House Cleaning Etiquette Tips that every Homeowner should know

by Super User
in Blog
on 18 January 2017
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Blog Highlights:

  • Most homeowners do not know that they actually have to do a bit of preparation before the house cleaners arrive
  • Make a list if all the things you want them to clean starting with your top priorities
  • It is not necessary to tip the house cleaners, but you can give them a tip as a sign of appreciation

A house cleaner can help make your home a lot cleaner without you having to break a sweat. To help you get the most out of your house cleaning services, here are a few house cleaning etiquette that you need to do:

1.  You need to prepare your house before they arrive

To make sure that the house cleaner can focus on cleaning what really needs to be cleaned, you need to make sure that the rest of the clutter around the house will not get in the way. If you do not want the cleaners to waste time moving stuff around, you need to keep the furniture out of the way especially near hard-to-reach areas. 

You should also consider storing your money, jewelry, and other valuables ahead of time so that you can avoid having problems after the cleaning.

2. Let the cleaners know what you want

Communication must be open between the homeowner and the service provider, this is why you need to make sure that you give them a list of your priority items right after giving the cleaners a walk-through of your home. If you prefer a specific brand when it comes to the cleaning agents, you need to let them know all about it beforehand. If you are not satisfied with the quality of the work, then you need to let the cleaners know all about it. Speaking up can help you avoid unsatisfactory results.

3. Understand that the cleaners will have certain constraints.

House cleaners work with a limited amount of time, this why if you are in the house while they are cleaning, you need to make sure that you are not in their way. You can avoid giving them food or drinks so that their work will not be hindered for the mean time.

4. Tipping the house cleaners

Giving tips is not necessary, but if you want to give cash or a gift out of your own free will, then you can do so to show appreciation.

Here’s what you need to know before hiring a cleaning service

You might want to do a research and make sure that a house cleaning company is reliable before you hire that same company.  Find out if they are licensed, insured, and bonded. You should also make sure that they have reliable workers and you should ask if their workers have been subjected to background checks. If possible, opt for the same cleaning crew every time you need to have your house cleaned.

Homeowners need to know if they have to buy the cleaning supplies, or if the company will bring them. Go online and check the company’s feedback and reviews before you contact the company. Meet the cleaners yourself for the walk-through and make sure that you make your written list of cleaning priorities beforehand.

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