Should You Engage (Or Not) the Same Cleaner for Weekly Cleaning?

When it comes to maintaining a clean and organized home, consistency is key. But is it better to engage the same cleaner for your weekly cleans, or should you switch things up?

From our years of experience doing regular house cleaning, MEIDE.SG is glad to share our insights with you!

Let’s dive into the pros and cons of having a regular cleaner versus mixing it up with different cleaning professionals.

Benefits of Engaging the Same Cleaner

1) Consistency and Familiarity

Having the same cleaner each week means they become familiar with your home and your specific cleaning preferences. They know which areas need extra attention, where you store your cleaning supplies, and how you like things arranged. 

On top of these, they may also get to know your household members, pets and kids! Seeing the same familiar face each week brings smiles to everyone. This kind of familiarity definitely leads to a more personalized and efficient cleaning service.

2) Trust and Security

MEIDE clients often want the same cleaner for regular cleans for familiarity and safety
MEIDE clients often want the same cleaner for regular cleans for familiarity and safety

Next, building a relationship with a regular cleaner can enhance your sense of trust and security. After all, you’re letting someone into your personal space. So, feeling comfortable with them is crucial. Whether you are still in pajamas, or doing your personal tasks at home, having the same cleaner at the residence gives a sense of comfort.

Additionally, one may even have less concerns about forgetting to safekeep their wallets and valuables in the safety deposit box during cleaning sessions. (not that we encourage leaving them lying around, you know)

Moreover, there could be some sessions where you are not yet home in time, or out at the office the entire duration. As such, you can entrust the same helper with your door entrance code or key and have them enter, do the cleaning, and leave. This independent cleaning process saves you a lot of stress and effort! Imagine coming home after a long day of work, to a sparkling clean house!

In essence, having a regular same helper builds trust, and leads to a more relaxed and worry-free cleaning experience.

3) Efficiency and Speed

Pro tip to having the same cleaner every time: the more your cleaner knows about your home, the quicker and more efficiently they can work. They won’t need to spend time asking questions or figuring out your preferences each visit.

And, because most cleaning companies charge on a per-hour basis, this can save you tons of money in the long run! For instance, you can engage a cleaner for 4 to 5 hours per session for the first few sessions. Then, after the same cleaner gets familiar with the cleaning requirements and exact process, you can reduce it to 3 to 4 hours. Mostly, the same cleaning outcomes can be obtained!

Thus, this can be particularly beneficial for those who value faster cleaning, value-for-money hourly cleaners, and those who really need the house routinely and quickly tidied up.

4) Feedback and Improvement

Having the same cleaner allows her to keep improving the service each time
Having the same cleaner allows her to keep improving the service each time

Lastly, regular interaction with the same cleaner allows for ongoing feedback and improvement. If there’s something you want done differently, you can communicate this, and over time, your cleaner can adjust their methods to better suit your needs.

Nonetheless, this process of feedback and improvement is also applicable when you have a few cleaners regularly cleaning your house. Via a trustworthy cleaning platform like MEIDE, you can send feedback that will be consistently recorded, applied, and communicated to the pool of available cleaners sent to your abode for cleaning.

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Downsides of Engaging the Same Cleaner

Now that you have heard the advantages of engaging the same cleaner for weekly cleaning or recurring sessions, let us re-consider our perspectives.

Is choosing the same cleaner for each and every cleaning session for your house, the wise and right decision? Maybe not!

1) Dependence and Availability

Good to have alternatives when your regular part time helper gets ill
Good to have alternatives when your regular part time helper gets ill

Maybe you have not thought of this. But relying on a single cleaner can be risky if they suddenly become unavailable due to illness, vacation, or other commitments. This could leave you scrambling to find a replacement or dealing with inconsistent cleaning schedules.

On the other hand, having a pool (even 2 or 3) of different cleaners can provide greater flexibility. If one cleaner is unavailable, you have others to fall back on.

Also, scheduling your cleaning sessions can be much easier when you have a few familiar faces to choose from. This is especially so when you have a tight schedule and can only make it on specific dates and timings. If you only have 1 cleaner to choose from, that cleaner may have been already booked by other clients too. Thus, it would be really helpful to be able to have the same cleaners available (rather than just 1 same cleaner)!

Perhaps you can consider alternating between 2 or 3 cleaners. This can help maintain a consistent cleaning schedule without compromising on the speed of regular cleaning and the advantage of having familiar faces!

2) Complacency and Routine

The same cleaner can be fast but become complacent after many regular cleaning sessions
The same cleaner can be fast but become complacent after many regular cleaning sessions

Sometimes, familiarity can breed complacency. A cleaner who has been working in your home for a long time might start to overlook certain areas or become less meticulous over time.

Unfortunately, over the years, we have had long-term customers experience this.

Whilst they find no significant drop in cleaning quality, the zest of enthusiasm and proactiveness to go over and beyond the cleaning duty slowly reduces over time. On the other hand, it is understandable that clients expectations’ rise over time, based on the idea of “familiarity”, elucidated above.

Hence, it is no surprise that we at MEIDE.SG would be more than willing to facilitate the swap of cleaners between customers, even amongst long-term homeowners and experienced cleaners!

Actually, we feel that alternating or rotating between cleaners can help prevent complacency and the decline in enthusiasm. Different helpers bring fresh perspectives and new energy to your cleaning routine.

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3) Same Cleaner Might Have Limited Expertise

Some cleaners might be particularly apt in certain specialized cleaning
Some cleaners might be particularly apt in certain specialized cleaning

In reality, different cleaners usually have varying strengths and expertise. While your regular cleaner might be great at general cleaning, another might excel at deep cleaning or tackling specific tasks like window washing or upholstery cleaning. By rotating cleaners, you can benefit from a wider range of skills and knowledge.

Furthermore, you might discover things you like about different cleaners. Some are especially passionate about pets, whilst some simply love kids! And some cleaners can even do some fabulous food preparation for you!

4) Fresh Eyes and New Cleaning Approaches

New cleaners bring fresh eyes to your home. They might notice areas that have been overlooked or bring new techniques to your cleaning routine. This can ensure that every corner of your home gets the attention it deserves.

Indeed, switching cleaners may be wrongly mistaken to be a “bad thing”. From real-life experience, home owners have quite a lot to potentially benefit from having different cleaners each week.

Having different cleaners weekly can add a sense of variety and novelty to your routine. It can be refreshing to see how different professionals approach the same tasks and can keep your cleaning experience dynamic and engaging.

Conclusion

Whether you choose to engage the same cleaner for your weekly cleans or mix things up with different professionals depends on your personal preferences and priorities. If you value familiarity, trust, and efficiency, sticking with a regular cleaner might be the best choice.

However, if you appreciate easy and fast cleaning bookings, flexibility, fresh perspectives, and varied expertise, rotating cleaners could be the way to go.

Ultimately, the decision should be based on what makes you feel most comfortable and satisfied with your cleaning service.

We always advocate the best for our customers at MEIDE.SG. And, we also believe in primarily providing you what you truly desire. So yes! We can allocate you the same cleaner each time, every time. We can also provide you the option of 2, 3 or more cleaners that you can designate on an alternating basis.

Regardless of the cleaner and process, the verdict is: a clean home is a happy home!

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