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How Should I Prepare Before the Residential Cleaning Company Arrives?

Are you feeling anxious about a residential cleaning company coming to your home? This is a common worry for homeowners because they worry that the cleaners may judge them and don’t know how to prepare the home.

It is understandable to feel some stress because inviting someone into your home to clean can be embarrassing, but try not to worry as every local cleaning company will have seen it all!

While cleaning the home yourself top to bottom would defeat the point of using the best cleaners, there are a few steps that you can take to prepare the home and to ensure that the cleaners can work to a high standard.

Review the Contract

The first step to take is to review the contract/agreement that is in place with the cleaning services that you are using.

Every company is different but they will outline what services they can provide for you before arriving so you should always review this and see what you have agreed to.

This will allow you to see what tasks they will and will not complete, which should give you a better idea of what you can do to prepare the home for their arrival.

Communication is key in the cleaning industry, so try to strike up a positive relationship and let them know in advance for any additional tasks/tasks that are no longer needed.


In most cases, the best way to prepare your home for a residential cleaning company is to tidy the house. This will involve going around clearing space for them to clean. A few examples of the types of items to tidy away include:

  • Clothes
  • Toys
  • Magazines
  • Plates and mugs
  • Bathroom vanities
  • General clutter

When you tidy everything away, it will make work much quicker and easier for your cleaners to do what they are best at and hired for – cleaning and not tidying up and organizing.

You should also find that general tidying should help you to feel less embarrassed about bringing someone into the home to clean if this is something that you are worried about.

Stay Out the Way

You will also find it helpful if you can stay out the way when your cleaners are working. They will work best if they do not have to work around you, so you might want to get out of the house or simply to stay out the way.

Additionally, if you have kids or pets then it will be appreciated if you can arrange to have them out of the home while they work as they can get in the way and create more work.

Of course, this is not always easy (particularly during COVID-19), but you should let the staff known in advance if there will be people at home while they are working and try to keep out of the way as best you can.

Be Prepared For Your Residential Cleaning Company

Hopefully, this post will help you to get prepared for your residential cleaning company.

It is understandable to feel stressed and anxious, but they will have seen it all before and the best thing that you can do is to do some light tidying and to then stay out the way as best you can.

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