Speed Cleaning Tips: Staying Tidy In Between Visits from Your Housekeeper

Speed Cleaning Tips: Staying Tidy In Between Visits from Your HousekeeperSo you’ve finally broken down and hired a housekeeper! That’s great! Now you have time for so many other things. But now you’re wondering what to do in between visits. Should you clean? Leave it for another week? What?

Whether you clean between visits and how often you do that will depend on:

1. How often your cleaning service comes

2. Your standards of acceptably clean

3. How many high-maintenance items you have (think glass shower doors)

For the most part, we find that our clients don’t need to do that much (or any) cleaning between our visits. But just in case once a week or every two weeks isn’t often enough (and you don’t want to schedule more visits), this is a checklist of things you can do to keep things in tip-top shape.

Keep Things Off the Floor

Try to stay organized. Even if things aren’t actually clean, your home will look clean if you don’t have clothes, towels, toys, and other odds and ends laying around. You’ll also get more bang for your buck with your housekeeping service, since your surfaces will already be clear and ready for cleaning.

Wipe Down Counters

This goes for both the kitchen and the bathroom. You don’t have to move things around, really. This is just to keep everything clean, shiny, and guest-ready. Also, don’t forget the mirror in your bathroom. Remove spots so you and everyone who uses it will only see their beautiful reflection and not your hair products or toothpaste. You can use Windex Wipes for all of these surfaces.

Clean Your Sink and Appliances

If dishes start to build up in the sink or leftovers start piling up in the fridge, make sure you give them a good clean once in a while. This may or may not be part of your cleaning crew’s regular services, so make sure you know what you absolutely have to do.

Sweep and Vacuum

This is especially important if you have pets. A quick vacuum will preserve your carpet and add years to its life, but it must be done frequently. We recommend everyday, but at least once a week!

Squeegee Shower Doors After Each Shower

Not only will this prevent the buildup of soap scum and bacteria, it will also save your housekeepers time and you money.


This doesn’t have to be as difficult or time-consuming as you think. A good duster costs about $10 and won’t just spread the stuff around. This is a totally optional tip, but if you or someone in your home suffers from allergies, it may be a good idea to do everyday or every other day.

1st Class Cleaning

If you’re worried about whether you need to clean between your maid service’s appointments, you may want to reconsider the company you’re using. Serving the greater New York City area, 1st Class Cleaning can keep your home or office neat, clean and tidy so that the cleaning you have to do is minimal (or even non-existent). We never fear the white glove treatment – from you or your guests!

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