Cleaning Service Prep: What You Need to Do before They Arrive
We can’t wait for May 18th—it’s National No Dirty Dishes Day and there really is nothing we love more than ‘no dirty dishes’ filling up our sinks and taking over our countertops. Matter of fact, it is one of the things we suggest to our customers as a way they can prepare their house or office space before we even arrive. Why?
As a cleaning service, we come prepared to clean. Therefore, if you do just a few small things prior to our arrival—like get dirty dishes out of your sink—we can dedicate our time to cleaning rather than organizing, saving us time and saving you money.
Here are things we suggest you do to prep your house or office for a cleaning service:
Communicate the Issues
If you have any special cleaning requests, give the service a call prior to their arrival to discuss. This will not only allow them to come prepared, but will prevent any misunderstandings regarding possible additional costs. We also recommend informing your cleaning service of any delicate items or broken pieces that may be in your home or office. If this isn’t your first time using the service, you should also let them know of any other notable changes to the space since the last visit.
Pick Up Clutter
Do a quick walk through and pick up any stray items such as papers, toys, books and dishes. A good rule of thumb is to clear all surfaces—countertops, floors, tables, etc. —of any items that don’t belong there on a permanent basis.
For our residential customers, we ask they have a mop, broom, bucket and vacuum available prior to our arrival. Some cleaning services request you put fresh linens out in the bedrooms or trash bags in the kitchen. Check with your cleaning service to see what tools you may need to provide and make sure they are easily accessible before they arrive.
Let Them In
If you will not be home or in the office when the cleaning specialist arrives, please make sure he or she can get into the space through use of an entry key or electronic code. Also, if you have a security system, leave instructions for turning it off (and back on) if necessary. Always provide a phone number where you can be reached.
Talk to us: What things do you do to prep your house or office before the cleaning service arrives?
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