How can I work best with my maid service?

Establishing the proper rapport with your home cleaning service goes a long way to establishing an enduring and productive partnership.
Establishing the proper rapport with your home cleaning service goes a long way to establishing an enduring and productive partnership.

Be professional
  • Establish a comfortable employer/employee relationship. Don't be overly personal, but do try to be on a first-name basis.

  • Treat interaction and conversation as you would in the workplace.
Don't hover
  • Show them what needs to be done.

  • Show them where things are stored.

  • Show them how you like things to be done.

  • Get out of their way.
Addressing issues
  • If unhappy about performance, bring it up immediately and discuss in a professional mannner. Either leave a friendly note or show them what the problem is.

  • NEVER accuse anyone of a crime unless you have iron-clad proof. For example, a missing item may have been moved by someone else.
  • If pleased, let them know with a nice note or kind words. Think about how much you like a pat on the back for a job well-done.
Bonuses
  • A card on birthdays

  • A gift or cash for Christmas

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