Putting Away the Clutter Before the Cleaning Service Arrives
Are you embarrassed by the clutter and dust buildup in your home? If you’re thinking about bringing in professional cleaners, what to do with the clutter? Learn tips on what to do before the cleaning service arrives.
According to an article at thestir.cafemom.com, “What to Consider Before You Hire a Cleaning Service”
“Well, yes — but if you want the cleaning lady to be able to clean, then you have to put away all the clutter and junk you have lying around everywhere so she can actually access whatever surface she’s trying to shine, polish, disinfect, or all of the above.
And if you’re a procrastinator like me and wait ’til the morning of the day she comes to organize and de-clutter — here are a few tried and true tricks I swear by to make sure cleaning for the cleaning lady gets done quickly and efficiently.
1. The fridge doubles as a dishwasher. No, I’m not embarrassed to admit that whatever breakfast dishes we use get rinsed out and put in the refrigerator in lieu of washing them and putting them away. This little strategy also comes in handy for water glasses that line the nightstands in our bedrooms.
2. Forget the hamper, use the washing machine. Dirty clothes cluttering up your floor? Throw ’em in the washer. You’ll get around to doing a load or two at some point, I promise.
3. Don’t know where to put it? Try the bed in the guest room. Ours rarely gets used, so on any given day of the week, the bed houses piles of folded laundry and other various odds and ends. Piling everything up on the bed is genius, because then the cleaning lady can still run the vacuum and dust the dresser.” To read the entire article click here.