How to Get the Most Out of Your Home Cleaning Service
At LoveToClean Home Cleaning Service, we LOVE to clean homes (no surprise there), but we want you to get the most out of your home cleaning service, whether it is a one-off cleaning or on a weekly or bi-weekly basis. There are a few things you can do to prepare yourself and your home for your cleaner’s arrival.
- Prepare the House
Our cleaners are unlikely to clean up clutter so it’s best to remove any clutter before they arrive. This allows our cleaners to focus on the real cleaning – disinfecting surfaces, sweeping floors, dusting, etc. We also are not in the habit of moving furniture so if you would like our cleaners to get an area under a couch or dresser, it’s best to move it before we arrive. Consider how to store fragile and valuable items before the cleaners arrive.
- Prepare Yourself
Prepare yourself for the cleaner’s arrival by having a clear idea of what areas you want cleaned and if there are any particular areas of importance to you. Clear communication is key here, and knowing what you want ahead of time will cut down on any wasted time running around the house. If the cleaner is cleaning your house for the first time, it is helpful to do an initial walk through with the cleaner, highlighting important areas or providing a list. Once your cleaner gets used to your routine, a walk through is not necessary every time.
- Respect the Cleaner’s Time
Many cleaners are contracted on an hourly basis so their goal is to get as much done as possible within that time constraint. While offering food, drink or a chat may seem like a kind thing to do, an errant conversation can prevent your cleaner from completing the job to their, or your, satisfaction.
- Tip the Cleaner
Tipping is not expected or required, but a nice cash bonus or gift at the end of the year can go a long way to show your appreciation and help develop a trusting relationship with your cleaner. After all, the cleaner sees your house at its worst and makes it its best. It’s natural to have a friendly and trusting relationship with someone who handles your personal belongings on a regular basis.
Finally, at LoveToClean Home Cleaning Service, we’re here to make your home as happy and clean as possible. We are fully licensed and insured, giving you peace of mind when considering hiring a house cleaning service. If you live in Acton, Concord, Maynard, Sudbury, Wayland, Weston, Stow, Littleton, Boxboro or Carlisle, LTC Home Cleaning Service would LOVE to clean your home! Call us today at 978-263-5448.