The Pre-Cleaning game for a Mt. Juliet maid service

Mt. Juliet Cleaning ServiceYour maid service is coming today!  Hooray, you look forward to this all week!  Coming home to a clean house is my favorite!  The only thing that could make it better would be having a chef who has prepared dinner and who cleans up after!  On these mornings you rush around tossing shoes and toys in the closets.  Believe me for this, we maids thank you 🙂

I have a maid service coming to my Mt. Juliet home today, should a do a little pre-clean?

Not to speak for all maids and butlers across the board, because I know this in great majority may not be the case.  But as for myself and my craft and profession, Serving people is a passion, cleaning is my craft.  A chef prepares plates of passion and great presentation. Toilets aren’t a passion, the presentation and delivery is my passion.  The “WOW” factor.  When a maid walks into your home she can start with a messy home and straighten the clutter or she can walk into a dirty home that needs to be cleaned.  Doing a bit a pre-cleaning to your home will allow your Mt. Juliet maid service to focus on making things clean rather than just in order.

What’s your idea of Clean?

Everyone has their own idea of clean.  For some people its vacuum lines in the carpets and the dishes put away.  For me, its removing dirty finger prints from the doors, light switches and cabinets.  Being clear with your maid on what you would like is so easy to do.  We are simply maids and unfortunately not mind readers.  (Mind reading maids tend to be extremely expensive.)  Everyone’s expectation and focus may differ.

Let’s compare checklists

An experienced Mt. Juliet maid service will arrive with a checklist to review during the initial interview/consultation.  A prepared home owner has a checklist of their own.  How easy is that?  Bringing both of these checklists to the table can prevent quite a bit of disappointment later. After a few cleans you may notice something that you would like to add to the weekly list, awesome let your maid know!  She wont know unless you tell her.  At the same time, if your maid is doing something you love, let her know!  We love compliments!

Let us help you!  When the original cleaning “to-dos” were negotiated; bathrooms, bedrooms, kitchen, stairs and baseboards, the pile of clean clothes left on the sofa and last nights dinner party was not factored into the equation for weekly cleans.  The less you leave laying around allows your maid more time to focus on the presentation and “wow” we strive to deliver.  That being said, folding laundry and cleaning up after parties can be arranged.  Lets talk dollars so it makes sense.

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How to find a trustworthy cleaning service in Nashville

Whether you currently use a maid service or you are looking to start, there are a few key points of importance that everyone, from the president to the bachelor in the one bedroom apartment, must look for.  Trust!  First, before anything else, “Do i feel like I can trust this person in my home?”  This is YOUR HOME This is where you and the things most important to you reside.  In this article we will look at how “Trust” is one of the most important factors in choosing a cleaning service.

Can I trust the people coming to clean my house?

trust     If you’re like me, you don’t answer the door every time someone knocks.  You creep completely around your home through every window angle to get a better glimpse of this unknown visitor who has come calling unannounced.  No one anticipates unexpected guests anymore.  Every encounter has some preemptive notion such as a text, a phone call or an email.  You wouldn’t invite them into your home unless you knew them.  The same goes for a cleaning company.  Just because they have a business card and a cleaning kit, doesn’t mean they are people who you want scouring through your home.

How to develop trust with your cleaning company?

  • Trust is earned, not given: In most cases it simply takes time

The majority of cleaning service takes place while the people who live there are not home.  Would I trust this person in my home when I am not there?  Do I know this person?  They have great reviews, and a business card, should I automatically trust these people into my home.

  • Get a referral from a trusted friend

Asking friends or family for a referral of the cleaning company or maid service they use is a great way to find a reliable service.

  • Ask the company for references: And call them

Any reliable and legitimate cleaning service should have a list of references they can send to you.  Do your due diligence and call some references ahead of time.


9Seven Cleaning Service Does your cleaning service communicate with you?

Many times you never really know who your cleaning company is sending from week to week.  And in the lucky chance you get the same cleaning person each time, how comfortable are you to talk with this person?  Can you talk with this person?  If something isn’t done to your satisfaction, how comfortable are you to discuss it with them?  Trust isn’t just a judgment of encounter, trust is having communication with your maid service.

  • Does the cleaning company communicate who they are sending to clean your home?
  • Do they honor requests if there is a particular maid your prefer?
  • Do they follow up with you to ensure satisfaction?
  • Are they asking what’s important to you?

There is a thin line between professionalism and personable-ism. You are hiring a person to come into your home to do a job for you.  This is a hiring process, an interview.  Your cleaning service shouldn’t just come in, walk through your home and tell you how much you have to pay them.  This is an interview process and you’re the one hiring.  Be prepared to ask them questions…

1.  Do you have a list of references I can call?

2.  Do you have a copy of insurance and bonding certificates?

3.  Do you background check your employees?

4.  Will you send the same person to clean every week?

5.  What is your cancellation policy if I need to cancel for a week?

You have a vision of how your home should look before the cleaning service notion ever began.  Clearly define what is “clean”.  My husbands idea of clean differs quite a bit from my idea of clean.  Know that all of these meticulous details take time, with time comes a price.

9Seven Maid ServiceNarrow down your:  Basics – Musts – Wishes

If your home office is in order of personal organization, than that entire room should not be figured into your quote.  If your basement is out of commission, that square-footage shouldn’t be figured into your quote.  Lastly, be realistic, this is a maid service you are hiring, not your house keeper.  Pick up your undies, your this and that clutter as this will leave more time for your maid service to give the attention to detail in your cleaning needs you discussed from the git-go.