It might sound counterintuitive to clean your house before your house cleaners arrive, but it’s a fairly common practice. There are several reasons that people do this. Some people do it simply because they don’t want a stranger to see how dirty their house has become. Maids typically aren’t judgemental, so that’s not a huge concern. However, if it’s a concern of yours, then cleaning up a little bit beforehand can help. Some people clean up around their houses so that they can more readily identify areas that they don’t want to clean. For example, if you clean up the kitchen but you have some stubborn stains on the refrigerator door, you might be able to identify them to the maid for additional attention. Lastly, cleaning up around the house can save you money.
Many house cleaners will charge by the hour, or they’ll charge extra for particularly difficult areas to clean. So, if your kitchen is very dirty, it might take an hour to clean the kitchen alone. That will add an entire hour’s worth of expense to your cleaning bill. If you clean up around the kitchen yourself before the maid arrives, it might only take 30 minutes for the maid to finish up. That’s a considerable amount of money saved.
Also, cleaning up before the maid arrives can save you money by reducing the difficulty of the cleaning job. Cleaning an oven, for example, is a very time-consuming task. If it’s already mostly cleaned, then maybe the maid won’t even charge you extra.
Identify What You Don’t Want Cleaned
Cleaning up around your house before the maid arrives will allow you to assess what you have around the house and what you would like the maid to clean. For example, if you are cleaning around your living room, you might notice some fragile items that you’d forgotten you had. If you’re worried about those things getting broken, then you won’t want the maid to clean them. House Cleaners are typically bonded and insured against damages to your property, and they try to be as careful as they can be, but accidents do happen. You can avoid those accidents by just cleaning your fragile items and then putting a sticky note on them.
Identify Tough Jobs
If you typically do your own cleaning, you’ll be able to identify some places that you have a hard time cleaning. You’ll be able to ask the maid to put a little bit of special attention on those areas. You won’t know that unless you clean up beforehand, though.