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Ways to cut down on your cleaning bill~what your maid wishes you would do.

Updated on October 13, 2011
Most maids don't dress like this...why ruin such cool outfits?
Most maids don't dress like this...why ruin such cool outfits? | Source

Things you should do to help your cleaners

Please keep in mind these are all mainly meant to be humorous. It is true that most cleaning services will charge you based on the average time it takes to clean your house, so if you can lower the time you can lower your costs.

1. If your pet defecates in your house, do not let it set there for two weeks and harden to your floor, maids don't like to clean it. It isn't their pet and some maids just want clean it.

2. STOP wearing black socks on white carpet, if you really have a problem with naked feet then get slippers. Do realize how long it takes to get off all those little fuzzy lint balls off of your carpet.

3. Don't use so much hairspray that your maid sticks to the floor. Some bathrooms are like walking into a sticky mouse want your made to clean not become your pet.

4. Once in a while, spray the inside of your shower with some sort of after shower spray....helps lessen the scum, lower the chances of mildew, and lowers the amount of screaming that you hear when your maid is scrubbing your bathroom.

5. Stop cluttering up every flat surface in your house...moving every single little nick-knack is a pain and potential hazardous to the inanimate objects.

6. Don't ask for insane things to be done...who makes the maid scrub their patio furniture? That is why there is a garden hose.

7. Don't make them use the chemicals that you make in the lavatory (oh wait maybe you think this word is actually laboratory). The mixtures your are making (unless you are a Chemist) are probably gagging the maid and later on she will be in the hospital so the maid service will have to include the costs of workman's comp into your cleaning bill.

8. If your house is completely clean, why waste the money? Join a club to make friends.

9. If no cleaning service is leaving you satisfied then you know what they say..."If you want it done right, you have to do it yourself."

10. If you don't care about the how much it costs to clean your house, then tip your maid. You tip the pizza boy and the girl at the salon so tip the person cleaning the house that you'd rather not have to clean.


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    • Erin Boggs1 profile imageAUTHOR

      Erin Boggs1 

      6 years ago from Western Maryland

      Exactly. Some people really do let it set there and then they won't tip. I clean up after my pets and I can't image being like the maid will get it. lol what are they thinking?

    • kerlynb profile image


      6 years ago from Philippines, Southeast Asia, Earth ^_^

      "If your pet defecates in your house, do not let it set there for two weeks and harden to your floor, maids don't like to clean it." - Yikes! LOL :D But seriously, this happens a lot. We just have to learn to pick up after our pets. They're our responsibility.

    • Erin Boggs1 profile imageAUTHOR

      Erin Boggs1 

      7 years ago from Western Maryland

      Ha I know, my kids are always tearing things up and not picking up after themselves. Sometimes it is like walking through a barbie graveyard

    • Denise Handlon profile image

      Denise Handlon 

      7 years ago from North Carolina

      Gee, if only I had a maid to worry about these problems! LOL


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