Keeping your home clean and healthy is crucial not just for beautifying your living space, but also to prevent illnesses triggered by dust and other allergens.
Without a doubt, investing in professional cleaning services is a must, even if you have the time and energy to do the house cleaning chores. After all, nothing beats the experience and expertise of professional cleaners in making an entire house thoroughly free of debris, dust, bacteria, and other pathogens.
Today, booking house cleaning services in Dubai has become much easier to do because there are now mobile housekeeping apps that you can take advantage of. So despite having a jam-packed schedule at home and in the office, you can easily arrange for a housekeeper to tidy up your house.
Why Use a Housekeeping App?
With a housekeeping app, you can quickly and conveniently schedule a visit from one of the cleaning company’s housemaids. This way, you will have more time to tackle other responsibilities.
All you have to do is to download the application, enter the needed information, and select your preferred time. Once the cleaning company receives your details, they will take care of the rest!
How to Get the Most Out of Professional Home Cleaning Services
1. Inform the cleaners how you want your home cleaned
Everybody wants a clean home, but not everyone has the same preferences when it comes to how they want their houses cleaned. So if you have a specific request, be sure to inform the cleaners so you will always be on the same page.
If, for example, you don’t want them to clean your home office because of the sensitive data and documents they may find it in, inform them before they start cleaning.
Take note that reputable housekeepers usually have a cleaning checklist they follow to make sure that every corner of your house is thoroughly cleaned. It would be nice to ask them how exactly they will clean your house so you know what to modify or omit.
Once you are satisfied with how the cleaners will specifically tidy up your home, ask if you can hire the same cleaners for every cleaning session you will be booking in the future. This way, you will have peace of mind that you will be receiving the same excellent service at all times.
2. Tidy up whenever possible
Hiring professional cleaners does not mean that you should not get into the habit of keeping everything in your home organized and tidy yourself. You (along with everyone in your household) will still need to do your part in maintaining a clean home in between professional cleanings.
The clean-as-you-go practice is one of the best habits you can observe to ensure a clean and tidy home at all times. This means cleaning the sink, table tops, and counter spaces after every use. Moreover, be make a conscious effort not to create clutter.
And before the cleaners arrive at your house, do some tidying up as well. You have to remove all objects that could hinder the cleaning process and pick up all items from various surfaces. Keep in mind that you are investing in professional cleaning services to make your living space neat and tidy – not to tidy up your mess.
3. Let the cleaners know if you have pets
Informing the cleaners if you have pets will prevent them from getting caught off guard by your dogs or cats. Also, this will ensure that they will bring the right cleaning products and tools to deal with any pet-related mess.
In addition to informing the cleaners about the kind and number of pets that you have, it’s also helpful to tell them about how you take care of your dogs and whether interacting with them while you are away requires special instructions. Some cleaners allow cats to roam around the house as they clean. With dogs, on the other hand, it would be better to have them secured in their crates or in a certain room so they won’t get in the way.
4. Be respectful and friendly
Housekeepers are not servants-for-hire. As such, human decency and consideration will always go a long way. Make sure to always show your cleaners respect and refrain from asking them to do things they are not obliged to do. Leave a great impression by offering them refreshments and snacks when they take breaks.
It is enjoyable to work for and with people who respect you and treat you well. Also, this will motivate the cleaners to always go above and beyond each time they clean your property.
Professional cleaners are certainly your best partner in making your home tidy and healthy at all times. By taking advantage of today’s available mobile housekeeping apps, booking your favorite cleaner becomes a lot easier. This means that your home will receive excellent service and care at each cleaning session.
Mohamed Samad is the Founder & CEO of Matic Services. He started the company in 2016 after a series of small start-ups within the home services sector. Prior to that, Mohamed was Vice President at Greenstone Equity Partners, where he spent 24 months building the UAE business from 2011-2013 with its founder.