Whether it’s your first time hiring a professional Perth cleaning service or not, there are certain things one can do to ensure both parties (homeowners and house cleaners) are satisfied and happy with the experience. Quite often, clients are unaware of basic etiquette and preparations required to make their house cleaner feel welcomed and safe because, after all, the relationship between a homeowner and professional maid is a two-way street.
With that said, here are 5 ways you can prepare for a Perth cleaning service to have a satisfactory, smooth-sailing experience.
1. Do Your Bit to Reduce Clutter
Unless instructed or agreed upon prior to hiring the cleaning service, it is not your cleaner’s job to tackle clutter. While organising items or tidying up is typically within their job description, tackling large amounts of clutter is not. So, if you’ve got things lying around and out of place, take the time to put them away and leave your professional cleaner with a clutter-free space to clean.
It should also be noted that a cleaning technician cannot be blamed for ineffective results if he or she is forced to work around a messy room. On top of that, you will not be fully satisfied with a house that is clean yet very cluttered.
2. Note Down Special Instructions
The goal behind listing down special instructions to be followed by the cleaner is to ensure that all cleaning tasks are carried out in a manner that you are satisfied with. Every house is unique, as are one’s cleaning needs; hence, referring to instructions will help the cleaner navigate cleaning tasks efficiently.
If you have special cleaning requests, on the other hand, this must be discussed prior to booking your Perth cleaning service. The specific instructions we are referring to may be in the form of personal preferences such as cleaning the kitchen first, and bedrooms last, or how to lock up before they leave (if you are not going to be around). Whatever they may be, it’s important to make the instructions clear, concise and, most of all, within reason.
3. Keep the Kids and Pets Busy
Although it’s nice to see how well your hired Perth house cleaner gets along with your kids and/or pets, it’s important to understand that they are working on a schedule and would like to come in and get on with their job without having distractions or interruptions.
Above this, for safety reasons, it is advisable to keep kids/pets out of the way while the technician is using cleaning equipment and products. Unless you have requested for an eco-friendly Perth cleaning service, it is likely that the cleaning agents being used contain chemicals which must be kept out of reach of children and pets.
4. Secure Valuables
There are two reasons why this is an important thing to do before your house cleaner arrives. From the homeowner’s perspective, there is always the worry of theft, and rightly so. If trust is something to be earned, it’s not unreasonable to expect that of your professional house cleaner, too. This is one of the reasons why it is important to ensure that the company in question vets and hires recommended house cleaners such as Perth’s very own CleaningBest.
On the other hand, you need to understand from the professional’s perspective what it means to have valuables lying around while they are cleaning your home. For starters, there is the risk of accidentally damaging a valuable item because it was not put away. Secondly, if a valuable is lost or misplaced, it is a common practice by homeowners to put the blame on the house cleaner. Therefore, professional cleaning technicians prefer that you secure valuables before they arrive to avoid such unfortunate and unfair circumstances.
5. Organise Important Documents/Bills
When you leave bills, documents or other important papers lying around with junk mail or old magazines, they might get misplaced while your Perth house cleaner is tidying up. In some cases, if one of these papers have fallen down, the cleaner might mistake it for trash and dispose of it while cleaning your floors.
To prevent any of the above scenarios from happening, organise your paperwork ensuring that nothing is left out of place or mixed with books and magazines on your coffee table. If you haven’t had time to do this before your house cleaner arrives, simply instruct them to leave the papers/documents as they are.