In the throes of our daily lives, cleanliness can sometimes take a backseat. A cluttered room here, an unmade bed there – all too often, our homes can end up mirroring the chaos of our routines. In such situations, house cleaning services can come to the rescue. However, the question that often pops up is, “Is my house too dirty for a house cleaning?”
To set the record straight, the answer is most likely, “No.”
The primary purpose of cleaning services is to clean. They are specifically designed to tackle messes of different types and scales. Their experience in various conditions puts them in an excellent position to handle all sorts of clutter, dirt, and disarray. With that said, let’s dive deeper into what you should expect from professional cleaning services and how to prepare for them.
Cleaning Tips For Cleaning Yourself
Cleaning a dirty house can be a daunting task, but approaching it systematically can help make it manageable!
Here are some tips that could help:
- Make a Plan: Identify all areas that need cleaning and make a cleaning schedule. Divide the tasks over several days. Avoid getting overwhelmed.
- Gather Supplies: Make sure you have all the necessary cleaning supplies like brooms, mops, vacuum cleaners, wipes, dusting cloths, all-purpose cleaners, disinfectants, garbage bags, and gloves, among other things.
- Declutter: Get rid of anything you no longer need. Throw away trash, donate items you no longer use, and find a place for everything else.
- Start from Top to Bottom: Always clean from the top of a room to the bottom. This way, any dust or debris that falls won’t make areas you’ve already cleaned dirty again.
- Room-by-Room Cleaning: Start cleaning one room at a time. Begin with the most difficult or dirtiest room.
- Deep Cleaning: Don’t just clean the surfaces. Clean inside cabinets, under furniture, behind appliances, and other places that often get overlooked.
- Kitchen and Bathroom: These areas require special attention. You’ll need to scrub all surfaces, inside and outside appliances in the kitchen, and the fixtures, tub, and toilet in the bathroom.
- Organize: After cleaning, try to organize your items. This can simplify your life and make future cleaning easier.
- Maintain Regular Cleaning: Once you’ve done a deep clean, try to maintain it with regular quick cleans. This can prevent your house from becoming very dirty over time.
Remember, Don’t clean a dirty house in one day. Take breaks when you need to and don’t be too hard on yourself. It’s about progress, not perfection.
Cleaning with Sparkling Clean Professional House Cleaning Services
Our professional cleaners are equipped with the skills, tools, and experience to handle different levels of cleaning tasks, ranging from standard housekeeping duties to thorough deep-cleaning services. Moreover, they have seen their fair share of messy conditions, so in most cases, nothing you show them would be “too dirty” or outrageously shocking.
Cleaning services are all about transforming your house from ‘messy‘ to ‘immaculate
Tips on how to prepare your house before the cleaners arrive:
- Declutter: This is the most important step. Make sure to remove any toys, books, papers, or any other items that are lying around. While cleaners are there to do a thorough cleaning job, picking up clutter isn’t what they are paid for.
- Pick up Personal Items: Remove important paperwork, jewelry, and other valuables. Not only for safety reasons but also to ensure these items won’t prevent the cleaners from doing their job.
- Make a List: If there are certain areas you want the cleaners to pay special attention to, write them down. Let them know about any specific tasks you would like completed or areas that might need additional focus.
- Secure Pets: Secure your pets. It can be stressful for both the pet and the cleaners if the pet is roaming around the house while the cleaners are working.
- Provide Clear Instructions: Let cleaners know which rooms shouldn’t be cleaned, or if there are items or furniture that shouldn’t be moved.
- Clear the Kitchen and Bathroom: clear dirty dishes in the kitchen or used towels in the bathroom. This allows cleaners to focus on deep cleaning instead of tidying up.
- Parking and Access: Make sure there’s available parking for the cleaners. If you’re not home, provide clear instructions on how to enter the house.
- Provide Cleaning Products If Needed: Provide specific cleaning products for cleaners.
Remember, the goal is to create an environment where it will be easy for the cleaners to do their job thoroughly and efficiently, leaving your home sparkling clean.
Brazilian mother of two and CEO of Sparkling Clean Pro & Green Living Supplies since 2005. Working as an ecological advocate within the cleaning industry & aiding immigrant families and women at risk.