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What to Expect from Your Merry Maids® Cleaning Visits

If you’ve never enlisted the help of cleaning professionals, you may be wondering how to prepare for our visits. You know the whole purpose of Merry Maids® services is to help you with cleaning tasks around your home, but isn’t it polite to clean up beforehand? Or should you leave everything as is and allow our cleaning professionals to handle it all? To get the most out of your house cleaning services, the answer is: a little bit of both. Here’s some helpful guidance about what to expect from our cleaning services and what you can do to prepare.

Should You Clean before House Cleaning Services?

When you’re inviting outsiders into your home, it’s a perfectly normal instinct to want to make the best impression by cleaning up before they arrive. However, when those outsiders are cleaning experts you’ve hired to make your home sparkle, it doesn’t make sense to do the job they’re there to do. Merry Maids® gives you back time you would have otherwise spent on chores around the house, and we want you to enjoy that time doing other things.

You can expect our cleaning experts to take care of the following tasks during your house cleaning service:

  • Scrub bathroom counters, sinks, toilets, and tubs

  • Dust furniture, picture frames, and knick knacks

  • Clean kitchen sink and countertops

  • Sweep, vacuum, and/or mop floors

  • Wipe down appliance exteriors

  • Change bed linens

How to Prepare for House Cleaning Services

While there’s no reason to scrub the toilet or mop the kitchen floor right before we arrive, there are a few things you can do to prepare your home for your Merry Maids® professionals. These little acts go a long way in safeguarding your personal items, helping us do our job more efficiently, and making sure you get the very best value from our services.

Here are a few ways to prepare for your house cleaning services:

Set out fresh bed linens.

We’ll change the sheets on the beds in your home as a standard part of our service. Placing a clean set of sheets on each bed streamlines this task and ensures we use the correct bedding.

Write out special instructions.

If there are any areas you feel might need extra attention or are especially important, jot down some notes or a list and go over it with us ahead of time or upon arrival. This way, we’ll be able to refer back to it if you’re unavailable or not at home while we clean, and we’ll be sure not to miss anything.

Put important documents and bills in a safe place.

We take great care not to disturb your personal items, but it’s always wise to keep important documents in a safe, out-of-the-way spot to ensure nothing gets misplaced.

Empty the sink and clear countertops.

We clean and disinfect your sinks and countertops and can do so more efficiently and effectively when dishes, groceries, mail, extra toiletries, and other items are out of the way. This also helps avoid items being misplaced.

Tidy floors and other surfaces.

Pick up toys, clothes, or other clutter collecting on the floor, staircase, or other areas. We can move or tidy a few items here or there, but it’s best to ensure we have easy access for the most thorough floor cleaning.

A Happy, Healthy Home with Merry Maids®

When it comes to messes, you can rest assured our cleaning professionals have seen it all and are ready to handle whatever comes our way. The most important thing you can do to get the most out of your Merry Maids® service is to communicate. Ask questions, provide feedback, and make requests. Our cleaning experts are your partners in a cleaner, healthier home, so we want to know if there’s anything else we can do to increase your satisfaction.

Ready to schedule home cleaning services with Merry Maids®? Request your free estimate today.