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5 Myths About House Cleaners – Debunked!

House Cleaner in Los Angeles - 5 myths debunkedFor one reason or another, many people are hesitant about hiring a house cleaner in Los Angeles, Orange County and San Francisco (we’ll take the local perspective). Even when they have an abundance of telltale signs that they need a professional helping hand, homeowners will be reluctant to have their house cleaned. Often it is because of a host of misconceptions that cloak the true value of professional cleaning services.

We have debunked the myths we have heard of.

House cleaner doesn’t steal or snoop

Many films and series would have lost a valuable plot twist had it not been for a shifty cleaning lady. Unfortunately, this myth seems to persist in the real world, even though hiring your cleaner through a reputable cleaning referral agency should disperse this doubt. Trusted cleaning referral agencies vet their cleaning teams thoroughly. They perform background checks and follow up on references.

House cleaner doesn’t judge you

When you hire a professional cleaning lady in San Francisco, remember that you hire a professional. It’s their job to make your house look great, so they won’t expect it to be spick and span. There’s nothing to judge – you’re simply too busy to make time for house cleaning, just like every other customer of theirs.

People who hire a house cleaner aren’t lazy nor incompetent

Time is at a premium in today’s world, no need to explain further. Reality says you can’t have it all and must prioritize. Delegating the stuff that you can delegate and focusing on what really matters for you is a smart use of resources. No one has it all together. Without a little (professional) help.

House cleaner won’t do shoddy work

If you hire a reputable and trustworthy professional, why would you expect them to slack on the job? It’s a very common impression that you pay cleaning ladies to do crappy job that you could have done, maybe even better. What this idea leaves out is the fact that you can and you should hire a professional to do your house cleaning. If you go through an established agency, you’ll definitely get a referral to a professional who is trained and experienced in cleaning, cleaning products and cleaning procedures.

House cleaner’s services aren’t reserved for the well-off

This is so not true. Long gone are the days when professional cleaning services were the privilege of the rich. Not only can these services be affordable, they can also be entirely transparent. Maid This! Also has discounts in place for weekly, bi-weekly and monthly cleanings. Bear in mind that there is a bunch of reasons why you should take house cleaning off your to-do list. Still think professional cleaners are out of your reach?

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Are House Cleaning Services Worth It?

Cleaning services in Redondo Beach - Are they worth itWhen we talk about the worth of a product or service, it’s not the price alone that is the deciding factor. The value is the ratio between the financial investment and the quality of the result. For example, you can have your hair done in a prestigious salon and pay 30% more than you think is ok. However, true professionals will know how to cut your hair so that it keeps the desired look as it grows. You can end up having gorgeous hair for months. You’d probably say such a haircut was well-worth the money. We have already discussed the reasons to get professional cleaning services and the signs that tell you it’s time you called in a professional. So, let’s look into the value of cleaning services in Redondo Beach and across Southern Cali.

Do things around the house that you enjoy

Yeah, as outlandish as this may sound, when you think about it, you probably have some housework that you like. Something that helps you zoom out or even meditate. You know, like ironing while watching TV. Or baking a dessert, experimenting with spreads, 5-minute snacks and smoothies. Regular professional cleaning services will relieve you of the chores that suck your time and energy, so you can do the things that bring you pleasure.

Make some money on the side

Do you have a bonus program at work to earn some extra cash? Are you running a blog that pours in a steady trickle every month? Do you have some work you do on the side, like making clothes or grooming pets? If you are trying to make more money, it would actually make sense to outsource your weekly cleaning routine to a professional house cleaner. Comes across as counter-intuitive, but think again. Your home has to be cleaned – period. Cleaning your home won’t get you paid – period. Why not get it done by someone else, so that you actually buy yourself more time to make more money?

Think about the value of your time

You can calculate the worth of your own personal hourly rate. Take your monthly earnings, take out the tax, and divide it by the number of hours you do in a month. Is it more than what you would pay a house cleaner? If so, it means you’d pay yourself more than a professional cleaner. What are you waiting for?

