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!)
It’s a huge relief when clients allow me to take my child with me to work
Sometimes I just can’t find a sitter but I still need the money.
Give me some guidelines
Please write a list of the things you would like me to do. Along with verbal instructions, this will ensure I don’t forget anything. For some inspiration, check out these secrets of people who always have a clean house.
It’s the little things that make people happy
That’s why we make the little triangle at the end of the toilet paper roll. You guys love that. By the way, there is a correct way to hang your toilet paper.
Appearances aren’t everything
Just because someone looks polished on the outside doesn’t mean their home is spotless. One lady I cleaned for, a divorce attorney, always looked great, and she had a beautiful house in a gated community, but inside it was the filthiest, nastiest place in the world. It was like a hoarder hut, filled with junk.
Do you want to keep working after you get home
Neither do we. Some of us actually hire someone else to clean our homes.
Please, trust me
You hire an AC guy and take his advice, you hire a plumber and do what he says, but I come in and you think you know more about how to clean than I do. For proof, check out these house cleaning tips straight from professional cleaners.
Be wary if I give you my price over the phone
Reputable cleaners come to your home and give you a free estimate.
How to get your money’s worth
Letting us work “by the job” sometimes means you get less for your money. It can be more cost effective to pay me an hourly rate, especially once your home is in a maintenance mode. Maybe have us come by in April so we can tackle the 15 items you need to deep clean every spring.