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Your housecleaner secretly wants you to know these things

Your housecleaner secretly wants you to know these things
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From their favourite types of clients to your most annoying habits, house cleaners confess what they’re really thinking (but won’t say to your face!).

Don’t have unrealistic expectations

Don’t have unrealistic expectations
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Don’t ask me to clean your five-bedroom house and then say you need it done in two hours. Make sure you give me enough time to clean everything properly.

Make sure you have all the cleaning products I will need

Make sure you have all the cleaning products I will need
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Sometimes I show up and my clients have nothing for me to use. You know best what kind of cleaners you want used in your home; some people want only organic cleaners, some are picky about brands and others have allergies.

Find out the secret to surviving allergy season. 

Don’t forget that I need equipment

Don’t forget that I need equipment
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One of my bosses kept forgetting to get me a mop so I had to wash her floors on my hands and knees with a cloth. For weeks she did this. It’s really inconsiderate.

Be reasonable

Be reasonable
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Please do not ask me to sew on buttons, clean the wheels of your bike, scrub out your mailbox or pull out the refrigerator in order to clean behind it.

Keeping your house clean on an ongoing basis with minimum effort means adopting a clean mindset.

It’s helpful if you soak dirty pans

It’s helpful if you soak dirty pans
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This way I can clean them more easily when I get there.

It’s also worth knowing these kitchen mistakes that are costing you money.

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Don’t make your house un-cleanable

Don’t make your house un-cleanable
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If your house is a disorganised mess, it makes it harder for me to clean. Please pick up toys, piles of paper and clutter from surfaces so that I can actually get to them. There’s a difference between organising and cleaning.

Don’t ignore these subtle ways your house might be making you sick. 

It makes me crazy when

It makes me crazy when
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…I’ve just cleaned a floor and my employer walks all over it in dirty shoes.

Give me some warning

Give me some warning
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I need reasonable notice if you are going to move or stop hiring me. Too many clients don’t think to tell me until the week they’re moving. A month’s notice would be nice. You give your landlord a month’s notice. Please do me the same courtesy.

I do poke around sometimes

I do poke around sometimes
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I really love to look at the books people have and the food they keep in their refrigerators. Sometimes I can’t help reading something for 10 minutes. But I always make up the time by staying 10 minutes late or working faster.

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