Hiring the Right Cleaner
When you choose a house cleaner, it is important to choose someone that you can trust to do a good job in your home. Decide whether you want to hire an individual or use a house cleaning service. Contact potential cleaners and ask about the services that they provide - some provide only certain services and will not clean windows or wash laundry. Be sure to find a cleaner that will do all of the tasks necessary to clean your home or apartment. Once you have narrowed your list to two or three potential cleaners, invite them to your home to view the space, give a time and cost estimate and ensure that you two can work well together.
Preparing Your Home
When you decide on a cleaning company, it is important to prepare your home appropriately. Begin by removing breakable items from shelve and tabletops, including decorative vases and picture frames. Move small chairs and end tables out of the room if possible. If your home has floor-length draperies, remove them or tie them so that they are at least 6 inches above the floor.