Welcome to another insightful piece from Organize It, the most organized cleaning company in the world. I am Libby DeLucien and today, we’re tackling a common dilemma faced by many homeowners: the pre-clean. You know the drill – the cleaners are coming, and suddenly, there’s a rush to tidy up. But what should you really be doing before your cleaning team arrives? Let’s dive into the do’s and don’ts of preparing your home for professional cleaners.

Why Pre-Clean at All?

It might seem counterintuitive to clean your home before the cleaners arrive, but there’s method to the madness. Preparing your space can make the cleaning process more efficient, ensuring that the cleaners can focus on the deep cleaning tasks that really matter. Whether you’re a part of the Organize It family or working with another company, these tips are universally helpful.


Tidy Your Counters

Clearing off your kitchen and bathroom counters can drastically improve the quality of cleaning you receive. Items like hair dryers, makeup, and paperwork can prevent cleaners from accessing every nook and cranny. By tidying these areas, you enable your cleaners to focus on the details, like backsplashes and counters, ensuring a thorough clean.

Clear Clutter from Floors

Toys, clothes, and general clutter on the floor can hamper cleaning efforts. Our goal is to clean, not to organize. By clearing the floors, you help us get straight to the dirt, dust, and grime. Remember, decluttering floors isn’t just about aesthetics; it’s about making every minute of cleaning count.

Know That Cleaners Won’t Judge You

Feeling embarrassed about the state of your home is common, but unnecessary. Professional cleaners are just that – professionals. We’ve seen it all and are here to help, not to judge. Our mission is to alleviate your stress, not add to it.


Worry About Doing the Dishes

Unless you’re dealing with a week’s worth of dishes, leave your morning breakfast dishes to us. Organize It and most professional cleaning services include dishwashing as part of their routine, as long as it doesn’t extend the expected cleaning time significantly.

Clean With Chemicals

Avoid using chemical cleaners right before your cleaning service arrives. Mixing chemicals can be hazardous and might counteract the products used by the professionals. Trust that your cleaning team will use the right products for the job.

Leave Out Private or Dangerous Items

For the safety and comfort of everyone involved, ensure that weapons, biohazardous materials, and adult items are properly stored away. This not only respects the privacy of homeowners but also ensures the safety and professionalism of the cleaning environment.

Preparing your home for the cleaners doesn’t have to be a daunting task. By following these simple do’s and don’ts, you can ensure that your cleaning service is as efficient and effective as possible. Remember, the goal is to create a more comfortable, clean, and welcoming space for you and your family.

At Organize It, we’re here to help you achieve just that. Whether you need advice on preparing for a cleaning or are looking for a professional team to take care of your home, we’ve got you covered. Thank you for choosing us as your trusted cleaning partner.

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