Learning to Clean Like The Pro's

A few years ago, I realized that I didn't really know how to keep my house clean. There were always dishes sitting in the sink, and I couldn't keep up with laundry if my life depended on it. However, a friend of mine suggested working with a professional maid, and so I took her advice. As she worked, I watched her methods, and I learned a lot. This blog is dedicated to my cleaning studies. Here, you will find information on how to clean your house more effectively, so that you can stop wasting time on certain jobs. My plan is that this website could help you to live better than ever. Thanks for reading!

Answers To Common Questions About House Cleaning Services


Keeping on top of all the responsibilities of adult life can be complicated. Now that you are out of college and have your own place, a full time job, and a busy social calendar, it can be easy to let regular cleaning chores fall by the wayside. This is where a professional cleaning service comes to the rescue. If you're hesitant to take the plunge, the following answers to some common questions may help you make your decision.  

Question #1: Is it safe to let someone into your home?

Answer: Safety shouldn't be a concern as long as you hire a legitimate cleaning service. A legitimate service will generally have a business office you can visit, will be registered with the Better Business Bureau, or will be part of a national franchise. Your service agreement, which you sign, will also outline the security procedures that the services enforces along with liability details if something does go wrong.

Question #2: What if you have pets?

Answer: Free-roaming pets, such as dogs or cats, may pose an issue depending on the service. Usually, the service isn't responsible if a pet bolts outside and is lost when the cleaner opens the door. You want to tell your cleaner that you have a pet. The service may request that pets be kept in a closed room or kept crated during the cleaning, to prevent injury or loss of the pet. This is a good idea even if it isn't a requirement.

Question #3: Do you tip house cleaners?

Answer: There is no hard and fast rule about tipping. Some services may specify in their contract that tipping is not encouraged, while others leave it to you to decide. Generally, a tip is a good idea if your cleaner goes above and beyond. For example, if they are cleaning up your apartment after you hosted a big weekend party, a little tip to thank them for cleaning up the extra mess is appropriate.

Question #4: Should you straighten up before a cleaner arrives?

Answer: While there is no need to "clean for the maid," keep in mind that most house cleaners are there only to deal with dirt. This means cleaning toilets, vacuuming, mopping, and dusting. They are not generally in the business of organizing or putting items away. This means you want to organize your belongings before the housekeeper arrives. Keep in mind that services do vary, though. If you need a cleaner that folds your laundry or empties your dishwasher, these can be hired.


9 October 2015