Before you go out and look for a housekeeper start by defining the needs of your household. What kind of things do you need help with? Which rooms need more attention than others? How often do you need someone to come and help you? These are all things you need to sit down and ask yourself before you find a housekeeper.
Whether you choose to use a cleaning company to find your housekeeper or find one that’s independent, you need to do your due diligence
So in order to find a good housekeeper for your house, these are things that you need to take into consideration before you hire. It could make all the difference.
Now that we understand what it takes to find a good housekeeper, let’s talk about some of the qualities they should possess.
A good housekeeper will be able to stay an extra 20 or 30 minutes (or maybe even an hour) to help you out with some unexpected tasks. You want to find a cleaner who is willing to do that from time to time and who doesn’t cancel on you at the last minute. Loyalty is a key quality to a good housekeeper.
Since you’re allowing this person into your home it’s important that you know you can trust them. There could be times where you can’t or won’t be home during your cleaning. So you need to know that you have an honest and trustworthy person inside of your home.
We touched on this briefly, but a friendly reminder never hurts. When looking for a good housekeeper for your home, you need to find someone that’s flexible. Things happen and so you need to be sure that you can count on your housekeeper to shift things around if need be.
Since the job of a housekeeper is to clean and organize the house, this means they will have access to your most valuable and personal items. A good housekeeper will be able to take care of these things for you as if they were there own. They won’t be careless but caring with your items.
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Everyone room on your move-out cleaning checklist should finish with you cleaning the floors. The floors are the very last thing you should do in each room before heading to the next. And they should only be done after you’ve got everything completely moved out of that space.
If you have any countertops or a vanity in your bathroom be sure to clean out the drawers in them (like we did in the kitchen) and give them a nice wipe down using our all-natural cleaning solution. Dust off any framing on these structures and wipe down the mirrors before calling them complete.
General living spaces/Bedrooms
Make sure you check all ceiling fans and permanent light fixtures for debris or dust. These should be the first things that you clean in each room since they’re dusty. Clean these fixtures before cleaning the surfaces (countertops, appliances) and floors.
Every room should be checked for baseboards that need to be cleaned. Be sure to go around and clean these before you clean the floors and after you dust in each room.
You don’t need to get out the surface cleaner and scrub your walls clean but you do need to make sure there are no visible marks on them. Go around and look for holes in the wall or marks that need to be covered up. Get rid of any dust and cover up any marks with touch-up paint.
Looking for a way to clean your white baseboards that won’t cause damage to them but still gets the job done?
Today we’re discussing how to clean your white baseboards, what you should use to clean them, and some last minute tips to help you get the job done.
How to go about cleaning your white baseboards
Last minute tips
- Call in a professional to help – there’s nothing wrong with having help on a monthly basis
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We know that cleaning the baseboards isn’t an ideal household chore for most. In fact, it’s why we’re here for you if you need help completing tasks like this around your home. Our professional house cleaners have been trained to leave your house spotless which includes the baseboards.
We are flexible and have options that can serve any size home from a single deep-cleaning to occasional monthly cleaning and even help with weekly routine cleaning. Contact us today for a free service estimate to see how we can help you.
Get out a small microwave-safe bowl and fill it halfway (about half cup) with vinegar and pop it in the microwave on high for 3-5 minutes. When it’s finished, let it sit for about 1 minute before removing the hot bowl. Then you can go ahead and grab your cleaning cloth and wipe the microwave completely clean – no hard elbow grease necessary. You can also go ahead and add a few drops of lemon essential oil in the bowl for a fresh lemon scent.
Does your toilet brush cleaner have a small holder for you to set it in when you’re finished with it? Go ahead and fill that bowl with a disinfecting cleaner like Mr.Clean. Not only will this help deodorize your bathroom, but it will also help keep your toilet brush clean. Who wants to clean the toilet with a dirty toilet brush?
Using the right cleaning products
Before you find the motivation you need for cleaning the house when you’re sick, you need to make sure that you’re using cleaning products that aren’t harmful to you and your family. Certain cleaning products can be really harmful, not only to certain surfaces in your home but to the air that you breathe in.
The last thing you want is to start cleaning with a chemical that only enhances your illness and sends you to the hospital. Consider making the switch to all natural cleaning products to help protect you and your family from ingesting toxic chemicals.
Maybe your motivation is music. Maybe it’s germs. Or maybe it’s knowing that you’ll feel better once you do it. No matter what it is, there’s a motive behind every household cleaning routine (sick or not) and it’s time for you to find yours. Below we’ve lined out some tips to help you.
Make sure you have disinfectant wipes ready
Run a diffuser with essential oils
Delegate the weekly chore list
Hire a professional house cleaning service
First things first, before you begin you’ll want to gather all of your cleaning supplies so that you’ll have everything you need handy. After you’ve gathered your supplies you can start the kitchen cleaning process.
Next you’ll go around and pick up and trash or spoiled food and throw it away before taking out the trash. Nothing more to it, this steps pretty simple.
Do the dishes & clean the sink
Once you’ve dusted, taken out the trash, done the dishes, and cleaned the sink you can now start to disinfect and clean all the touchable surfaces in your kitchen. This is your countertops, your microwave, drawer handles and knobs, the handles on your refrigerator (and the outside of it), and anything else that you or your family may have touched. Go around and spray the surfaces with your disinfectant and allow it to sit for at least 1 minute before taking your cleaning cloth to it.
The very last thing you want to do when cleaning any room in the house (but especially the kitchen) is clean the floors. You’ll work from the inside of the room to the outside of the room when sweeping, vacuuming, and mopping the floor so that you don’t have to backtrack.
And that’s really all there is to it when it comes to kitchen cleaning. The more you settle into a cleaning routine the easier it is to clean it each week.
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When it comes to cleaning, water can aid you in a variety of ways. is hot water more effective than cold water? Let’s take a look.But there’s one question everyone seems to be asking and that is:
Hot water doesn’t exactly kill bacteria but it does aid in the removal of it. It gets rid of potential hosts for bacteria by working together with detergent to attack oil and grime. It’s best to soak things in a bucket or a bowl of hot water and detergent for at least 30 minutes to make this method effective.
Can’t get that hard stuck on food off your plate so you can throw it in the dishwasher? Hot water is great for cutting stuck on food off of surfaces.
But here’s the catch…
Cold water is better for your laundry
Though hot water is better for the majority of household cleaning tasks, cold water is better for your laundry. Using cold water for your laundry can prevent stains and odors from setting further into the fabric.
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