It is helpful for you to meet with the cleaning professional, especially on their first visit. This gives your cleaner an opportunity to go over any questions they may have regarding your home or your Cleaning Priority List if you created one. This is also a good time to tell them your expectations in each room as well, clear expectations is key to a good maid service relationship. If you have any pets this is a good time to introduce them if they’re going to be around the cleaner or if you have ongoing services. Of course, any unfriendly pets should be kept outside or in an area the cleaner won’t be cleaning.