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House cleaning tips & tricks for other people’s homes

22 July 2016

If you’re a cleaner, or thinking about starting your own cleaning business, then there are a few tips and tricks that you should know.

When it comes to cleaning other people’s homes, the likelihood is that you’re going to be a lot more careful about what you do. There’s nothing worse than dusting and accidentally knocking off a vintage china plate from the wall and smashing it, or using the wrong cleaning product on their brand new floor. But there are plenty of tips and tricks that you can use to help you along the way. 

Vacuum storage bags

Vacuum storage bags can be a lifesaver and are a great way to save space, while keeping items protected from water, dirt, dust, insects, mildew and even odours. If the owner is okay with you moving some of their belongings, such as unorganised clothing or extra bedding such as quilts and pillows, then a vacuum storage bag will really be able to help you. Not only will this make anything needed to be stored away more organised, it will also make your life a lot easier when you come back to clean again. 

Prepare for different floors

Each year, a new floor fashion comes into play and more often than not, they need special products in order for them to be cleaned so they are not damaged. One tip that may stop you from using the wrong cleaning product is to call the home that you’re going to be cleaning in advance to find out if they have a specific type of floor. If they do, then you are well prepared to get the right cleaning product. If you do this for all of the homes that are scheduled in, then you will be prepared for anything. 

Choose your products wisely 

Some people like to use natural cleaners, others like to use specific brands. In some cases, the owner of the home might even specify a particular brand that they want you to use. When it comes to cleaning, then you should choose your products wisely. This will not only allow you to cut down on the number of bottles, sprays and fluids that you’re taking from place to place, it can also help you to do the job even quicker. Some products can act as a universal product, suitable for a number of surfaces, but these don’t always do the job as well as individual products. Finding the balance between quantity and quality is ideal when it comes to cleaning someone else’s home. 

Double check everything

Even if you think you’ve done a good job when it comes to cleaning someone’s home, it’s always better to double or triple check. Due to the fact that a home owner is paying for service, they are more likely to criticise and find fault in anything they can. Because of this, you should make sure that everything you have cleaned or tidied is spotless. From a tiny little dirt mark on the floor, to a missed window ledge, when you’re in the flow of things it’s quite easy to miss something. Always make sure that you double check. 

Written by Handy Home