How to give your home a good regular deep
Regardless of the time of year, your house
needs a good deep cleaning every now and then. That is not to say that you need
to run and fork out hundreds of dollars for a fantastic cleaning service
Start by decluttering your home
Regular house cleaning is easier to do when
you clear out the junk first. It allows you to move faster which gives you time
to tend to every corner in your house. Now, you don’t have to clean out all of
the junk at once but, we recommend decluttering once a month to ensure that
each time you deep clean, you do a good job.
Work your way down
We recommend starting with hard to reach
places that are above the ground such as ceilings, cupboard tops and so forth.
Then move your cleaning down to walls, furniture and eventually, floor
surfaces. The reason for moving in this direction is so you don’t release any
dust into the air or spoil your floors or furniture as you are cleaning.
Pay attention to your floor
As we mentioned earlier, your floor should
be the last surface that you clean in your home. Having said that, floors can
be tricky and especially underneath furniture, you will find a lot of dirt and
dust collecting. Try and move your furniture so you can get access to the floor
underneath. Where possible, you can also use a special vacuum cleaner that
allows you to reach underneath for a thorough clean.
Consider getting help
If cleaning is not your forte, you can
always look for help. Domestic cleaning in London is a big market and there are
plenty of professional services you can enlist to give your home a good deep
clean. You can even hire them for specialised cleanings such as deep cleaner
carpet cleaning or even floor polishing.
How to choose the right house cleaner
It’s natural to feel apprehensive when it
comes to professional house cleaning. It’s your home we’re talking about after
all – you want somebody who’s going to treat it with respect, and who you can
trust with your property. With so many house cleaners in Melbourne offering
their services, it’s entirely reasonable to feel lost – who should you choose?
Ask for recommendations
House cleaning isn’t as easy as it looks –
since you’re here on our website, we’re sure you’ve come to that conclusion
yourself! You want your house to be spotless. And with the scope of work and
area to be cleaned, any house cleaning job should be done with utmost care and
Look for testimonials and reviews
So you don’t have any family or friends
who’ve engaged a professional house cleaner in Melbourne recently. No problem –
instead, cast your net a bit wider and get on the net! One of the best ways to
spot a good house cleaner from one that isn’t quite as fantastic is to search
for them on the web and check their testimonials and online reviews.
Look for specialist cleaning jobs
While you may not need a specialist cleaner
(yet), we suggest looking for a cleaner that offers these services anyway. Not
only does this ensure that your cleaner will be able to rise to the occasion if
you need a specialist cleaning job done, but it’s also a testament to your
Treat your first phone call like an
Want to get a better idea of whether a
prospective house cleaner is the right match for your needs? Just ask them! Unfortunately,
not many people do this. All too many will only look at quotes and not do
enough legwork to get a better understanding of the person they’ve just called.
Here’s How to Clean Your House More
A few years ago, I found out that I’ve been
cleaning my home all wrong. I was in a hotel room, when a maid came in and
sprayed a solution on every surface…and then left. Right when I thought she’d
forgotten, she returned. She wiped for less than two minutes with a thin dry
cloth, and the whole place sparkled. It had, frankly, never occurred to me to
let one solution do all the work, so I asked her what she’d used. It was
something called Butcher’s Bath Mate—an industry standby.
The Best Way to Clean Your House
The biggest mistake people make is cleaning
room by room (this is called “zone cleaning”). It’s much too slow!
“You can either clean your kitchen in four hours, or clean your entire
house top to bottom in four hours,” says Lisa Romero, owner of Just Like
New Cleaning in Fort Collins, Colorado. “A lot of people get caught
focusing on one area—say, doing a super job cleaning the counters—and never get
to the stove, let alone the next room. In reality, just wiping things down and
moving on is quick and efficient.”
Most pros are in favor of “task
cleaning”: completing one chore, such as dusting, throughout the entire
house, before starting the next. “You’ll do a little more walking, so it’s
a good workout,” says Ronald Payne, owner of RZJ Janitorial Services in
Plano, Texas, “and I find that it’s faster because you’re in a mindset to
keep moving.” Follow these seven steps and your whole house will sparkle
in four hours if you’re a beginner, two and a half once you become a pro. Need
an even quicker method? Check out our tips for cleaning your house in only an
hour, or our speed-cleaning guide for just 30 minutes.
