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Ideas please of 'big jobs' to give cleaner

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toddlermom Tue 28-Feb-17 22:38:44

Hi, first world problem I know!! We are going away tomorrow and I totally forgot to cancel cleaner and don't want to cancel her last moment leaving her with no job and no money.

The problem is that the house is already totally clean - for once! So I thought I could maybe get ideas of 'big jobs' to do that don't normally get done. She has 15 hours to fill!

So cleaning oven, cleaning out fridge, vacuuming mattresses, sweeping patio - any other ideas please to give her?!!

Thank you for help!!

Haudyerwheesht Tue 28-Feb-17 22:40:54

I'd just say can you clean the oven and clean out the fridge and enjoy your time off with pay tbh

OneWithTheForce Tue 28-Feb-17 22:43:44


Littlefish Tue 28-Feb-17 22:44:22

Empty and wipe out all kitchen cupboards.
Wipe all skirting boards.
Clean windows inside.

everdene Tue 28-Feb-17 22:44:32

I'd suggest:
Defrosting freezer
Organising any cupboards you need
Laundering/rehanging curtains?
Cleaning windows (if she doesn't already)
Tidying bookshelves
Cleaning oven

Those are the kinds of things I'd ask my cleaner to do and she can say yes or no depending on how comfortable she feels going through our stuff.

DropZoneOne Tue 28-Feb-17 22:47:25

15 hours??!! How big is your house that 15 hours is your cleaners usual hours shock

Cleaning skirting boards
Clean inside of the windows
Take everything out of kitchen cupboards, clean inside them, put everything back in unless it's out of date
Wipe down all painted walls
Steam clean curtains
Clean carpets (if you have a carpet cleaner)

Millybingbong Tue 28-Feb-17 22:48:38

As I was mopping the kitchen today I thought through dining table could really use a proper clean on the legs and cross bar thinges. We have 3 small things and it was a bit foul I gave it a half hearted wipe with the mop and made a mental note to ask the cleaner

wobblywonderwoman Tue 28-Feb-17 22:50:52

I agree with dining room chairs.

My big jobs are the the dining room chairs - legs etc.

NoFanJoe Tue 28-Feb-17 22:56:03

Change sheets
Clean fridge

toddlermom Tue 28-Feb-17 23:15:08

Hi DropZone. Not usual hours! Had booked her for 2 days for half cleaning /half babysitting but now the baby and me will be gone so all cleaning!

Thanks for suggestions all!

Davros Wed 01-Mar-17 17:04:35

Clean front door and clean/sweep path if you have one?

Astro55 Wed 01-Mar-17 17:08:47

Light fitting don't look at mine
Re-organize cupboards
Fridge / freezer
Put washing machine and washing machine in a deacale wash

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