In far too many homes there are people running around trying to get their house in order. They want to clean it before the professional cleaning service arrives. Yes, they clean for the cleaning person. While it might sound counterintuitive to clean up for the people that are paid to clean for you, there are some things you should do.
One of the biggest and best things you can do for your house cleaner is to remove the clutter. After all, he or she needs to be able to get to the surfaces that need cleaning. Most, if not all of these people are there to clean, not organize. You will get more out of the surface if the person designated to clean does not have to spend all of his or her time moving your old mail, kid’s toys, and the like.
There are a variety of tips and tricks to making the clutter pick up quicker and simpler. Put any used cups in the fridge. This will keep the contents cold and get them out of the way. Dirty clothes can go in the washer so that they are not only out of the way; they are one step closer to being cleaned.
Find one place where you can stash what you do not have time to go through before the professional house cleaner arrives. Once your home is clean you can then find the time to go through it all. A closet or spare room that is not used is a great place for this stuff.
Another thing that you can and should do before your home cleaning service arrives is to put away any important documents. This will not only secure your information from curious eyes, it will also ensure that they are not mistaken for trash and thrown away.
While you would like to think you can trust everyone that comes into your home. That is often not the case. Do not leave valuables around your home. This includes jewelry, small electronics, and cash. While you are sure the company did a background check, you will feel better knowing these things are locked up. This is especially true if you do not plan to be home the entire time your home is being cleaned.
On that note, if you are not planning on being home while your house is being cleaned, be sure that he or she can get into your home. Give her a key and the alarm code. You may want to pop by at some point to check out the situation, especially if this is the first time you are leaving the cleaning person alone in your home.
Be sure to make a mental note of what is broken and needs to be fixed. After all, you would not like it if someone wrongly accused you of breaking something that was already in need of repair. It is the quickest way to lose a good cleaner.