Making the decision to hire a cleaning service may be the easiest decision you have ever made. After a busy day at work, driving your kids to and from school and soccer practice, grocery shopping, laundry, and making dinner, many families don’t have time to worry about cleaning the bathroom or kitchen. When you finally decided your sanity was worth the money, you could feel that weight being lifted off your shoulders. But what now? If you have never hired a cleaning company, you may not be aware of some of the etiquette guidelines that will help your cleaning agency do their best work. Read on for some tips on cleaning service etiquette.

professional cleaningPreparation

While it may not be common sense to prepare your home for it to be cleaned, it makes sense for the cleaning company. Would you try to vacuum your bedroom before you pick up all of the clothes that have been lying on the floor? It’s the same thing in the bathroom or kitchen. If there are large messes of mail, clothes, or shoes in the entryway or living room, it will be more difficult for your home cleaner to do their job. They may not be aware that you want your boots on that shelf in the closet, and they may not know that you want your mail in the bin by the refrigerator. If everything is left scattered around your home, the cleaning service will have a harder time cleaning the counters or floors of your home. To give your professional cleaners a break, tidy up a bit so they aren’t guessing where certain items belong.


If you want to give your cleaning service a bit more control in what they clean and what items can be moved around, communicate your wants and expectations with them. If there are certain tasks that you would like completed, if you have specific locations for items, if you want particular products used, let your cleaner know! At Sudsy Buckets Home Cleaning, we will be more than happy to accommodate your requests. When first hiring a local cleaning company, do a walk-through of your home and discuss specifics about tasks and what areas of your home should be included in the cleaning.

Respect Time Constraints

As we all know, cleaning takes time and attention. Your cleaning agency will surely appreciate an offer of a snack, drink, or conversation, but if you happen to be home while the cleaning is in progress, give them their space. If your cleaning service is hard at work scrubbing a tub, or wiping down counters, keep in mind that they are doing a job and want to complete the task as best as possible and as quickly as possible.


It seems like when to tip and when not to tip is a question that is commonly asked about in many industries. You may be an extra generous person and want to give tips after each cleaning visit, but this is not expected or required by most cleaning companies. If you would like to tip, a bonus at the end of the year is another great way to show your appreciation.

If you’re looking for a reliable and trustworthy cleaning service, contact Sudsy Buckets Home Cleaning today! We will work together with you to ensure that your home is kept clean and spotless. With these tips on cleaning service etiquette, you can be confident that when you come home from a busy day, your home will be clean and tidy. Communication is key to many situations, and we can ensure that your needs and requests will be met. Contact us today to get started!