Though this may seem counter intuitive, after all you are paying the maid service in Dubai to come and clean your home, there are somethings that you should do to improve your relationship with your maid service.
You are not contract bound to do these, but if you do, then it is a sign to your maid that you acknowledge her as a person and value her contribution in keeping your house clean. Here is a list of things you can do to make sure that your maid service is concentrating on the jobs that are more time consuming and labour intensive than wasting time in doing chores that you can do in a few minutes.
Tidy up: If you do this, then the maid can concentrate on getting the vacuuming done or the floors cleaned.
> Pick up the things lying around on the floors, tables and counter tops to clear the space for the maid to clean. Remove all the mail, toys, clothes. Secure away the cash and valuables to reduce the risk of theft and also for your own peace of mind.
> Rinse the Dishes: Often we stick the dishes into the sink without rinsing them out. The food particles dry up and stick to the pans making dishwashing a more complicated and time consuming. Rinse out the dishes with water before placing them in the sink. Also, fill the dishes with water to make them easy to clean when the maid arrives.
>Check the Clothes: If you want your maid to do the laundry, then help her out by checking the clothes. Empty out the pockets and if there are any spots or marks that need to be treated, you could do it before hand. Segregate the clothes according to the wash loads so the maid doesn’t have to take that decision and you can benefit of having your whites and coloreds washed separately. Any delicate clothes that need special wash should be segregated, as must the clothes that tend to bleed.
>Clear the counter space in the kitchen: Put away all the things that do not need to be on the kitchen counter so the maid doesn’t have to waste time in stowing away things or moving them around as she is cleaning and dusting.
>Tidy up the wash room: remove any clothes and towels that are hanging around and keep away unnecessary things that you do not need to clear the counter space and make it easy for the maid to clean the washroom.
>Create a list: if you haven’t done it already, create a to-do list for your maid so she knows exactly what needs to be done. Mark the priority jobs so she can do those first avoiding confusion. Most homes have a standard list of task for regular maid service in Dubai, you too should create one and add on any extras on a need to do basis.
>Clear communication: This is the most important part of any maid – client relationship. Communicate clearly so that the maid understands exactly what is required of her and how you prefer to get things done.
Show appreciation: once the work is done, you should let the maid know that you appreciate her work. You can begin by thanking her and if you are very pleased with the job, you may wish to give her a tip sometime.
Following the tips above you can get more work out of your maid service in Dubai than you thought possible.