When you contact a cleaning service, ask what all they do, exactly? There are services out there that just do the basics. They dust, clean the toilets, and vacuum. Don’t assume that they do everything!
Make a list of what you want done and ask them some questions like...
- Are the cleaning products included or do you have to supply them?
- Do they come and see what you have? This is call an estimate, is it free or do they expect you to pay for it?
- Do they use products that are good for you and the environment? If this is something that is important to you and your family, be sure to ask!
You need to ask these questions because these are some of the things that determine what the cost will be!
Now, to me, this is the most important question of all.. Who is coming in to my home?
If you are looking for a service to clean your home on a regular basis you need to ask this very important question because your home is your private space and I'm very sure you want to keep it that way! If the same people or person is coming in, you get to know them and they get to know you. This makes people care more about you and your belongings.
Make your list, make sure that the cleaning service you call does things that you wish to be done. Understand that cleaning and doing it right takes time, be prepared for that.
Double check who is going to be there to do the work, and do a walk through to make sure you are happy with the work done.