What Can a Cleaner Do in 3 Hours?


What Can a Cleaner Do in 3 Hours?

Are you fed up with your never-ending list of chores around the house?  Do you want to hire a reliable house cleaning service? Are you wondering how do I know if my cleaner is good and what can a cleaner do in 3 hours?

If you have never hired a cleaner before, it can be difficult to know if they are doing a good job.  If you’ve got nothing to compare the cleaning to how do you know what to expect from your cleaner?  We will run through what a professional cleaner should be able to achieve in three hours:


Set Your Expectations

How clean is your home already?  Are you happy with the standard of cleaning but just need a helping hand? At Aboutime, depending on the property we sometimes recommend a deep clean before starting your regular service.  If you decided to go for a proper deep clean it’s easier for the cleaner to come in and maintain the property.

It’s important to understand that your cleaner is not magic. Whilst they are fully trained to be more efficient at cleaning than the average person, they can’t clean every inch of your house in only two hours unless you do a lot of the work yourself. No matter how amazing your cleaner is, if they are devoting time doing tasks you don’t care about, you’re not going to notice any progress in the cleanliness of your home.

If you decide to hire a cleaner for a couple of hours, it may take a couple of cleans to get your home to a standard that you want and that your cleaner can maintain.


Create A Check List Of Tasks

The simplest way to get what you want from the cleaner is to create a check list of tasks in descending order of priority.

Be clear with your cleaner about what you want done. See how much your cleaner can achieve in three hours.  Maybe before you hire them and if you are able, see how much you can achieve in three hours and you could compare the cleans.


What can be achieved in 3 hours?

What can be accomplished by a cleaner in three hours? Let’s assume the house has been cleaned to a maintainable standard.  If this was the case, at Aboutime we recommend three labour hours of cleaning for a three-bedroom house.  This would include some of the following tasks:

  • Vacuuming the entire house
  • Cleaning the bathrooms, including toilets, sinks, showers and baths
  • Cleaning the kitchen, including mopping the floor
  • Wiping surfaces down, emptying bins, clean mirrors etc

Of course, this is only true if you take care of some basic cleaning tasks yourself.


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Some clients don’t have time to do anything in the house, then more time is needed by the cleaner to pick up toys, fold laundry etc. These basic tasks take up precious time and there’s really no way a professional cleaner can be quick at picking up toys, so you’re better off doing it yourself. The more things you manage yourself, the more time your cleaner has for tackling the tough jobs.

If you are finding it hard to stay tidy, consider hiring a professional organiser to help give things a home.  If you have others living in the house, make sure they put their things away in their home.  A professional organiser will help you to keep your home clutter-free so, in turn, your cleaner can navigate the house and get it spick and span in no time.

We suggest creating a list of ‘cleaning needs’ and ‘cleaning wants’ for your cleaner. They can then work through the list of high-priority tasks.  If there is any time left over they can spend this extra time on the less important tasks such as sorting laundry. Try to prioritise tasks that are difficult or things that you hate doing yourself.



Your cleaner should be able to keep your house at a reasonable level of cleanliness in three hours!  You need to do your part and reduce the amount of basic time-consuming tasks like picking up toys or folding laundry. Give your cleaner a list of what you want to prioritise.  This will allow you to get the most out of their time.

Every home is different so it can be hard to know exactly how much can be achieved in three hours. As recommended previously, spend three hours cleaning on your own and then compare the work of a professional to your own.  Give yourself more time to do the things that you want to do.


Aboutime Cleaning Services

At Aboutime we recommend a spring clean every couple of months and if you don’t have the time to clean, Aboutime also offer a regular cleaning service! If you need your home cleaned, Aboutime can help. Give us a call today on 01 848 0444 for home cleaning services in the greater Dublin area! Aboutime gives a 100% satisfaction guarantee!

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