In recent years we’ve worked with cleaners and clients galore, and discovered that different people value very different qualities in their cleaners. We always aim to find the perfect cleaner for every client, but we quickly learnt that one person’s perfection is another person’s nightmare. If you’re looking for a cleaner, then you likely have an idea of the type of person you want. There may be specific jobs you need doing, a certain standard you insist upon, or a level of social interaction between you and your new cleaner that goes beyond them simply turning up, doing the job, and leaving.
To find the perfect cleaner, you need to consider your lifestyle, and the specific qualities you would like your cleaner to possess. The odds are you have a long list of ideal attributes, and while we would never discourage you from seeking someone that checks every box, we know from experience that certain qualities conflict with each other, making it incredibly difficult to find someone genuinely ‘perfect’.
We have, however, noticed a trend where cleaners and customers are concerned, in that certain types of cleaners are best suited to clients with certain types of lifestyles. This means that, while you may not be able to find a cleaner that does everything, you can easily find one that does the things that are most important to you incredibly well…
The Social Cleaner
A lot of our clients don’t just want a cleaner, they want a friend. Someone who will spruce up their home while simultaneously providing a little conversation. The Social Cleaner is the chatty type, the comforting type, the sort of lovely person you happily welcome into your life and don’t really want to leave when their time is up.
Sure, they clean, but you value them just as much for their ability to put you at ease, make you feel safe, secure and comfortable, and ensure your life is just a little happier.
The Perfect Cleaner For…
Social Cleaners are very popular with our older clients. They’re ideal for individuals who are in the house while the clean is being done, and don’t want to feel like there’s a stranger in their home. If you’re retired, experiencing poor health, or work from home, and spend a lot of time alone as a result, the Social Cleaner’s role is far more than simply keeping things spick and span. They’ll put you at ease, chat with you as they work, and brighten your day.
All that socialising takes up time and concentration. For that reason, Social Cleaners are more suited to light cleaning duties. If you need someone to run the hoover round, give everything a good dust, and clean the toilet, they’re perfect for the job. If, on the other hand, you place more value on a thorough clean, you may have to sacrifice the social elements.
The Hardcore Cleaner
If you’re dreaming of a spotless, pristine home, that’s sparkling from top to bottom without you having to lift a finger, the Hardcore Cleaner is for you. They are busy little worker bees who will come in, get cracking, and keep working until everything is perfect.
Your home will be polished to perfection, and your cleaner will be as inconspicuous and hassle-free as possible. No pointless chatter, no distracting questions or small talk. In fact, aside from the occasional whir of a hoover, you won’t even know they’re there.
The Perfect Cleaner For…
Hardcore Cleaners are perfect for young professionals who are out all day and want to return to a radiantly clean home. They don’t care about socialising with their cleaner, because they’re not home to see them. If they are home, they don’t want the distraction. If you work from home and need someone swoop in and do a bang up job, without ever bothering you, this is the cleaner for you.
Hardcore Cleaners are also popular with parents who like their home to be clean but are fighting an uphill battle in that regard due to their children and/or pets. When you have a family you want to devote as much time to them as possible – having a cleaner blitz the place gives you more time for your children.
The Elusive Polymath Cleaner…
Everyone wants a Polymath Cleaner, an empathic wonder capable of intuiting your every mood and whim. They talk your ear off when you’re lonely, keeping schtum when you’re busy or feeling anti-social, act as your counselor, friend, confidant, and surrogate parent, while simultaneously baking you fresh cookies and ensuring your house is utterly pristine – all in a record amount of time for a low price.
The Perfect Cleaner For…
Unicorns and other mythical beasts.
A polymath is capable of checking every box you have and some you haven’t thought of yet. They do exist, but sightings are few and far between. It’s rare to find one, and they are so in-demand that even if you do manage to track one down, the likelihood is they won’t have space in their schedule for a new client.
How To Find The Perfect Cleaner For Your Lifestyle…
When new clients get in touch we always ask them what they’re looking for in a cleaner. Our cleaning staff are varied – some are social, others are hardcore, some are more suited intense, occasional work. We always do our best to find the perfect cleaner for you, but it’s useful if we know your priorities.
If pristine cleanliness is top of your list, we’re happy to oblige, but an exemplary level of cleaning will require your cleaner to completely dedicate themselves to the task at hand, leaving little time for conversation.
If, on the other hand, your top priority is having someone to brighten your day and keep you company while they work, we’ve got just the cleaners for the job, but splitting their focus between you and your home may mean a little less gets done.
If you’re hunting for the perfect cleaner, get in touch and let us know exactly what you feel is the most important quality your new cleaner should possess. Already have a cleaner? What’s great about them? What’s not so great? Comment below and let us know…