How to Prepare for a House Cleaning Service

Hiring a house cleaning service is a good way to free yourself and your family from cleaning chores, especially if you are busy or have health issues. Taking a small amount of time to prepare for the team will help you get the best service possible.

Here are the things you should do before the house cleaning service arrives:

Relay your needs

Each cleaning company is different and offers different options and plans. Never be afraid to ask questions. You want to make sure you’re on the same page as the house cleaning service and don’t want to end up missing a service that might be offered.

Visit the website and then send them an email or call if you have questions or need more information. You may want services that aren’t listed and it might be an opportunity for the service to expand, or you may want to discuss a custom plan.

The cleaning crew really wants to meet your expectations. If you have a particular area that you’d want the cleaner to devote attention to, ensure you communicate that to them upon or prior to their arrival. 

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Secure your pets

If your pets are aggressive, you must definitely have a plan in place for you to keep the cleaning team safe once they arrive. It’s a good idea for non-aggressive pets to be contained, as well, since they could become tangled in the vacuum cord or be tripped over. Pets can make it hard for the cleaners to do their work, and you want your pet to be safe, too.

Pick Up

While it seems silly to clean your home before a hired house cleaner arrives, if your home is disorganized or your kitchen counters are stacked with the dirty dishes, these things have to be done before the deep cleaning can be done. Most times we hire cleaning services to do all tasks that we hate doing. Taking thirty minutes before the house cleaners arrive to pick up clothes, toys, and dishes will help ensure they have more time to do the really deep cleaning, and the majority of clients do pick up or declutter prior to their appointment..

Avoid Lockouts

It’s essential to ensure that the cleaning service can access your home. If you are considering recurring cleans, consider a secure way of allowing them access. It is absolutely helpful to have a key on file for your team to use case you are not home. Never forget to let them know if there’s an alarm code, gate code or any other instructions.

Highlight the problem areas that require special attention

The cleaning crew really wants to meet your expectations. If you have a particular area that you’d want the cleaner to devote attention to, ensure you communicate that to them upon or prior to their arrival. 

Secure all your valuables like loose cash and jewelry

House cleaning services put their workers through a vetting process, as well as background check procedures, but leaving unattended valuables means the cleaning service, who are trained not to touch them, will have to work around them. Regardless of your level of confidence in their trustworthiness, it’s better not to create workflow roadblocks. Expedite their work by keeping all valuables in a secure area.

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