We’ve all been there — glancing around our home, feeling overwhelmed by the mess, and thinking, “Is my house even cleanable?” If you’re contemplating whether your house is too dirty or cluttered for a professional cleaning service, let’s get one thing straight: It’s not.
Debunking the “Too Dirty” Myth
At Maid Impressions, we’ve seen all types of homes in various states of tidiness. If you think your home is too messy for our experts, rest assured, it’s probably not. We’ve tackled rooms that look like they belong in a disaster movie and left them sparkling.
But if you’re self-conscious about the state of your home or just want to make the most out of your cleaning service, here’s what you can do.
While there’s no need to vacuum or wipe down surfaces (that’s what you’re hiring us for!), tidying up clutter can help. If you’d like a deeper clean, ensuring that your home is free of clutter will allow our team to make better use of their allotted time.
For instance, if you have a desk stacked with paperwork, consider organizing it into folders or placing it in a drawer. This ensures that when our cleaning team arrives, they can focus on cleaning surfaces rather than spending time moving your things around.
More ways you can tidy up before our arrival:
Take out the trash
Load the dishwasher
Wipe down your coffee maker and microwave
Put away any clean or dirty laundry
Remove any clutter in the way of places you want deep cleaned (shoes, toys, dishes, loose items)
Some Things Our Team Won’t Do
At Maid Impressions, our team is trained to provide high-quality cleaning services that leave your home sparkling. However, to ensure the best experience for both our clients and staff, we have set tasks that fall outside our scope. Here’s a brief rundown of what we don’t offer:
Picking Up Toys: We believe in preserving the personal space of every home’s inhabitants. Therefore, we ask that toys and personal items be put away, so our team can focus on cleaning surfaces and floors without any hindrance.
Dishes: Our focus is on cleaning and sanitizing your kitchen surfaces, cabinets, and appliances. Washing dishes and putting them away isn’t part of our regular service.
Organizing Drawers/Cabinets or Closets: While we will clean the surfaces and exteriors of drawers, cabinets, and closets, we do not organize or sort through personal belongings inside. This ensures the privacy and personal choices of our clients remain respected.
Laundry: While we’re committed to making your home look immaculate, laundry duties fall outside of our regular services. We advise clients to handle their laundry needs separately to ensure garments and linens are cared for to their specific preferences.
How to Ensure You Have the Best Cleaning Experience
Here are some steps to take before your cleaning service arrives:
If there’s been a significant change in your living situation, like a renovation, many guests, or a new furry family member, it’s essential to inform your cleaning team. This helps the team prepare adequately, ensuring they allocate the right resources and time to your space. If you have any special cleaning requests or alternate services, discuss these with the company in advance.
Some more ideas to help:
Do your blinds need to be dusted?
Does your floor need steam cleaning?
How’s your bathroom tile?
Do you prefer specific cleaning solutions?
Give Yourself a Little Space
While it’s exciting to see professionals work their magic, it’s best to give them space to operate efficiently. For those working from home, try to schedule meetings or calls around the cleaning time. If you need to be on a call, choose a quiet room where the noise of cleaning appliances won’t disrupt you.
Don’t worry; we will send you a reminder about your appointment. And you can rely on our cleaners to always show up in the appointment window. Just another way we make a great impression!
Discuss Cleaning Products
Always clarify the cleaning products and equipment before the team’s first visit. Understanding what the cleaning service will bring and what you’re expected to provide will prevent last-minute confusion or unplanned trips to the store.
Our team loves pets, but we understand they might not love us back, at least not while we’re moving around their space with unfamiliar sounds. Ensure that pets, especially dogs, are kept in a comfortable and safe space during the cleaning process.
Your Clean Home Awaits
Whether your home is a little untidy or hasn’t been deeply cleaned in months, Maid Impressions is here to help. Remember, our goal is to make your home shine, not judge its current state.
With open communication and a bit of preparation, you can maximize the benefits of hiring a professional cleaning service. Let us focus on the cleaning, and you enjoy the gleaming results.