38 Things Your Housecleaner Secretly Wants You to Know
From their favorite types of clients to your most annoying habits, house cleaners confess what they’re really thinking (but won’t say to your face!)
Don’t have unrealistic expectations
Don’t ask me to clean your five-bedroom house and then say you need it done in two hours. Make sure you give me enough time to clean everything properly. Remembering these 8 things professional house cleaners do in their homes every day could also help, too.
Don’t forget that I need equipment
One of my bosses kept forgetting to get me a mop so I had to wash her floors on my hands and knees with a cloth. For weeks she did this. It’s really inconsiderate.
Please do not ask me to sew on buttons, clean the wheels of your bike, scrub out your mailbox, or pull out the refrigerator in order to clean behind it.
It’s helpful if you soak dirty pans
This way I can clean them more easily when I get there. Once the dishes are clean, scrubbing the skin is the next step. Rarely cleaning your kitchen sink is one of the 11 ways you’re cleaning your kitchen wrong.
Don’t make your house un-cleanable
If your house is a disorganized mess, it makes it harder for me to clean. Please pick up toys, piles of papers, and clutter from surfaces so that I can actually get to them. There’s a difference between organizing and cleaning.
It makes me crazy when
…I’ve just cleaned a floor and my employer walks all over it in dirty shoes. Although this might seem like a no-brainer, it could be one of 10 cleaning mistakes you’re probably making that are making your home dirtier.
I do poke around sometimes
I really love to look at the books people have and the food they keep in their refrigerators. Sometimes I can’t help reading something for 10 minutes. But I always make up the time by staying 10 minutes late or working faster. There are plenty of secrets home inspectors won’t tell you, too.