Our Ultimate Cleaning Guide
The recommended plan of attack?
Top-to-bottom, left-to-right. “I always start [in the upstairs
bathroom],” says Romero. “It’s a good place to leave supplies.”
For each task, start at the highest point in the room (if dusting, this might
mean high shelves), and move from left to right across the room. This way, you
don’t miss anything, and you won’t accidentally knock dust onto already-cleaned
Dust Your House
Dust each room, including the topsides of
all the furniture, undersides of shelves, and all handrails, as well as picture
frames, TV screens and knickknacks. “When it’s possible to dry-dust, I
do—getting something wet makes it harder,” says Romero. To get rid of
fingerprints, dampen a microfiber cloth with warm water.
How long will the cleaning take?
You’ll get an email from your house
cleaning pro to confirm the appointment date and time, size of your home, and other
details. When the pro arrives they will review the scope of work with you and
discuss how many hours the cleaning will take. Prior to the pro beginning your
cleaning you should discuss any priorities or tasks that fall outside of the
listed scope of work which may result in an updated price.
How do I schedule each cleaning? How far
out can I schedule my appointments?
During checkout, you’ll be prompted to
select your appointment preferences for your first house cleaning, which you
can schedule within 90 days of purchase. After each cleaning has been
completed, you’ll receive an email prompting you to schedule your next
appointment. If you choose, you can also access and schedule any other
cleanings you’ve purchased within the ‘Your Orders’ page of your Amazon
account. If you’ve purchased multiple cleanings and don’t plan to have them
fulfilled within the next 90 days, you’ll need to wait to schedule those
appointments until your preferred appointment date is less than 90 days away.
What happens next?
You’ll get an email from your house
cleaning pro to confirm the appointment date and time, size of your home, and
other details. Please reply with any special house cleaning requests, issues,
or other important info related to your house cleaning service.
How will the house cleaner know my
If it’s your first time booking an
appointment with the house cleaner, be sure to review the scope of work
outlined on this page before your appointment so you know what’s included in a
typical cleaning. Plan to be available to review your cleaning preferences and
priorities when your pro arrives. This will help ensure your pro spends their
time cleaning the parts of your home that matter most to you. Any special
requests should be discussed before the service appointment begins, as some
requests are not included in a standard cleaning and may result in an updated
If I buy multiple cleanings, do I pay for
all of them at once?
You will not pay for all cleaning
appointments at once. During checkout, you’ll see the total price for all House
Cleaning appointments you choose to buy together, but your chosen payment
method will only be charged for 1 cleaning at a time. You’ll only be charged
after each service is completed.
Reasons to Choose a Professional Company
Instead of a Private Cleaner
Unless you’ve discovered a 48-hour day,
we’re pretty sure you need some help around the house. More and more people
decide to give their house cleaning to hired hands so they have more time for
leisure and family time.
Sometimes, not much thought or research
goes into this decision though, and they end up disappointed. Why is that?
Because they decide to hire private cleaners without background checks or
So many things can happen during house
cleaning! It’s not enough to be extra careful. Accidents can happen – no one
means to break or damage a valuable household item! It can be so simple – a
bucket sloshes water over the edges and ruins a carpet, or a vase is shattered
when it’s knocked off a table. Private house cleaners generally don’t carry CGL
(Comprehensive General Liability) insurance, which means they would have to pay
out of pocket to repair or replace any damage to your home. Even if they are
willing, most are not able to take on this expense, which means you have to
live with the damage, or pay for it yourself.
Coverage for the cleaners
Professional house cleaning companies carry
WSIB for their employees. This means that if the cleaning staff gets injured in
your house or on your property, you have zero responsibility or liability. Some
homeowners make the mistake of thinking that their house insurance will protect
them if someone trips on the stairs or slips on the driveway- but that coverage
is just for guests in your home. Anyone you hire to do work in your home is
exempt from your plan. This is where hiring a private individual is a risk – if
that person gets injured at your home and can’t work for a period of time, they
can sue you. They may not win, but who wants the fight? Save yourself the
hassle and expense when things go wrong, and choose a professional house
Quality of products
The grocery store has an aisle of cleaning
products, but are they really the best? Professional house cleaning companies
have access to a different range of cleaning products than the ones available
at big box stores. Using more effective and higher quality cleaning products
means a better bang for your house cleaning buck.