My First Cleaning Service: What to Do? A Guide for Clients in Belgium

January 15, 2024

Are you gearing up for your first cleaning service? This guide will navigate you through the essentials of preparing for a housekeeper's visit in Belgium. We'll cover the necessary cleaning materials and products you should have at hand and highlight the importance of having a first aid kit for any emergency that may arise during the service. Ensuring you're well-equipped not only facilitates a smoother cleaning process but also underscores your commitment to safety and efficiency.

Preparing Your Home

Before your housekeeper arrives, there are a few things you can do to ensure a smooth and efficient cleaning experience:

1. Declutter

Remove personal items and clutter from surfaces. This not only makes cleaning more effective but also protects your privacy.2222

2. Specify Areas of Focus

Communicate any specific areas in your home that require extra attention or areas that should be avoided.

Necessary Materials for a Housekeeper

In Belgium, it's common for clients to provide the cleaning materials. This practice is often preferred as it ensures the use of products that are familiar and safe for your home. Here's a basic list of supplies you should have on hand:

  • Cleaning agents: All-purpose cleaners, glass cleaner, bathroom cleaner, etc.
  • Tools: Mop, bucket, vacuum cleaner, microfiber cloths, sponges, and brushes.
  • Protective Gear: Gloves and, if preferred, masks.
  • Garbage Bags: For waste disposal.

First Aid Kit: A Must-Have

Safety is paramount, and accidents, while rare, can happen. Having a first aid kit in your home is not just a thoughtful gesture for your housekeeper's safety; it's a crucial component of home safety. Click here for a detailed guide on setting up a first aid kit from InPlace.

During the Service

  • Communication is Key: Be available to answer any questions and provide guidance as needed.
  • Trust Their Expertise: Professional housekeepers know the best techniques and methods for different types of cleaning.


Your first cleaning service with InPlace should be a stress-free experience that leaves your home sparkling clean. By preparing your space, providing the right tools and materials, and ensuring safety measures like a first aid kit, you're setting the stage for a successful and satisfying cleaning experience.

Contact InPlace for Your Cleaning Needs

Ready to schedule your first cleaning service? Contact InPlace for top-notch domestic cleaning solutions in Bruxelles-Capitale:

With InPlace, step into a cleaner, more organized home!

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