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Cleaner for one-off clean... but what to get her to do?!

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coveredinsnot Thu 06-Aug-09 21:35:22

I've never had a cleaner before. But, I'm really busy with work and studying at the moment, and we have our landlady visiting next week, so I've arranged for a cleaner to come over on Saturday morning for 2-3 hours. Problem is, how the hell do I decide what to get her to do?! We live in a medium-sized 2 bedroom flat. shall I get her to do a once over everything, or get her to do the more grimy jobs like cleaning the oven????

Are there things cleaners don't normally do?

cat64 Thu 06-Aug-09 21:41:55

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FourArms Thu 06-Aug-09 21:48:54

Don't ask her to do the oven.. get some ovenpride to do that. Not at all labour intensive, just needs to work overnight.

Sidge Thu 06-Aug-09 22:39:56

Oh I'd love this.

My house is pretty clean but I would love someone to come and do the stuff I rarely get a chance to do properly, such as cleaning the skirting boards, woodwork, doors, internal window frames, tops of cupboards/units etc.

2-3 hours isn't that long for a really good clean so I think you'll need to prioritise - what needs most attention and what do you forget/not get the chance to do?

FourArms Fri 07-Aug-09 10:28:43

I do agree with the timing actually. In 2-3 hours you won't get a deep clean, just a surface one (also depends how tidy you are). You'd need 4-5 hours for a deeper clean.

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