Top Secret Cleaning Techniques From Housekeepers

Reader's Digest Editor-in-Chief Liz Vaccariello reveals new "13 Things" feature.
4:41 | 01/16/12

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In new issue of reader's digest spotlight in the thirteen things that your house -- won't tell you is on print and digital newsstands tomorrow. When I don't buy that chief content officer editor in chief readers digest Liz back Kerala and Liz again this thirteen beings feature it's not just going to be. House cleaners it's gonna really run again. This is the most popular comic in the magazine via I five are. Whether it's your real estate agent or your waiter what we do -- we go out and we ask about a dozen people in this industry what things that you don't necessarily. Want your customers to know what they might light personality might need to now. Or they'd be shocked to announce that -- comes really helpful and it's a -- we do that we were just discussing restaurant inspectors anti of them -- -- -- -- -- of us get through thirteen things again including some -- -- checked health. Furrow your housekeeper. So -- -- tell us that at the end after they leave your house check the basic the toilet. And that top of their refrigerator -- -- and if both of those theories are clean. You have a pretty good confidence that they did a thorough job is indeed that the -- and you were actually back. Ways to save money on high priced -- services. So instead of making a regular appointment. -- make a special request to be put on the -- on call list for slots that might open up that you could get a good discount that's one idea. The set strategy is to become. A test home. For house cleaners or -- in the -- interesting. Everybody's concerned. When some reason they're cleaning their house that they are stealing stuff and you're not around how to how to protect yourself. What this one is so sneaky I almost don't you -- -- say it but since the house cleaners told us. I'm after that. What one thinks he should do with the new cleaner is to leave a few dollars out on the count now or some -- in your pocket and if you come home and some of that money is gone. It's likely that you may have things missing in the future yeah I know especially back from the day my mother would make -- clean the house before somebody actually have to clean the house. I wouldn't let what can we do before they arrived to make sure we get the best -- -- -- counter intuitive but if -- just take a few minutes and take the toys up off the floor. Take the dishes out of the same but the dirty clothes in hamper and take off the -- floor in the bedroom. Your housekeeper isn't organizing your stuff and making piles she can then he or she did and then clean the surface. I need all the help they can get without their own leaders -- thanks very much again. Print and digital newsstands tomorrow.

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