Prepare problem areas
Anything a house cleaning service has to do before they can begin cleaning will waste time and money. If cleaning takes the company longer than expected, they will often charge you for the additional time or cut the job short, leaving you with either a larger bill or a partially clean house.
A highly rated Dallas house cleaner identified the problem areas you should look out for and what you can do before the cleaning team arrives to ensure a clean house and a smaller bill.
Problem: Home offices
Home offices can often take valuable time away from your cleaning. Deb Davis, the owner of Deb’s Housecleaning in Dallas, says that she gets a lot of requests to dust home offices, but the desks and shelves are often cluttered. Trying to clean around stacks of paper can add a lot of time onto your bill and also result in the office not getting as clean as you’d like. If you do want your office cleaned, Davis suggests straightening it up beforehand or identifying what you want cleaned and which areas to leave untouched.
No matter what type of floor you have, the house cleaner still needs to be able to find it to clean it. Davis says she always tells her customers that they need to pick up clutter off of the floors before she gets there, but they don’t always follow that. Spending 30 to 40 minutes clearing the floors is wasting time that could be spent cleaning another area of the house. Walk through your house ahead of time to make sure your hallways and floors are clear and ready to be cleaned.
Problem: Bathroom Counters
Another part of the house that can be very time consuming for house cleaning services is the bathroom. Hair dryers, shampoo, towels, and cosmetics tend to pile up on counters and these all need to be moved in order to start cleaning. Make sure you clean off all counters and put items in cabinets or out of the way before they arrive. Establish a place for everything in your bathroom to make it easier to keep your space organized and prevent clutter.