Originally from Russia, now I live with my fiancé in Sydney, Australia. As a journalist and an IT consultant, we love to travel, organize and discover things — but we are also a very quiet couple. :)
And I love to cook too!
I am sorry, Tycen, but I thought we were paying for the cleaning lady?
I personally washed the floors three times during our stay, also bought the cleaning supplies (and left them in the apartment). And we were instructed by your lovely assistant, Lesley, to 'only wash the dishes', which we did, and 'clean up the garbage', which we did as well. Also we washed AND ironed sheets and towels.
Also we left keys to your maid in the morning we left. Is that alright to clean the rented apartment BEFORE the maid arrive?
Anyway, we are sorry that you were unhappy with the cleanliness of the apartment. I suggest you to list the requirements for your guests, so they would know how many time they should spend on cleaning the room. Some cleaning supplies could help as well.