Do you prepare yourself for a housecleaner?


How to prepare yourself for a housecleaner

The housecleaner is arriving in an hour and you are in a panic because everything is everywhere. The kitchen is filthy, the coffee table has a ton of mail piled on it and you still have a little work from home stuff to do or take a shower and get dressed. Wait— the whole point of hiring a professional cleaning service is for them to do the work so you don’t have to. Avoid the urge to completely clean your house before your cleaning service arrives, but know that a little prep work can go a good way. It will make your house easier to clean for the cleaning service and leave more time for your house cleaner to tackle the really tough stuff for you. Here’s what you can do:

Straighten or Pick up the Clutter for your housecleaner

Take a few minutes that morning or the night before to pick up your cluttered mess. We all have clutter, some more than others, and most cleaning services are used to it but think about how much stuff the cleaner has to move to clean under or around. This is time consuming for your housecleaner. Instead, try grouping things together or pile up your papers. If you have a lot of bathroom or dresser-top items, put them in a basket or cabinet for that day. Put toys away in the toy box and pickup the cat or dog toys so they don’t have to before vacuuming. Saving worker’s time on non-cleaning related activities translates to more actual cleaning time for your dollar. Make sense?

Wash Your Own Dishes

Since dishwashing is a job that must be done properly and carefully, it can be also be a time-consuming process. So unless you just hate doing dishes, you might prefer the worker’s time be spent doing more energy-efficient tasks. Taking the time to empty your dishwasher and drain board means your house cleaner will have more time to devote to cleaning the sink, countertops, microwave and stove.

Leave a note, or speak with your Cleaner or the “Specifics of the House”

Several of our weekly, bi-weekly and monthly clients like to speak with us at the beginning of their appointment. They like to let us know about the “specifics of the house”. Another words, “the kitchen needs extra attention, don’t move the pile of papers on the counter”, or “the kids bedroom floor has a sticky spill on it.” All of this will help your housecleaner, including us, evaluate the work that needs to be done and make the most out of your appointment or service. These are some helpful tips from The Sweeping Angels to make sure that you get the best results from your cleaning experience even if you do not choose us. Give us a call for your FREE estimate today and we will tailor the cleaning to be exactly what you want based on YOUR preferences. Or you can simply have us to call you by clicking here. Either way, we hope that you get the best experience and best results from your house cleaning services.


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