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Making a Tidy List: What to Ask Your Cleaner to Ensure a Sparkling Home.

When hiring a cleaner to maintain the cleanliness of your home, clear communication is key to achieving the results you desire. In this blog post, we'll explore a comprehensive list of tasks to discuss with your cleaner, ensuring that every nook and cranny is taken care of. By setting expectations upfront, you can enjoy a sparkling and well maintained home tailored to your preferences.


  1. General Cleaning Tasks:

  • Dusting all surfaces, including furniture, shelves, and decorative items.

  • Sweeping and vacuuming floors throughout the house.

  • Mopping hard floors to ensure a thorough clean.

  1. Kitchen Cleaning:

  • Wiping down worktops, kitchen appliances, and cabinet exteriors.

  • Cleaning and sanitising the sink and taps.

  • Cleaning the microwave and oven surfaces.

  1. Bathroom Cleaning:

  • Scrubbing and disinfecting the toilet, shower, and bath.

  • Wiping down bathroom countertops and sink.

  • Cleaning mirrors and glass surfaces.

  1. Bedroom Cleaning:

  • Changing bed linens and making beds.

  • Dusting bedroom furniture and decorative items.

  • Vacuuming or cleaning under the bed if accessible.

  1. Additional Tasks:

  • Emptying bins in all rooms.

  • Cleaning interior windows and glass doors.

  • Dusting blinds or curtains.

  • Polishing stainless steel appliances.

  1. Personal Preferences:

  • Communicate any areas that require special attention or extra care.

  • Mention if there are particular rooms or items you want the cleaner to prioritise.

  1. Organisation and Tidying:

  • Discuss how you prefer items to be organised or arranged.

  • Specify if you want the cleaner to tidy up clutter or arrange items in a particular way.

  1. Frequency and Scheduling:

  • Determine the frequency of cleaning visits that suits your needs.

  • Discuss the preferred days and times for cleaning sessions.

  • Communicate any flexibility or specific scheduling requirements.

  1. Security Measures:

  • Establish guidelines for handling keys or access codes.

  • Discuss security measures to ensure the safety of your home during cleaning.

  1. Feedback and Communication:

  • Encourage open communication for any concerns or adjustments.

  • Discuss a system for providing feedback on the cleaning service.

  • Clarify how to handle any additional requests or changes in cleaning preferences.

By openly discussing these tasks and preferences with your cleaner, you set the stage for a successful cleaning partnership. Clear communication ensures that your home receives the attention it needs, allowing you to enjoy a consistently clean and welcoming living space.




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