On the other hand, the value of your working hour is not the same as the value of an hour spent with your family and friends. This is the time when you create priceless, lifelong memories. While it sure feels good to have control over your home, it is the time we spend with loved ones and doing what we love that gives meaning to our lives. If cleaning doesn’t contribute to making your life more meaningful, doesn’t it make sense to delegate it so you can do the things that really matter to you?

Relax so you can be more productive (AKA make more money)

It sometimes happens that we work long hours not because it’s impossible to finish it all in a day, but because we can’t whip ourselves into working faster or smarter. When weekends come, we’re strapped both for time and energy to cram in both the things that need getting done and relax. It’s this relaxation part that often gets sidetracked, unfortunately.

On the face of it, relaxation doesn’t bring us money and adult life is all about making money, so we can afford things we need and like. On the other hand, when we are relaxed, we have more energy to be productive and actually make money. Our thoughts are clearer and we have more inspiration. When we are relaxed, we can work smarter.

If a house cleaner takes on deep cleaning our kitchen or bathroom while we have an invigorating walk with family or a stimulating conversation with a friend over coffee, we may very well be more productive at work (and get a promotion, a bonus or an original idea for a lucrative project).

Simply have a cleaner home

If any of the above points resonate with you, this one is a cherry on the top. Simply, a professionally cleaned home is likely to sparkle in a way you could never make it shine. Maybe, because it’s just not your thing or you don’t have the time available to do it as well as you could. But, a nice smelling, clean home does make us feel good about ourselves and our lives, doesn’t it?

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Using the platform was super simple. I've used my cleaners five times now, and the one time I did have to reschedule it was super easy, hassle-free. It's really simple, it's easy, and they've done great job.
Gus
Los Angeles, Ca
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Hours
Saved

My wife and I are thrilled how easy everything is with MaidThis, and now I’m a customer for life! If you don’t want to go through the hassle of finding your own cleaner, definitely try MaidThis
Jordan
Redondo Beach, Ca
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Hours
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I work a full-time job and I have a small kids at home, so by the time I get home the LAST thing I want to do is clean. If you need to save time, I recommend going through MaidThis. Their customer system was amazing.
Suzy
Los Angeles, Ca
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How to Check Guests In Remotely At Any Time, From Anywhere

Checking guests in can be a very pleasant experience. You get to meet your guests for the first time, and understand more about why they’re visiting. It’s also the opportunity for you to present them with the keys to your property, and to show them around the place. It’s a great way to learn about your guests and be assured that they will take care of your property.

But then there are also times when checking guests in can be a major pain. Flight delays for example, or traffic jams, mean that your guests could turn up much later than expected. You could be spending hours waiting for your guests, with constant updates from them saying that their delay is extended.

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Spring Cleaning for Your Vacation Rental: 6 Things to Review Before Busy Season Starts

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Summer is coming up fast and with it comes vacation rental guests galore. While more business is definitely always welcome, summer can be a stressful time for vacation rental owners. This is especially true if they head into the season unprepared. Therefore, prepping ahead of time and creating a solid plan for the months to come are non-negotiable tasks.

Below, we have compiled 6 tasks to look over before things get busy. Be sure to check these off your to-do list in the next few weeks and you’ll be more than ready when summer arrives.

#1: See your place from a new point of view.

Guests don’t want to arrive to find worn and inoperable items at your vacation rental. Clearly, things like broken faucets and faulty refrigerators must be fixed immediately and hopefully, haven’t been left for fixing during spring cleaning.

However, there are other, smaller things that may go wrong or become worn out and sometimes, it’s hard to see what might appear too worn to a guest. Therefore, it is crucial that property owners take a good look at their rentals from the point of view of someone who has never seen the place before. Some people are able to do this on their own while others choose to bring in a trusted friend to help them find flaws.

Once the issues have been pinpointed, be sure to fix them as soon as possible. A flaw may seem tiny to you but to your customers, the same thing could be a big deal. For this reason, you will want to ensure absolutely everything is in tip-top condition before people begin to arrive.

