When it comes to hiring a maid service, there's a common saying about "cleaning up for the maid." While it may sound amusing, there's actually some truth to it. Tidying up and cleaning are distinct yet interconnected tasks, and neglecting the former can hinder your maid's ability to perform the latter. So, rather than cleaning before the maid arrives (which defeats the purpose), think of it as being prepared instead.
Enlisting the help of a maid service can be a game-changer, saving you valuable time and eliminating the hassle of cleaning. However, to ensure both you and your maid are delighted with the results, it's essential to know how to prepare your house for a cleaning service. Fortunately, it mainly involves developing simple habits that, when done before each visit, will save your maid time. This, in turn, translates to better value for your money and superior results.
In this blog post, we will explore the key steps to prepare your house for a maid service visit. These are small but impactful actions that you can easily incorporate into your routine. By following these guidelines, you'll streamline the cleaning process, maximize efficiency, and enhance the overall experience for both you and your maid. So, let's dive in and discover the secrets to a seamless and productive maid service visit. With these tips, you'll be able to optimize your cleaning service and unlock the full benefits of premium house cleaning services you can trust. Get ready to experience a spotless and well-maintained home without the stress and effort.
Pick up things that might get in the way
The thing about tidying up is that you’re the only person who will know how to do it right in your house because only you know each object’s rightful place. A maid going into an untidy room will most likely move things in bulk around the place— and the nice ones will attempt to organize them a little— but it’s not something that you’ll find in most cleaning companies’ checklist, and some things can even be misplaced. This takes time away from their visit, which could be better spent cleaning up! Next time you’re expecting a maid’s visit, go over the checklist and pick up things that are lying around the rooms that will be cleaned and could end up being obtrusive.
Find a place for your pets to hang out
It should come as no surprise (we hope!) that you should put aggressive pets away if a maid—which in your pet’s eyes is another stranger—is coming into your house, regardless of size, breed, and even species, although you should pay special attention to where you’re going to keep large dogs. But they’re not the ones that you should worry about, because sometimes it’s the friendliest of pets that make cleaning more difficult than it already is. A cat that keeps leaving hair over an already-clean spot or a lazy dog sleeping on the floor you’re about to mop represent time effort that you can save for your maid!
Help them get in and out
Many professional cleaning services give you the option of having your house cleaning done when you’re outside elsewhere, but it’s important that you make sure that they have more than the key to the front door if you’re opting to have recurring cleans. Even if your preferred maid company offers you a key service, you should make it clear if there are special instructions they should follow when entering your home. We're talking about gate and alarm codes, neighborhood watches, and even quirks in the way to open your locks (like turning the key while pushing the whole door or it gets stuck, for example). Trust us, there’s nothing more than coming home to a clean house, but helping the people that made it possible to have an easy time goes a long way.
Give them a little house tour
You probably made the company aware of any special cleaning instructions and requirements for your home beforehand, but if this is going to be their first visit, it can help out a lot (and further clear things up for both) if you have a little face-to-face time with the maid and take them on a little house tour. A tour can help with further detailing what you want out of the service and what actions or products to avoid. This will not only help you get better and more consistent results, but it can build up the trust between you and them, and that’s an important part of maid services that not many people consider.
Put your mind at ease
It might sound like we’re trying to finish this piece with a neat little bow, but it’s important! See, after you’ve taken care of all the above points, there really isn’t much that you should worry about. If you chose the company that you trusted the most and feel like it will give you the best service possible, the best thing to do is to step back and let them work their magic. After all, you hired a maid service to take those chores off your shoulders and relax a bit, and that’s exactly what you should do.
Now that you know what to do before the house cleaner comes, you can be sure that you’re getting the best results for your money every single time, and it even helps your house stay clean for longer. That’s a double win for you!