How to get your home cleaning done your way


You know how you want your home to be cleaned. You want it done your way, and if you had the time, you might consider doing the job yourself. However, if you are not good at cleaning or you don’t have the time, the best solution is to book a cleaner that is just right for you. Putting the job in the hands of someone else doesn’t necessarily mean that you have to compromise on your standards. Here are some simple tips to ensure that your London home is cleaned your way.

1. Select your ideal cleaner for a personal service

It pays to spend time searching for a cleaner that will care about your home as much as you do. Visit and browse through trusted independent cleaners in your neighbourhood. Before booking read reviews from other customers and look for the details that could make all the difference. Do customer comments indicate that they genuinely care about their customers and that they take pride in their work? Do they seem to be professional and reliable, showing up on time and rearranging when they can’t make it? Are they experienced enough to know the tricks of the trade?

2. Communicate your requirements clearly

Don’t be afraid of being pedantic or idiosyncratic. Everybody is different and every home is different. As well as agreeing on what work needs to be done, rooms to be cleaned, ironing required etc., you should let your cleaner know how you like certain areas or items cleaned. It is important to set expectations at the beginning.

3. Stay engaged with your cleaner

Cleaner performance may decline over time if you do not appear to be engaged in the quality of the cleaning. To ensure that the cleaner keeps caring as much as you do, stay engaged by reminding the cleaner of your requirements. If standards are not being met, politely remind the cleaner. Cleaners take pride in their work and want to do a good job. Their motivation would only drop if it appears that you do not care about your home. Stay engaged and communicate with your cleaner to maintain a consistent cleaning quality.