Keeping up a home can be challenging in today’s world. Face it, few of us really meet the standards of June Cleaver when it comes to housekeeping with that perfectly coiffed hair, ironed dress and smile on her face as she beckons “The Beaver” home for dinner.
The good news is none of us need to be June Cleaver to enjoy the benefits of a clean home. Hiring a cleaning service can solve all our problems – okay, most of our problems. But solving some problems is a good start and will eventually lead to less clutter, sending out bills on time and possibly, even world peace.
If you are about to hire a house cleaning professional, understand there are some misconceptions about services that should be set straight. Just like Mrs. Cleaver needed Mr. Cleaver to set “The Beaver” straight.
House Cleaning Services Are Expensive
Once upon a time, having a maid or butler was reserved for the rich and famous who were too busy shaking another martini to deal with dishes. But today, you can find reasonable cleaning services, tailor how often they come and what tasks are prioritized. Customizing cleaning services makes it affordable for most home budgets. Plus the time you save on cleaning the toilets is truly time you might actually shake something – martinis, dance moves, whatever floats your boat.
House Cleaners Don’t Care About the Mess
We understand life is hectic, but the fact is leaving laundry piles in the bedroom, stacked up dishes with caked on food in the sink and kid’s toys on the stairs is not something your cleaner has time to deal with during their regular visit.
They are pros and will be polite, of course, but these messes can make their job more difficult. Not only does clutter make the job more difficult, it adds time to the task.
Take 30 minutes or so to clear any messes that aren’t covered in the cleaning arrangement made with your service. The cleaners will love you for this and it allows them to do a better job with the details.
Pets Don’t Get in the Way
Yes, Fifi is adorable. Everyone loves your dog. I don’t even know your dog and I love your dog. But Fifi might not get along with your cleaners. They are making a ruckus in her home and might resemble thieves stealing her long-proliferated piles of dog hair accumulated under the sofa.
Even if your dog isn’t hostile to the cleaners, letting them run around while the cleaning service is working can be a hassle. There is nothing like an inefficient system of avoiding the dog behind you every time you step back with the mop. What happens if a door is left open a moment too long while they take the trash out? Set up a puppy play date or confine Fifi for the duration of the cleaning. Everyone is safer and happier.
“Unless you are certain that your pet will be comfortable with strangers in the home and will stay out of the way, it’s best to put them up when you know your housekeeper will be working.” – Home Maids Better
They Can Wait
Your house cleaners are there to work and they schedule a specific time to be at your home for a specified number of hours. They typically only get paid when they are cleaning. When they show up and you aren’t home to let them in because Elaine from the pedicure spa said she could squeeze you in, it can affect their paycheck negatively.
Give your cleaning crew enough time to deal with schedule alterations. Everyone understands that life happens and sometimes the regular schedule just won’t work. They just ask for enough time to rearrange their schedule so they aren’t left without funds they expected to earn. It may be as simple as them cleaning another home and then coming back to yours later.
Cleaners Don’t Have Time to Talk
Saying, “Hello” and asking your cleaning crew how their week is going is always welcome by our cleaning crews. Everyone likes it when the barista asks if they want extra foam on that latte. People like to be recognized and are happier in the process. Happier house cleaners are simply better housecleaners.
It can work to your advantage too. By befriending and appreciating the cleaners, they are more apt to impress you with their cleaning skills.
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