House Cleaner Oakland/Berkeley
I see someone posted recently about finding a cleaner in the Berkeley/Oakland area but our needs are a bit specific so I thought I'd post separately. We currently have a decent service doing our cleaning 1/x a month but the issues we have with them are enough where we're looking for alternatives. Specifically:
* They don't show up on time; they could show up 2 hours early, 2 hours later, etc. Hell, once the showed up the wrong day and it's just lucky we were here!
* The cleaning crew are constantly different, both in terms of number of people and the specific people. Sometimes they send 2, sometimes 3, sometimes 4. And we've never had the same people. What this means is it's hard for us to make sure we have enough tip for everyone since we don't know how many people will be here, the cost fluctuates, and, since the people rotate, we can't actually teach anyone our expectations. So perhaps one time the rugs won't be picked up and cleaned under. The next time that'll be done because we remind them but they won't have dusted. Or won't have cleaned the floors of the kitchen. It's just very hard to create expectations when the crew is different each time.
Does anyone have recommendations for cleaners that are consistently on time (or within 10/15 minutes!) and where the cleaning crew (or singular person) is the same?