|I leave the list on the island|
with a pen (and usually a tip.)
Between moving the kids & I from the apartment to my husband's house, planning and executing the reception, and all the regular day-to-day stuff going on, I haven't had a lot of free time in awhile.
I love our Housewives and appreciate being able to schedule them to help me when needed. With everything going on, I KNEW it would be important for my Housewife to be especially productive the way I needed her to be when she started at the new house.
Have you ever given vague instructions to someone, realizing later that what you really wanted done wasn't completed (even though they technically did what you asked?)
"Clean the kitchen" to you might include washing the dishes, whereas to someone else it means wiping down surfaces and sweep & mopping the floors.
That's why we ask for a list from all of our clients.
Customer complaints are a rarity with us. But 95% of the time that someone has a complaint. We find that a detailed, prioritized list wasn't left for the employee and it all came down to miscommunication.
Our checklist has several ways to focus productivity available. If you use our checklist, (available at the link below) you can number the rooms on the list in the order you want them cleaned, and check off the stuff inside the rooms that is important to you. Clients can even put a maximum amount of time next to each room on the list. So if it takes longer than you anticipate to finish a room, they can move on to the next room on the priority list.
With this knowledge at my disposal, I created my own list for my home, changing it slightly to reflect the needs of the house for the different weeks of the month, and leaving some spaces to write in anything I needed to add.
By creating a list with all the main categories on it and adding in and taking away tasks that don't need to be done weekly, my Housewife now has a rotating list of things to get done that help ensure everything is covered!
Best of all, I will never look up and wonder how long it has been since someone cleaned the ceiling fan.
You may only want your ceiling fans dusted every 3 or 6 months, or maybe you want everything on the main floor done every appointment, but you want to alternate cleaning in the upstairs and the basement. The possibilities are endless!
Pro Tip: Put your lists in clear sheet protectors and use a dry erase marker for your housewife to check items off and to leave notes. Then you only have to print each list one time!
We love it when you work with us to help make your experience the best it can be! Know that you can always call, text, email, or Facebook Messenger us if you ever have any concerns or questions. We'll be happy to help!
Stay tuned as we work on building a new website and sharing some other new adventures with you as well! Oh, and I can't wait to tell you about our awesome reception from last weekend!
212 Devron Circle
East Peoria, IL 61611