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Preparing Your Home for a Cleaning Service: Tips and Tricks

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Those looking to simplify their lives should consider hiring a professional house cleaning agency. 

However, you must first understand your part to get the most out of a professional home cleaning service. If you do not take the necessary measures before the arrival of the cleaners, they will be unable to clean the nooks and crannies.

Here’s what you should do before they arrive:

1. Remove the Clutter

Many of us are guilty of leaving dirty clothes on the floor, delaying making the bed, and forgetting to place our shoes in the closet because we rush to get to work or drop the kids off at school. Before you realize it, the house is overrun with clutter, including previously read newspapers and unopened mail. There are several items that, if addressed, will prevent your home from appearing cluttered.

While cleaners can help declutter before wiping filthy surfaces and removing stains from carpets, we recommend that you clear out different areas of your home before a cleaning session. Cleaners can spend more time cleaning and less time organizing your living space.

2. Organize Counters

You want the cleaner to figure out where your kitchen and restroom counter items are. Make a spot for everything and return it to its appropriate place before the cleaning lady (or guy) arrives.

Before your professional cleaner comes, please do your best to remove loose items from any surface you want cleaned. House cleaners are rarely asked to tidy up and arrange your personal belongings. If they can’t readily reach a character, they might skip cleaning that area of your home.

Even toothbrush holders and other decorative items commonly found on counters should be removed so the cleaner can thoroughly clean them.

3. Keep Personal Possessions

You are the only individual qualified to handle personal belongings and important mementos. This is true for items other than cash, passports, and jewels. Important things include priceless trinkets, books, and artifacts. Check to see if you have removed or stored expensive equipment and important papers that would be disastrous to lose.

Before the cleaning service, scour the house for any valuables you don’t want to lose. Remove them from areas where they may recline, such as the dining table. This allows the cleaning service to avoid placing the object in an inconvenient location.

4. Control Expectations

A cleaning agency cannot be expected to provide child care, recycle, wash outside windows, or move furniture. Although cleaners can handle large cleaning jobs, you should anticipate paying more for these services because they are not included in a standard cleaning.

5. Keep Pets Safe

This will differ from one home to the next. If your pets get along well with the cleaning crew, you may not need to cage or remove them from the house. If you are concerned, keep your dogs away from the cleaning crew, especially if it is their first home visit.


Overall, ensuring that you have completed all of these essential tasks before the arrival of the house cleaners is critical to providing efficient and high-quality house cleaning. As inconvenient as moving furniture and organizing things can be, you can see that it is worthwhile. Hopefully, this piece has given you a better idea of how best to prepare your home for the arrival of house cleaners.  

If you’re searching for cleaning services in Arizona after preparing your home for house cleaners, Inside Out Cleaning is here for you! We use only the best eco-friendly products to ensure your home is cleaned thoroughly and safely. Contact us now!

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Frequently Asked Questions

Can I cancel any time?

There are never contracts or obligations when working with InsideOut Cleaning. You can cancel an appointment at any time. The only thing we ask is if you have to reschedule for any reason, let us know at least 48 hours in advance. There is a $60 cancellation fee for cancellations that occur 48 hours before the arrival time of the appointment.

What happens if I’m not happy with my cleaning?
If something is not done to your expectations, please let us know. We’ll send a team out to make it right (within a 7 day window). If and only after our re-clean is completed – you’re still not happy with our service, we offer a full refund.
How long will it take to clean my house?
The time needed for a home cleaning can vary based on many factors. These include the condition and size of the home, extras, and which team we send since some cleaners clean faster than others.
How do I book a cleaning service?

You can go to our Book Now page and book directly online or you can give us a call and someone at the office will book it for you.

How many people will arrive to clean my home?

The size of the team we send may vary. Most of our teams are teams of two people. Depending on the size of the job we may send a team as small as one or as large as three depending on the requirements. If you feel you require a team of a certain size, please request that in the comments for the booking or call and let us know. We’ll always do our best to accommodate.

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