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Being a career oriented person, there are a thousand things one has to look after. Whether you live with your family or live independently, taking care of work, cooking, cleaning, and other responsibilities is just not that easy! We all have only 24 hours in our hands after all. Hence, to make the most of it, we check off a few things from our to-do list and outsource some help. Generally, house cleaning services are the ones that assist in daily chores that frees up your time to pay attention upon other important things like spending time with family, friends and going out. For first timers it can be a bit tricky since they aren’t really aware as to what shall be they expecting and how they should react to certain situations. Therefore, here are some basic information that you should know about home cleaning services.

Know the difference between housekeeper and home cleaner!

You need to know the difference in order to hire the right person for the job. Very often people mix both of them up and get confused. The main difference is that a housekeeper is a person who comes to your house for basic duties like tidying up, cleaning, dusting and other chores as per your personal understanding with them. They might come every day, weekly, monthly, on alternate days or however you feel the need for your house to be managed.

On the other hand, a home cleaner is a person or a professional cleaning crew that is hired for deep cleaning of the house. From top to bottom, they clean every nook and corner as their job description. So if you are clear about what service you want, you now know who to call!

Do I really need their services?

Well, hygiene is very important to live a healthy life. If you have a very busy life and can’t seem to find time to clean up yourself, you sure can take help from cleaning services. It all depends upon your lifestyle. Generally, if you have kids or pets at home, there needs to be a regular cleaning or the house since the children require safest environment and the pets shed a lot which needs attention too. So, escape the stress of cleaning up and tend to your more important duties.

What will be a housekeeper’s general duties?

It is up to your requirements as to what services you would want to avail. Yet, the basic duties of a housekeeper involve:

  • Cleaning the house, along with dusting, vacuuming, mopping all the rooms.
  • Cleaning the bathrooms including washing the floors, mirrors etc.
  • An overall basic cleaning of the kitchen countertop, fridge, arranging the cabinets, cleaning the dishes. It would be better to hire a house cleaner to get a deep cleaning of the kitchen as it is better to get a professional involved.
  • Washing the dirty laundry and putting them out. It also involves folding and ironing the clothes
  • Making beds and changing the linens.
  • General tidying up of rooms and restocking the personal items like toilet paper, hand towels etc.

Other than these, if there are more requirements like getting the groceries, washing windows, preparing a meal for the family, they need to be mentioned at the time of interview because not every housekeeper might be up for the job.

What is my role?

There are a few more things to keep in mind when hiring a house cleaning service:

  • Keep your budget in mind when stating the duties to the housekeeper. Also, look for service providers who fit in your allocated budget.
  • Expect maximum efficiency in the job when you are not peeping over the shoulder of the housekeeper every five minutes. They will feel comfortable if your run your personal errands while they clean so not get distracted every minute.
  • It is advisable to stay back during the housekeeper’s first visit to get them comfortable with the house and let them know where everything is.

House cleaning services are excellent helpers for those who have a busy lifestyle. They take over a tedious task and save you from the overwhelming stress!

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