Preparing Your Home for Guests
Finding out that your extended family is coming to stay can be exciting, especially if you have not seen them for a few years.
Likewise, a visit from friends whom you have known for a long time, or brand new ones that you have made at work or on the kids’ playground, might be an event that you have looked forward to for a while.
However, if you are like a lot of people then these occasions might also make you feel a little bit apprehensive. After all, people who are important to you are visiting your home for the first time and you don’t want them to leave with a negative impression of it.
For many of us, our home represents who we truly are, it might even symbolise our status as well as our personal taste which is why we want to make a special effort to make the house look its very best when guests are going to see it.
While we all know that practically nobody really lives in a spotless house day to day, it feels great to project this image.
Inevitably you want to clear away all your clutter and polish everything until it is positively shining. Unfortunately though, t his is often immensely time-consuming and realistically not going to be possible before the guests arrive.
This is why so many people hire domestic cleaning companies clean their house for them.
At Roworth Cleaning we don’t just provide the same service to every customer that we have. Different people have different needs which is why we cater our service to individuals so that you are always satisfied with the final result.
You might be busy at work throughout the week or a stay-at-home-parent who has their hands full with tiny children to look after; either way we look forward to making your life that little bit easier with our fantastic service.
If you so have guests visiting at some point in the near future then here are some of the areas that you might want to think about getting cleaned:
When you get home in the evening the last thing that you want to do is tidy. It is only natural to get changed, fling your used clothes onto the floor, and get into bed and at weekends you probably have better things to do than tidy up the week’s mess. Instead your cleaner can do the tidying for you. Depending on what instructions you leave, they can pick your clothes up from the floor, hang them up or put them into the wash basket, and they can even put the washing machine on for you.
- En suites:
When staying in another person’s home one of the main rooms that people are concerned about is the bathroom. We automatically think about hygiene standards here more than anywhere else; just seeing one hair can instantly make guests feel uncomfortable which is why it is so important that these rooms are spotless when guests arrive. Toilets and en suites are time-consuming to clean. Inevitably every bathroom gathers some mould while the drains tend to get clogged up at one time or another and unclogging them is a dirty job that you would probably rather avoid. Your cleaner can thoroughly clean these areas so that they are immaculate when guests arrive.
Like the bathrooms, to thoroughly clean a kitchen you need to set aside a few hours which most people simply don’t have. The cooker alone can take a long time, and to thoroughly clean the floor and sanitise the surfaces is a big job which is worthwhile paying someone else to do. Depending on what you request, our cleaners can wash any pots and pans, mop the floor, and scrub the hob. This means that you can return home to a spotless kitchen where your guests can happily sit and have a chat over coffee.
- Porch and conservatories:
Over the last decade it has become increasingly normal to have a conservatory where you can enjoy a tranquil read on a summer evening or a cosy cup of tea over the winter. While they are lovely places to sit and spend time in when friends come to stay, they do also gather a lot of dust and can collect dead insects over the summer. Your cleaner can thoroughly wipe the windows, clear the windowsills, and mop the floor so that your conservatory looks like the welcoming, snug sanctuary that it should.
- Living/family room:
Vacuuming and in-depth dusting downstairs will make your home looks its very best for when guests arrive. Your cleaner will also bin any leftovers or rubbish as well as put away anything that is not in the right place such as toys or dirty dishes. First impressions are everything and you want your guests to be impressed the moment that they walk through the door. Our cleaners can make sure that everything in the hallway and throughout the house is completely cobweb- and dust-free so that your home looks totally refreshed.
It might be that you would like to hire a cleaner as a one-off, ready for when guests arrive or you might find that once you have seen the work that we do, you will choose to hire us on a weekly or fortnightly basis. Whatever your circumstances, please contact us on 0115 946 4730 to arrange a first meeting with your cleaner.