Over the years I've had a variety of cleaners. Pre-kid days, I paid a cleaner to clean bathrooms, floors, and dust. So everything was put away before they came.
For years I had a weekly housekeeper who,was a true housekeeper. She did all.of the above, but also laundry, complete kitchen (oven, fridge, cabinets including taking out stuff and cleaning the inside of the pantry and spice cabinet and re-lining all cabinets) cleaning windows and window treatments, wiping down doors and walls, keeping lighting fixtures clean, cleaning out my DD's hair out of the drain, changing bedding, vacuuming furniture, and honestly I,don't know what else. I, just always had this really clean house. During the week we did dishes, put dirty laundry in the baskets, and generally put things away. I hated it when she moved.mshe even kept track of the cleaning supplies she needed, bought them and gave me the receipt for reimbursement.
Now I'm back to more of the cleaner style but with a few extra like changing bedding. So for her I make sure everything is picked up I wouldn't leave laundry out since she'd have to move it to vacuum under the cushions and I wouldn't leave anything out on the floors she'd need to pick up. But she does usually arrive early before breakfast items are washed so she'll wash them. If there was spilled items or a bowl on the breakfast table, I'd expect her to clean it up.
But I'll be honest. Seeing a load of laundry on the sofa would make me feel a home was "messy" because it's not anything I'd ever leave out even for an hour. So maybe she's odd like me and that with a few other piles of stuff just seemed overwhelming.