Think it’s time to hire a cleaner? You’ve gotten tired of seeing the same old mess you never getting around to sorting out. A professional house cleaner sounds like relief.
Hiring a cleaner for your house should be a carefully considered process. A cleaner will have to have some time in your home in order to get familiar with your home and routine to work efficiently, so it is best if they are hired for the long run.
Not sure of the essential qualities to look for in the potential candidates? We’ve got you covered.
The level of professionalism varies amongst cleaners. You need someone who is not just excels at their job, but also someone whose character you’re comfortable with. Though the level of formality decreases with time, your cleaner should still be mindful of any limitations or boundaries you set.
This factor also covers adequate quality of work and then maintaining it throughout the time they work for you. On that note, make sure the cleaner you’re considering has ample experience in house cleaning.
When hiring: Do a test run. You cannot determine how a cleaner is at their job with just a couple of interviews. Ask any questions regarding their cleaning methods and suggest any ways you like to have house cleaned; find a common ground for any issues.
Your cleaner should be punctual and attentive; you will determine this with time. If they’re late at their work, it is likely you disrupt yours.
If you provide a time and a set of instructions (which are within reason), your cleaner should be careful in both aspects.
When hiring: As mentioned, the level of discipline can only be determined with time. Although, check for past customer feedbacks and get through to a couple if you want. Any red lights in behavior or punctuality are likely to come up that way.
The first thing that will come to your mind once you approve of a cleaner’s working etiquette is: can I trust them? You have the right to feel that uncertainty even if the person is a pro with past experience in the industry.
You’ll be handing them pretty much exclusive access to your home. The house cleaner you hire should be trustworthy.
When hiring: Run a standard background check. Acquire references. Word of mouth is a great thing indeed; if the cleaner you are considering has worked for someone close to you – even better.