As people spend more time at home than ever before, the mess seems to accumulate. Plates are already full with work and family responsibilities, so finding time to clean the house and change the linens seems like an impossibility.
Luckily, cleaning services like MOP STARS are available to simplify your life, ensuring your house stays clean and comfortable, even if you don’t have the time to do it yourself.
If you’ve never hired a cleaner before, you’re probably unsure what exactly a cleaning service entails. Sure, they vacuum, mop, dust, and clean the counters.
But you really hate changing the sheets and making the bed. It’s the bane of your morning each day.
So, you might be wondering: do house cleaners change sheets?
Changing your bed linens and sheets is not generally included as part of a standard recurring residential cleaning service. Some companies do include this service, though most will charge you an extra fee at the least, and some may refuse to change sheets at all.
When hiring a cleaning service, it’s vital that you know what you’re getting, so we’re going to list the services you can expect as part of a standard recurring cleaning and explain why cleaning services don’t usually include linens.
And since I know you hate changing the sheets, I’ll also let you in on the best ways to arrange for sheet service with your cleaner.
Is Changing Sheets Part of a Standard Clean?
Every house cleaning company you hire will offer similar services, though the specifics of what you’re getting will vary between them.
You can reasonably expect any cleaning company to do the basics like vacuuming, sweeping, mopping, and dusting.
Changing sheets and bed linens is not included on that list.
Cleaning services are there to clean your home, and they don’t usually tidy up or put things away. They don’t do laundry, linens, dishes, or other chores that could be considered daily tasks.
Granted, some companies might allow you to add on these services. You’ll find that they tend to be much smaller companies, individuals, or those with only a few cleaners on the team.
Larger cleaning companies won’t usually offer such services, especially on a weekly, bi-weekly, or monthly cleaning services.
Why Aren’t Sheets Part of a Standard Clean?
There are several reasons why you won’t get sheet service as part of a standard cleaning package.
First, doing your linens would require doing laundry, and you have to consider just how time-consuming laundry is.
A single load can take well over an hour to wash and dry. Sure, your cleaner can do other things while that load is going, but what are they going to do during the second or third load? Just sit there and watch the washing machine?
Your cleaners have other clients and homes to clean as well, so they can’t spend all day in just one home. At least, not without charging an exorbitant amount for the time!
That’s to say nothing of the logistics of it. Not every home has a washer and dryer, for example. This means that your cleaner would have to transport your laundry to another facility to get your sheets clean.
Also, consider that your cleaner doesn’t know where you keep every item, and they can’t remember the exact layout for each home. And if you’re not there to let them know where to look, they could waste previous time tracking them down.
Changing your sheets would require the cleaner to locate new sheets and linens to put on the bed, and if they did this in every home, they’d have to know exactly where each of their countless clients stores their bed linens.
Of course, they can’t go looking through all of your cabinets in a search for your bedsheets. That would be highly unprofessional and would have the potential to cause all sorts of trouble!
Plus, everyone changes their linens on a different schedule. Some people change their sheets every other day, yet some only change their sheets once every few weeks.
Cleaners aren’t in the habit of doing tasks that aren’t necessary, such as changing sheets that were just changed, and with no way to know when linens were last changed, it’s generally best to leave them as part of the daily tasks.
As you can see, there are quite a few valid reasons for cleaners to ignore your bedsheets.
What Is Part of a Standard Clean?
For the most part, your house cleaner will take care of weekly and bi-weekly chores. Daily tasks, including making the bed, will be left to the homeowner.
If you’re starting to wonder whether hiring a cleaning service is really worth it when they don’t wash and change your sheets, then you’re not considering the plethora of other jobs they will take care of.
Many of these are probably neglected in your home now!
Below is a list of what you can expect to be included in a typical regular cleaning service but keep in mind some of these could vary between companies.
- Vacuuming or sweeping carpets and floors
- Mopping hard floors
- Empty household trash (removal of trash not included)
- Clean the bathroom sinks and showers/tubs
- Dust around the home
- Clean high-touch areas
- Wipe down countertops and cabinets
- Clean and disinfect the toilets
How to Get Your House Cleaner to Change the Sheets?
As you can see, the list of chores that your cleaner will cover is rather extensive, but it doesn’t include changing your bedsheets.
Don’t fret though. In some cases, you can arrange for special services with your cleaner, including making your bed and changing your sheets.
Be aware that not all companies will negotiate with you. Smaller companies and individuals are more likely to be accepting of custom arrangements, but larger businesses probably won’t accommodate such requests because of the time and logistics, as we discussed previously.
The best way to get your cleaner to change your sheets is to make it less time-consuming for them. If you strip your bed linens before your cleaner arrives and you lay out fresh linens on the bed, then your cleaner doesn’t have to go looking for anything and they know they’re not expected to do any laundry.
Often, if you leave your bed in such a state, stripped of the old linens with new ones waiting neatly on top, your cleaner will take the initiative to make your bed up with the new linens.
However, it’s certainly not guaranteed.
If you want to make sure your cleaner takes care of your bed linens, you’re going to have to talk to them and negotiate it.
For smaller cleaners with fewer clients, a small add-on like that might not be a big deal. But if you’re dealing with a larger cleaning company, they might still deny such requests, so be aware of that before you start negotiating. At the least, you should expect a small upcharge for the extra service.
What Do We Do At MOP STARS House Cleaning?
At any MOP STARS house cleaning location, you can expect us to go above and beyond to make sure that your home is truly clean, so you can feel comfortable in your home and confident in our services.
To that end, we do more than just the basics that were listed above as a standard cleaning service. We like to take things a step further, ensuring your satisfaction after every cleaning.
Below, you’ll find a complete list of what’s included with our standard recurring cleaning so you know exactly what you’re getting with MOP STARS.
- Emptying of household trash cans (trash removal not included)
- Scrubbing of showers and tubs, including the doors and tracks (this removes stains from hard water and soap scum)
- Thorough vacuuming of the house, including stairways, nooks, and crannies
- Pull out the hard to reach dirt from edges and corners of hard floors
- Wet mop all hard floors
- Vacuum upholstery, including furniture
- Wipe down hard furniture
- Thorough dusting, including hard to reach areas such as ceiling fans, high cobwebs, around knickknacks, fixtures, and more
- Cleaning of all glass doors
- Cleaning of all mirror surfaces
- Cleaning of toilets, including the base and the floor behind the toilet
- Clean all window sills and tracks
- Clean high-touch areas such as light switches, door handles, and cabinet pulls
- Clean the electrical outlets
- Vacuum underneath rugs
- Clean down the exteriors of cabinets, cupboards, and drawers
- Clean baseboards as needed
- Clean air duct vents as needed
MOP STARS offers cleaning on weekly, bi-weekly, and monthly schedules to fit your needs and budget.
We take care of the cleaning so you can spend more time with your family or doing what you love, rather than spending those hours on your knees with a scrub brush in hand!
You’ll still be responsible for the day-to-day cleaning, such as dishes, laundry, and changing your bed sheets, but MOP STARS can take care of the time-consuming tasks you can never find time for that make your house feel truly clean!
Similar to other special services like oven cleaning, some house cleaning companies will change your sheets but you should expect an additional fee.
Still, for most folks, it will be more than worth it.
After all, you only have 24 hours in a day!