Speed Cleaning Tips: Cleaning In Between Housekeeper Visits

How much you clean between housekeeper visits depends on three things:  1) how often you have housekeeping service  2)  your standards  for an acceptably clean house and 3) the number of high maintenance items you have, like clear glass shower doors, for instance.  But most people find they don’t need to do a lot of cleaning in between times.

  • Keep everything well picked-up.  Try never to go to bed with a messy house.  Get the family involved!  A neat and tidy house automatically looks clean.  Plus, you’ll get a lot more for your housekeeping dollar if the surfaces are clear and ready to be cleaned.
  • Wipe down kitchen and bathroom counters. Generally, you don’t have to move everything to clean underneath, but do keep the counters clean and shiney.
  • Clean kitchen sink and appliances as needed.
  • Wipe the spots off bathroom mirrors. Use Windex Wipes in each bathroom to take care of both mirrors and counters.
  • Sweep/vacuum floors. To preserve your carpets for years to come you must vacuum frequently.  If  that’s not an issue for you, you may not even run the vacuum between visits.   S ‘up to you.
  • Squeegee shower doors after each shower. The 30 seconds this takes means no soap buildup.  This too will save your housekeepers time, and you  money.
  • Dust if you have to. If dust allergies are an issue or your conscience demands you dust every day or two, for heaven’s sake buy a good quality lambswool duster (about $10.00 at most any hardware store).  Contrary to what some people think they do not “just spread the dust around,”  they actually attract dust by the natural oil found in lambswool. You won’t believe how easy dusting can be. ( On the other hand, some of us just think of dust as a wood preservative and don’t bother our pretty little heads about it!)

We realize there may be other things that are important to you to do between housekeeper visits, but these are the basics.

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56 thoughts on “Speed Cleaning Tips: Cleaning In Between Housekeeper Visits

  1. Getting the family involved is one of the most helpful things you can do to keep your home in order. If everyone handles a small part of the cleaning “pie,” less work is put on one person and everyone in the home learns good housekeeping habits.


  2. Great Tips!! I like your blog post this is very informative and useful for everyone. i must want to say that if we do some little work by ourself so we can save time.
    Thank you for sharing with us such a good post with us.

  3. This is an informative piece! Aside from that, there should be a division of labor to make your work a lot easier. In this way, everyone could be able to have active participation in all the household chores.

  4. Thanks for your tips, I made a new year promise to keep especially toilet, bathroom and floor clean and started to clean the house twice in a week with no excuses 🙂

  5. If your house cleaner, or other dedicated cleaner requires you to do cleaning work in-between visits — then you should hire a new cleaning company. Here in Vancouver we highly recommend http://www.armanexpert.com/ for the best in all type of professional cleaning services that won’t leave you hanging dry in between visits. It’s a job done right!

    1. Good Morning, Thanks for commenting. I would post your comment except that we do not post any comments that include “advertising.” I bet your service is top-notch, but no matter how clean my housekeepers get my kitchen floor or bathroom vanity, believe me I need to do some upkeep in between visits. But then I only have them come every 2 weeks… Please stop by again.

  6. Keeping everything clean on a daily basis is the best way to go in my opinion. Don’t let things build up to the point that you may get behind and not want to do it.

  7. Good tips – some people clean their homes to perfection before the housekeeper comes because they won’t want the cleaner to think they’re messy, which makes it pointless having a cleaner in the first place! But then other people are extremely messy and make no effort, thinking the cleaner will do it all, and this makes his/her job extremely difficult so some quick cleaning in between visits is a really good idea.

  8. Cleaning your house in between housekeeper visit would be a great help in maintaining your house clean. Everyone would no longer be exposed to allergens that might be a caused for them to get sick.

  9. Nice post. I was checking constantly this blog and I am impressed! Very helpful information specially the closing part 🙂 I deal with such info much. I was looking for this certain information for a long time. Thanks and best of luck.

  10. The only thing that can keep your house clean is yourself.
    No matter how often you call Housekeeping services so far you don’t look at this thing yourself, it not gonna done.

    1. I know what you’re saying, but as an owner of a housekeeping agency for the past 33 years, I certainly encourage people to get professional house cleaning help if their budget permits. It makes a huge difference in your quality of life. (I’m a customer too!)

  11. You got an amazing blog here. Housekeeping can really be a tedious job. Sure, most of us here will agree on this. It’s a good thing that there you have shared these tips. I’m having an issue with dust removal especially on my furniture. I am currently using microfiber cloth but it’s eating much of my housekeeping time. I will try lambswool duster as you suggested. But I might just ask someone to come over and do the cleaning for me.

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  13. A fascinating discussion is definitely worth
    comment. I do think that you need to write more on this topic, it might not be a taboo matter but typically folks don’t speak about these
    topics. To the next! Kind regards!!

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