#2: Update your online presence.

Whether you run a website of your own or advertise on a larger rental site, updating your listing (along with any accompanying photos) can work wonders for building your guest base. This means updating your prices for peak season; making sure all amenities are listed; and adding new, summer-friendly pictures, such as images of the gorgeous swimming pool or the amazing beach view.

Additionally, now is the time to keep your social media pages as active as possible. Post ideas for fun things to do in the area near your rental, include images of your property and the surrounding attractions, and be sure to answer comments and questions promptly. Asking friends and family to share posts can also help spread the word about your property, potentially bringing in more guests during the vacation season.

#3: Add some summer flair.

Winter is a time for evergreen wreaths, dark-yet-warm colors, and cuddly blankets and pillows. However, now that winter has passed, it’s time to put away the warm and cozy items and add something bright and fun.

This might mean switching out wall hangings, putting brightly colored flowers in a vase on the table, changing the bedspread to something more lightweight, or even adding an iced coffee brewer to the list of amenities. Additionally, if a pool is available to guests, it could mean purchasing new poolside furniture or swapping out the dishes for something colorful and pool deck-friendly.

#4: Change out linens.

Obviously, it is important to restock clean linens throughout the property between guest stays. However, it is also crucial to replace all linens and towels with new ones on a regular basis. After all, who wants to sleep on threadbare sheets or dry off with a worn towel?

Unfortunately, this is a task that often goes forgotten for much too long, leaving valuable guests with less-than-ideal sheets, blankets, and bath towels. This can lead to bad reviews and unhappy customers.

In order to ensure you keep visitors happy and well taken care of, use your annual spring cleaning time as a reminder to buy new sheets and towels for your rental space. This doesn’t need to be a huge expense and will add that new, clean feel all renters look for.

#5: Make an ironclad turnover plan.

More guests means faster turnover times, which means more work for you. This is a great thing, but failure to have a solid plan in place for quick turnaround days can leave you in a lurch.

Additionally, you will want to have a backup plan for those times when you’re not working with ideal circumstances. Some good options include hiring a cleaning service, bringing on a couple of part-time staff members, or always leaving yourself 2 or more days to get things ready for the next guest.

#6: Clean like crazy.

Remember when we mentioned that guests tend to see flaws you might miss? This is true of cleanliness as well. It’s easy to get the “obvious” spots, but what about the things that need to be attended to just occasionally? As no vacationer wants to stay in a dirty rental, cleaning should be at the top of your list of priorities.

Therefore, if you have difficulty seeing dirty areas, you will want to bring someone in to pinpoint the parts of the house in need of cleaning. If you are short on time, consider bringing in a professional cleaning company. They will be able to easily identify the parts of your home that need the most attention and clean them efficiently and effectively.

While developing your cleaning plan, keep in mind that the time before busy season is the best time to do your deepest cleaning. Things like shampooing carpets, power-washing sidewalks, and cleaning window exteriors can be done during this period without disturbing renters. Doing these tasks now will ensure your place is spick-and-span for summer and will make cleaning between guests a much easier undertaking.

 

Spring cleaning and preparation are crucial for success during the busy season. By using the tips above, you can ensure you are well prepared to take on all the extra work the season brings while still keeping your guests as comfortable as possible.

 

Would you like help cleaning your property to prepare for summer? Do you need assistance during those fast turnover days? We’re here to help!

Learn more about MaidThis! vacation rental cleaning today.

 

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At first I tried to take care of all of the cleaning process myself, and it turned out to be a bigger headache than anything else. So a friend told me about MaidThis and its been fantastic. I’ve been working with my cleaners for a few months so far. I recommend you check out the service for yourself.
Brent
Airbnb Host in LA
90+

Hours
Saved

I definitely think that as a company we've been able to make more money, not only because we're saving money by using Maid This, but also because they're helping take a few of the necessary evils with doing vacation rentals off of the property managers plate.
Laura G
Airbnb Host in LA
90+

Hours
Saved