Today in the morning I was cleaning my apartment and was thinking about how many hours per day I spend quite useless, meaning that I would rather write my blog, work on my projects or read self-development books rather than going around my flat with a vacuum cleaner.
Even neatest people sometimes do not have time to keep their homes clean. With our work lifestyles today it becomes more difficult than ever. And because of that, many, if not all individuals who work are put in a position where they need to outsource cleaning services, but not just because of time constraints.
Hiring a cleaning service today is more frequent than ever
It is true that with the tendency to be too busy to just clean, cleaning service is considered not luxury, but convenience, and now the service is usually used by workers, mothers and fathers. As such, the cleaning services are booming with business lately. Here are some recommendations that cleaning company King of Maids gives for hiring a cleaning service:
How to search cleaning service (Maid)
Now searching for a maid is probably easier than ever. It is simply a matter of going on the Internet and looking for local firms near your area. Or, in the traditional approach, you can open the yellow pages under “cleaning” chapter.
Trying to find the best option of cleaning service it is worth to get a referral. It is a good idea to ask all of your family and friends and analyze the possibilities. You can get an idea of the costs involved, the quality of work, type of work, etc.
Following the recommendations and begin the process of interview
Take these references and do a search, start interviewing individuals directly. Have a list of what to do at home and how often it is desirable before contacting these companies. Once done, make an appointment.
Now you need to ask some questions. Try to figure out how long they have been in business. This will give you a better idea of the longevity of the company (if they are in fact reliable and provide thorough cleaning). Ask the question of whether you will need to provide cleaning equipment, because many companies have their own, while others can use what you have at home. And, of course, after explaining of what type of cleaning you will need, discuss the cost in advance. It is important to do so to avoid a surprise later.
Make sure you discuss in detail how you want the cleaning time to be spent. The most common question that people have is whether they need or not to stay and supervise the work. The answer is – it’s really up to you. Many people opt to supervise the first cleaning and then if they have got trust in maid they leave them on their own.
Discuss also what you don’t want to be touched
Most of the cleaning companies have their own “do-not-touch lists” and this often includes jewelry, computer screens, windows, outdoor cleaning (e.g. gutters), biohazards (blood or urine), even pet messes. All these things need to be to discussed at interview to avoid any surprise or misunderstanding later. Make your own list of things that you don’t want to be touched and announce it to the maid.