If you're a homeowner who's hiring a professional to clean your home, there are a few rules you should follow in order to maintain a professional, positive business relationship:
1. Let your integrity be your best quality. Demand the same from your housecleaner. Hire someone you can trust and like, yet maintain a professional relationship at all times.
2. You need to have open communication with your housecleaner. But do not leave pages and pages of notes. Be brief and always end with a thank you.
3. Pay by the job, not by the hour. Over time, if your housecleaner becomes more efficient, he or she needs to be rewarded for that increased efficiency. Always pay your house cleaner on time.
4. For the protection of you and your housecleaner, install hidden cameras. Do shut the audio, because often the topic of any conversation will be you!