Monthly Archives: February 2010

Spring Cleanings

Spring is just around the corner, and there have been many inquiries about spring cleanings. We generally consider spring cleanings to be everything normally covered in a general cleaning (dusting, floors, bathrooms, etc.) plus special projects–such as windows, blinds, ceiling fans, and the insides of kitchen appliances. Some of our customers will hire us for just the special projects alone. It is a time of year when everybody likes to get caught up before summer.

For those of us who are completely overwhelmed and don’t even know where to begin, try to be realistic. A home that has not been cleaned in months is going to require much more time to get back into shape than a home that is cleaned weekly or every other week. Depending on the size of your home, you may want to budget an entire visit on windows and ceiling fans alone. Also, if you have a lot of blinds, it may be more cost efficient to hire a blind cleaning service to take care of that task.

 A little bit of organizing can help immensely. If you can, remove clutter off of the floors, tables, and countertops before your maid arrives. We are more than happy to help you pick up and organize, but the more time the maid spends “picking up” and figuring out where things belong, the less time will be spent actually cleaning your home.

Stock up on cleaning supplies, and store them in a central spot. If space is limited, try putting them under the kitchen sink in a milk crate, so they can be easily taken out and put back.

 Here’s to a clean home!

To schedule a cleaning or for a FREE quote, give us a call at (312) 829-9600. You can also visit Maid in Chicago’s website and fill out our online form.