15 May Preparing For The House Cleaning Session
Preparing For The House Cleaning Session
After booking your house cleaning appointment, there are a couple of things that you can do to ensure that things will run smoothly. The discussion with the cleaning team will have clarified the duties that will be handled- which should be stipulated in the quotation as well. Regular tasks handled include floor cleaning, working on the furnishings, scrubbing down the bathroom surfaces and installations, working on countertops, and cleaning up appliances like ovens. Usually, basic cleaning does not include aspects like washing dishes, cleaning up after pets- such as with the litter boxes, handling the laundry or changing sheets, though such items can be included as an extra service depending on the arrangements made with the company that has been hired for the task. As the homeowner, certain measures can be undertaken so that the cleaner coming over will make the most out of the appointment time. These include:
- Clearing away the items that have been left lying around
The personnel coming over are mandated to deep clean the different surfaces and appliances, but this does not mean cleaning every single item in the house. What’s more, leaving tools, toys and other gear lying around becomes an inconvenience for the crew. When there are loads of clutter all around, stray clothes left behind on the seats and floor, household items that were not put back into their cabinets, forms, letters and similar pieces of paper strewn all over- these will affect the speed with which the cleaning can be done. The cleaners end up being forced to pick up every item, clean under it, then place it back on the spot- or engage you on the appropriate area where you would like for it to be put away. Sure, this doesn’t sound like much work- for one or two items that is. However, when it happens in every room, with multiple items, it chomps away hours of precious time that would have been spent attending to the stubborn dirt spots and stains.
- Designate a “Misplaced Items” spot
During the cleaning, there are usually surprising finds that are made. Those items that were misplaced ages ago and slipped out of mind, lost earpieces and jewellery- even money that was hidden under cushions or those coins that rolled behind appliances. When it comes to paper waste, there needs to be clarity on which papers are actually important and shouldn’t be got rid of, and which should be taken away with the rest of the waste. Having a spot where such items can be placed will enable you to go through them, recovering those which you would like to retain a hold of, and having the rest disposed of.
Pets are not exactly amenable to the presence of new people moving around the house, plus all the equipment that is being used. Firstly, it is important that you notify the cleaner if there are pets on the premises, for the appropriate actions to be taken. For those aggressive pets that really don’t like strangers, it’s recommended that you make alternative plans for them, such as having them stay over at a friend’s place, take them for a walk, or even schedule a grooming session that coincides with the house cleaning appointment.