Hiring a housekeeping service to come clean your home once a week -- or even every other week -- can go a long way towards simplifying your responsibilities and keeping your home looking presentable. However, since this service involves an individual coming into your private space, there can be some sensitive issues and intricacies surrounding it. In order to ensure you, as a customer, have a good experience with any housekeeping service, follow these tips.
Fully vet companies before you hire.
There are many reputable, honest housekeeping companies out there. There are also a few scammers. In order to ensure the person you hire is reliable and honest, read a lot of reviews and even ask to speak to past customers before you sign a contract. Try to steer away from new companies and opt instead for someone who has been in the industry a while -- unless the new company is owned by someone you know personally or can otherwise be confident in.
Lock away valuables.
You don't want to assume the worst of your housekeeper. Most are completely trustworthy and would never think of taking something that does not belong to them. However, both of you will be more comfortable if valuables, like fine jewelry and expensive coins, are locked away. You won't have to feel uneasy about your housekeeper being around these items, and your housekeeper won't have to worry that if something happens to these items, they'll be blamed.
Be upfront about what you expect.
Do you want the kitchen and the bathroom fully cleaned each week even if they don't appear dirty? Maybe you only want the bedrooms done monthly. Everyone has different expectations from a cleaning service, so just hoping your housekeeper figures yours out on their own is not a wise approach. Before you even sign a contract, have a discussion about exactly what you expect to be cleaned and when. List these tasks out on paper and post it on the fridge so your housekeeper can reference it as needed.
Treat your housekeeper with respect.
Having someone else in your home can be a little awkward at first. The situation can be awkward for your housekeeper, too. He or she will feel a lot more comfortable if you treat them with respect. Say "hello" when you pass them in the hall. Offer a cup of tea if you're having one. Try to build a report with your housekeeper so that when they are in the home, both of you feel comfortable. This will make it easier for you to have conversations about things he or she is not doing to your liking and will also make your housekeeper more willing to go above and beyond in services.
For more information, contact housekeeping services in your area.Share
27 February 2017
Growing up, I was extremely close to my family. In fact, I lived with my parents and my sister until I married my husband eleven years ago. Unfortunately, I moved seventy-five long miles away from my family after my wedding. But I still visit my childhood home at least once each month. Our growing family also still celebrates all of the major holidays including Easter. Because my husband and I plan to start a family soon, we hope to begin hosting more family gatherings at our home. When this takes happens, I know I will need help cleaning my house. On this blog, I hope you will discover how hiring cleaning services can help you plan a stress-free Easter celebration.