If you’re thinking of starting your own house cleaning business, or you’re already cleaning, there are plenty of useful hacks that you need to be aware of.
Cleaning other people’s homes means you have to be more careful about what you do as there is nothing worse then accidentally knocking off that expensive vase or using the wrong cleaning product on their marble worktop.
We thought we’d give you a few useful tips & tricks that you should know:
Vacuum storage bags
Vacuum storage bags can be a lifesaver and are a great way to save space, while keeping items protected from water, dirt, dust, insects, mildew and even odours. If the owner is okay with you moving some of their belongings, such as unorganised clothing or extra bedding such as quilts and pillows, then a vacuum storage bag will really be able to help you. Not only will this make anything needed to be stored away more organised, it will also make your life a lot easier when you come back to clean again.
Prepare for different floors
Each year, a new floor fashion comes into play and more often than not, they need special products in order for them to be cleaned so they are not damaged. One tip that may stop you from using the wrong cleaning product is to call the home that you’re going to be cleaning in advance to find out if they have a specific type of floor. If they do, then you are well prepared to get the right cleaning product. If you do this for all of the homes that are scheduled in, then you will be prepared for anything.
Choose your products wisely
Some people like to use natural cleaners, others like to use specific brands. In some cases, the owner of the home might even specify a particular brand that they want you to use. When it comes to cleaning, then you should choose your products wisely. This will not only allow you to cut down on the number of bottles, sprays and fluids that you’re taking from place to place, it can also help you to do the job even quicker. Some products can act as a universal product, suitable for a number of surfaces, but these don’t always do the job as well as individual products. Finding the balance between quantity and quality is ideal when it comes to cleaning someone else’s home.
Double check everything
Even if you think you’ve done a good job when it comes to cleaning someone’s home, it’s always better to double or triple check. Due to the fact that a home owner is paying for service, they are more likely to criticise and find fault in anything they can. Because of this, you should make sure that everything you have cleaned or tidied is spotless. From a tiny little dirt mark on the floor, to a missed window ledge, when you’re in the flow of things it’s quite easy to miss something. Always make sure that you double check.