Congratulations! You’re expecting a cleaning service! This newest addition to your family will bring more light and life into your home, but before your bundle of joy arrives (and what a joy it will be!), you’ll need to do a little prep work to give them the best possible start.
1. Make a path. The Maids teams work some major magic, but they can’t possibly know where all of your paperwork, stuffed animals, toys, and laundry goes. While tidying up is certainly part of the cleaning page, taking a few moments to straighten a few things up yourself ensures your cleaning team can get straight to work on the hard stuff—vacuuming, scrubbing, polishing, and disinfecting.
2. Make a list. It’s always a good idea to identify and communicate the areas of biggest concern as well as special or unique circumstances. This may change with every service depending on vacations, parties, day-to-day life, and so on. Find out how best to communicate and also use it to let them know which tasks you always appreciate.
3. Make arrangements. Most cleaning teams work best if no one is at home (or underfoot) when they perform their tasks. Make arrangements for yourself, small children, and pets as needed.
4. Make way. If you’re planning to be out while The Maids cleans your home, make sure they have a way to get in as well as any instructions for turning off the home security system.
5. Make the most of it. Whether you are scheduled for a bi-weekly cleaning or a once-in-a-messy-moon service, enjoy being off the hook for housecleaning. You’ll find that keeping a house clean is much easier than getting it clean in the first place.
And that’s it! Preparing for a cleaning service is a small, but important step for the new arrival. Once your cleaning service gets there, you’ll wonder how you ever lived without them.An added bonus: not only will they make your life feel complete, but they’ll also take care of the shower. 🙂
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