleaning all mirrors, dusting all furniture and fixtures, polishing wood surfaces, wiping all doors, walls, and dusting and wiping ceilings.
When it comes to bathroom and kitchen-specific weekly tasks, it’s a good idea to disinfect and deodorize all sinks and countertops, while disinfecting the floors, and even degreasing where applicable. Country club or countryside saloon, people love their greasy and fried foods!
Once a Month, at Least
Once you get a handle on daily and weekly cleaning tasks, make sure to schedule one (or two consecutive days, if needed) for monthly cleaning tasks. If you don’t seem to be able to do so, break up the different areas and rooms of your country club, and explore the idea of taking care of the monthly cleaning tasks of one or more areas or rooms of the club each week.
Whichever way suits you and your team best, here are some of what should be included in your monthly cleaning: dusting and cleaning all light fixtures (especially that chandelier in your main hallway), dusting all baseboards, polishing all wood panels, tables, and other wooden furniture and accents, emptying and sanitizing all appliances, such as your ice machine, steam cleaning your upholstery, drapes, and other such material, and the likes.
Of course, once in a while, you’ll have to slip in an annual or semi-annual task, like steam-cleaning your carpets or acid washing certain stained areas of your country club’s exterior stone. In any case, make a plan, schedule all tasks, and stay disciplined!