This may seem obvious, but there are a number of things you can do to improve both the quality and impact of any housekeeping services you receive. We came up with the following tips to help you get the most out of your cleaning:

1. Make a priority list.
Your housekeepers will likely be working within a set time frame, so it’s a good idea to start by creating a list of the top “priority areas” for your home. This will allow your housekeepers to focus on the areas that are most important to you, and will let them know what can be skipped if they run out of time.

2. Clear a path for the cleaners.
Some people just want their houses cleaned from top to bottom, while others are more interested in having their housekeepers focus on the more vigorous work, like cleaning a bathroom or the kitchen. If you fall into the second category, you can save the maids a lot of time if you pick up clothes, books and other clutter laying around your home. This will allow them to spend more time focusing on the more difficult areas, where their cleaning products and expertise will have a greater impact.

3. Relax.
Having a professional housekeeper clean your home helps free you up to spend time on the things that matter to you. Don’t waste this gift by hovering over your housekeeper stressing and micromanaging. They are trained professionals, and with the right initial input they should be able to deliver great results, each and every time. 🙂

4. Provide feedback.
Do you absolutely love the way your housekeeper cleaned something? Let the agency know, and they will take notes to ensure that you receive the same focused cleaning treatment next time. Did your housekeeper miss something? Tell your cleaning service about it, and they will be able to make notes for future cleanings to ensure that everything is completed correctly. Providing feedback will help your housekeepers tailor your cleaning to match your specific needs.

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