Let others clean so you can relax, Voila

Let others clean so you can relax, Voila cleaners, who our are cleaning partners offer a range of cleaning services. Feel free to e-mail info@gentlemansbutler.com and have a read of some tips to make the cleaning process that much more organised.

Let others clean so you can relax, Plumber's stuff
Let others clean so you can relax, Plumber’s stuff

For many of us the summer months are a good time to undertake some repairs, whether that maybe internal or external decoration or possibly the joy of a new boiler with floorboards up and all the other factors enjoyed by such renewals.

Let others clean so you can relax, Voila's Dessy in action
Let others clean so you can relax, Voila’s Dessy in action

If you are enjoying a fruitful working relationship with your cleaner as we are, it’s good to remind oneself and them of not only how much you value them. As with any personal relationship falling into the habit of taking someone for granted can lead to a feeling of not being appreciated, so do praise where praise is due but equally let them know in an informative as opposed to a critical way of changes or additional areas to look out for.

Dessy from our cleaning partner Voila Cleaners  is Gentlemans Butler cleaner. She comes once a week and looks after cleaning, bed changing and ironing.

Let others clean so you can relax, Voila's Dessy using our wonderful Pilips steam iron
Let others clean so you can relax, Voila’s Dessy using our wonderful Pilips steam iron

If you are super organised then I suggest you have a folder on your computer marked cleaning, if not or do not wish to you can e-mail us and we can take care of all of this for you info@gentlemansbutler.com

I suggest you create an overall cleaning schedule from which you can create versions such as post building, spring cleaning, Christmas or dinner party as special occasions will not only require more time but also some different products.

Let others clean so you can relax, have a chocolate and put your feet up
Let others clean so you can relax, have a chocolate and put your feet up

Gentlemans Butler Cleaning Schedule

Cleaning Products (basic list)

Kitchen Towel, sponges, cleaner, bathroom cleaner, vacuum cleaner bags, toilet block, toilet cleaner, chrome tap cleaner, oven cleaner, liquid soap for kitchen, liquid soap for bathroom, soap for my room, recycle bags, black bin liners, tissues for sitting room, tissues for my room, colour clothes wash, white’s clothes wash, clothes softener, air freshener, wood polish, washing up liquid, dishwasher tablets, dishwasher salt, dishwasher liquid, floor cleaner, silver & brass polish

(If you create an excel you can get your cleaner to put a check next to any item you are running low on)

Like anything in life when planning or managing someone else, we suggest you see how long something would take to do yourself or at least have a good idea how long comparable suppliers would take to achieve the same job. Also do bear in mind they are not robots and will need some breaks if working for longer periods.

Let others clean so you can relax, Putney walks
Let others clean so you can relax, Putney walks

Our schedule for a weekly 3 hours clean (use as a guide)

  1. Take off old bedding on my bed and put in dirty laundry basket
  2. Take old and put in dirty laundry basket
  • Napkin in my cupboard,
  • Tea towel on cooker
  • Flannel, Small towel, WC matt, Bath matt, Hand towel in bathroom
  • Towel on the back of my door
  • Put Shower Curtain into wash – Every 4 weeks
  1. Put on a white wash – washing machine

10-15 mins

  1. Bathroom 30 mins
  • Clean Tiles
  • Clean Window – Every 4 weeks
  • Clean Basin
  • Empty small bin (keep a bin liner in)
  • Put a v into the loo roll (and replace if empty)
  • Keep products in the same place
  • Put in new Flannel, Small towel, WC matt, Bath matt, Hand towel in bathroom
  1. Hall 30 mins
  • Hoover
  • Dust
  • Wipe wooden working unit
  • Wipe Bar Stools
  • Empty Shredding Machine
Let others clean so you can relax, beautiful and clean bedroom... calm
Let others clean so you can relax, beautiful and clean bedroom… calm
  1. Kitchen & Sitting Area 30 mins
  • Empty Dishwasher if Clean
  • Put in dirty things and switch on if full
  • Wiping surfaces
  • Clean above cupboards every 6 weeks
  • Wipe down Fridge
  • Wipe down inside and outside of microwave
  • Cleaning Extract
  • Clean Oven
  • Emptying bins
  • Cleaning bins
  • Hoover floor
  • Mop floor
  • New Tea Towel
  • New Napkin
  • Cleaning sofa cover every 4-8 weeks (put in wash
  • Empty small bin
  • Clean Window
  • Put out new Tissues if needed
Let others clean so you can relax, momentos from Malaysia
Let others clean so you can relax, momentos from Malaysia
  1. My Room 30 mins
  • Cleaning surfaces
  • Basin
  • Hoover Floor
  • Mop floor
  • Clean windows
  • Change bed
  1. Ironing (basic) 45 mins
  2. Incidentals extra
  • Hand washing (sometimes if so discuss with Michael)
  • Silver Cleaning
  • Sweep outside the front door of my flat
Let others clean so you can relax, Voila
Let others clean so you can relax, Voila

In relation to any works you are having done to your property prior to the works take an array of photographs from different angles, then box up ornaments and mark the boxes, such as “bookshelf left”. Thus everything should go back with ease.

In addition, one nice touch is to try to link your rooms with fragrance and colour, especially useful after painting.

Enjoy, relax, have a snooze…. then its time for dinner mmm…

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