by Sue Watson | Feb 17, 2016 | Home Cleaning
Everybody looks forward to the cleaner coming once a week or once a fortnight to clean their home, but have you ever wondered why so many people worry about tiding up before the cleaner actually arrives?
I don't know about you but the cleaner that I have comes to clean the house, he doesn't come to pick up fluff and bits and pieces off the floor or put away toys for the kids bedroom. There is a big difference between house cleaning and tidying up, and I know that we employ our housecleaner to come and clean the house not spend their two hours doing basic chores like putting my undies in the laundry basket or washing and drying dishes that i've been to lazy to do myself.
Most cleaners are pretty polite and friendly and if they see things lying on the floor they'll probably do the right thing and pick them up and put them away in the right place. The problem is when you come home from work and see things haven't been done you start to get a little bit upset.
What you didn't realise was that your cleaner actually spent most of the time doing little things like picking up toys in the kids bedrooms, putting away clothes that left were out or washing dishes in the kitchen that should've been done done by you or someone in your household.
It took me some time to realise that a little bit of tidying up before the cleaner arrived can not only save me and my family a lot of stress and hassle, but it can also make the cleaners job that much easier. We actually employ our domestic house cleaner to vacuum the floors, wipe down the kitchen benches and sinks, clean the toilets and bathroom and do general dusting.
We have our cleaner come for five hours every fortnight which works really well for us. Depending on size of your home you might need a cleaner to come once a week or once a fortnight to ensure that everything you want cleaned gets done.
The cost of hiring a cleaner is insignificant to the time and hassle and stress that so many people have to endure doing their own home cleaning. For as little as $20-$40 an hour to have a cleaner come to your house on a regular basis and keep looking fresh and clean so you can enjoy the things you like to do like spending more time with your family and friends.
So next time you talk about the house cleaner in a negative light have a think about what you actually want them to be doing, is tidying up after you and your kids... or doing the necessary housework and cleaning that you don't like doing or don't have the time to do.
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