Hosting Parties during the Holidays

During the holiday season, I adore hosting parties at my home. I always enjoy spending time with close friends and family members in a relaxed atmosphere. Are you already busily planning upcoming events at your home? Consider making your house look amazing when visitors arrive by hiring a professional cleaning service. A cleaning service can complete tedious chores such as vacuuming your carpets, mopping your hardwood floors, cleaning your oven, and dusting your furniture. On this blog, I hope you will discover the benefits of hiring a cleaning service before your guests are expected to arrive. Your home can be a spotless party paradise.

Tips For Preparing Your Home For Its First Professional House Cleaning


If your holiday schedule is impossible this year, and you have decided to call in a residential house cleaning service to help lighten your load, then you are likely wondering how to prepare your home for their first visit. This is a common question among homeowners who are hiring a home cleaning service for the first time and these tips will help you be confident about your preparation for when they arrive.

Tip: Prearrange Access to Your Home

Your new house cleaner needs easy access to your home. If you will be away or at work when they are scheduled to arrive, then make sure you prearrange it. Your cleaner needs keys to get in and clear instructions for handling entry gates or home security alarm systems so they don't delay entry.

Tip: Do the Light Cleaning Yourself So Your Cleaner Can Focus on the Deep Cleaning

One of the biggest mistakes homeowners new to professional cleaning do is have their cleaner wash their dishes and do their laundry. Both of these tasks are time-consuming and considered to be light cleaning tasks when compared to scrubbing tile floors or deep-cleaning bathrooms. By washing your own dishes and laundry, your house cleaner can spend their time doing the deeper cleaning projects that require the physical exertion you would rather avoid.

In addition to laundry and dishes, take some time to walk around your house and pick up any:

  • clutter
  • mail
  • paperwork
  • trash 

By removing these items, you give your cleaner more room to work and prevent them from having to waste time moving things around.

Tip: Effectively Communicate Your Needs with Your Cleaning Staff

As with anyone you hire to do a job, effective communication with your cleaning staff is essential for a good working relationship. Obviously, your cleaner isn't a mind reader. For this reason, you need to effectively relay any special instructions or concerns with them. The absolute best way to do so is always in person or at least over the phone.

If you aren't able to speak with your cleaner before their visit, then leave a note in an obvious place such as on the refrigerator or kitchen counter. Since it is hard to decipher the tone of a written message, make sure you go out of your way to use a friendly voice in any written messages. Simply using words such as "please", "thank you", and "if you get a chance", will convey your message without making it sound demanding.

Tip: Make Arrangements for Your Pets

Finally, don't forget to make the appropriate arrangements for your pets. While caged small animals and cats are typically fine with strangers being in their home, dogs need to be put in the yard, in a kennel, or locked in a bedroom to reduce their risk of biting someone or otherwise interfering with the cleaning process.


20 November 2018