Hiring a house cleaner can feel like a difficult task. Deciding on the best company to choose, looking for price quotes from all over, and stressing about having someone you don’t know come into your home. These are all valid reasons to stress, but also very unnecessary. When it comes to hiring a house cleaner, there is no need to over complicate it. Any respectable cleaning business in your area is competing on price and vetting their cleaners. A well put together website that offers you information on their company and house cleaners is all you need to look for in a cleaning business. Why? That cleaning business is putting in the effort to grow and provide service to as many happy customers as they can. They can’t afford to send a cleaner to your home that risks everything they’re building. Not only are they putting their company name on the professional cleaner they send, they’re putting your home and safety first, as well. Stop stressing and look for companies that offer insured cleaners who undergo background checks. The risks are significantly lowered when you go through a cleaning business who vet their cleaners.
Let’s move on to some of the perks that come with hiring a house cleaning service. Having a house cleaner come in to do the hard work opens up your time to get other things done. Whether it be relaxing with a movie on your couch, sipping wine with a neighbor, or going on a long overdue dinner date with that special someone, the time is yours to do with as you please. Imagine it now, you come home from your exhausting day at work, walk into your beautifully cleaned home that smells as fresh as Spring (or lemons), and all of your stress in that moment dissipates. It’s an amazing feeling to come home to a clean house and has been proven to lower stress levels by taking some of the work off your shoulders. Doesn’t that sound amazing? Yes, yes it does.
Another perk that comes with hiring a professional house cleaner through a company is that those cleaners will always carry insurance. A cleaner who carries insurance provides protection against anything lost, stolen, or damaged and will have the item replaced or fixed at no cost to you. This is a benefit over a house cleaner that does not carry insurance due to the fact that anything lost, stolen, or damaged by that cleaner leaves the homeowner liable to replace or fix the damage. If you were to hire an attorney in this situation, you would be responsible for those fees, as well. My word of advice is that you should always go with a company who’s cleaners are required to carry insurance.
Cleaners who pass background checks are a big comfort when it comes to letting a stranger into your home. Knowing that the person entering has no record of theft or other serious charges provides a sense of security in knowing your home is safe. Nobody wants to hire a house cleaner at the risk of their home or family. Knowing upfront that your cleaner is genuine makes the process for hiring a house cleaner that much easier. Seems like a no brainier, right?
Hiring a house cleaner through a company also offers you a cleaner who is experienced in what they do. Having an experienced cleaner come to clean your home provides you with a professional clean rather than someone who wipes a few counters and calls it a day. Professional cleaners are trained to pay attention to the details of the clean, such as dusting light fixtures and baseboards, along with all of the surface cleaning in an area. You want superstar cleaning services, always go with a professional.
Most cleaning business’s supply their own cleaning supplies and equipment. This makes things easy on you because all you have to do to get your house cleaned is book your clean. Your work ends there and ours begins. One day you go to work with a messy place and you come home to a sparkling clean house (it’s almost like magic). Close your eyes and feel the stress melt away at this scenario. Ready to hire that house cleaner, yet?
Good house cleaners always clean your house from top to bottom. This keeps then from needing to re-clean the floors or lower surfaces after dusting a ceiling fan or shelves. You know you’ve found an experienced cleaner when they start on the top floor and work their way down. It’s something so simple that will tell you a lot about how professional your professional cleaner is. (This may not be a perk in itself, but having this knowledge is a perk in determining how experienced your cleaner is).
When you have hired your cleaner and it’s time for them to get down to business, the two of you can then work together to customize a cleaning plan that works for your home. You can let them know which areas of the house need a little extra care. Let’s say Christmas is a few weeks away and you’re hosting dinner at your house and you need extra focus on your family room because you were busy decorating all week and left bits of wrapping paper and string on the floor, just let your cleaner know that room needs their superstar attention next clean.
House cleaners become a part of your family. They may start out as strangers, but when someone is coming to your home on a recurring basis and working with you to keep a happy and healthy home, relationships form. This is an amazing perk because it creates a comfort level where each party feels comfortable speaking about any positive or negatives about the job (It’s always good practice to speak on the positive as much, if not more than, the negative). When the lines of communication are flowing freely and easily, everybody wins.
Any good house cleaner is hardworking, trustworthy, and does their jobs very very well. Having your home cleaned exceptionally well is one of the simplest, yet top perks of hiring a house cleaner. Having people in your home you learn to trust is a perk we all can appreciate.
Most house cleaning business’s offer extra’s at a fee. These extra’s typically allow you to have your cleaner do a load of laundry, clean inside your refrigerator, clean inside of your kitchen cabinets, clean inside your oven, wash your walls, clean the inside of your windows, and load the dishwasher. Different companies may offer slightly different extra’s, but they’re available through most cleaning companies to make your life that much easier. Why not have someone do all the work for you? This is their job and they don’t mind doing it for you. Actually, most cleaners take pride in a job well done. It won’t take away from their day the way it will yours after you’ve already worked your 8 hours or more before coming home to work on the house cleaning, too. You deserve this.
The perks you’ve just read are some of the more obvious reasons to hire a professional house cleaner, but…
How else can you benefit from having a house cleaner?
Well, let’s break it down a little bit further…
Certain rooms in your home carry more germs than other.
The bathroom is the place most of us go at the end of our days to soak in a warm bath or relax under a hot shower. However, our bathrooms can be swimming in bacteria and viruses that spread illnesses. These little critters flock to toilet seats and even our bathtubs. Gross! No worries, though. A professional house cleaner will oust those tiny heathens in a safe an effective way that will keep your “me” time stress free.
Kitchens are typically where our families come together multiple times a day and meals are prepared in this area of the house. With the family gravitating to this room often and many different meals being prepared daily, this leaves the kitchen being quite a germ infested area of the home. Professional house cleaners will clean your kitchen to ensure the surfaces you prepare your family meals on is clean and sanitized so you can maintain a healthy home.
…and then there’s the job’s that never seem to get done because they’re really just that difficult..
The Stove top:
Oh, the dreaded stove top with stuck on food and burnt water. How frustrating it is to try and chisel away at the build up just to end up defeated and being left with a dirty stove for another day. Guess what? You guessed right! A house cleaner takes care of that for you so that maintaining it is a piece of cake.
Even a clean home can give off an odor that makes you feel it needs a good “freshen up”. This can be caused from the type of foods cooked, a workout session, or some other outside sources. House cleaners do more than the typical picking up of clothes or dusting of the living room table. They can get down to the nitty gritty with cleaning and eliminate the source of the odor.
Hiring a house cleaner really is an easy decision. After reading everything this article has to offer, I want you to remember that this is only one persons thoughts and ideas on hiring a house cleaner. I’m sure you can find a million and one other reasons to hire a house cleaner from other sources if you felt the need to do so. House cleaners are time savers and stress reducers (a.k.a. superheroes) and in today’s world we have too little time and too much stress. Don’t overthink it. If you’re looking to hire a house cleaner, keep the process simple. Make sure the company has cleaners who undergo background checks and carry insurance. If they offer these things, they’re as good as any cleaning business out there to try. Dive in, take the plunge, and make your life a little easier by hiring a house cleaner. The good thing is you don’t have to commit to a company if they’re not living up to your expectations. If your cleaner doesn’t work out, ask them to send you another. If they still don’t work out, you can drop your services and find a better fit. Typically, as long as you have open and honest communication with your cleaner and/or the business you hired, everything works out in the end.
I’m sure you can see by now how much hiring a house cleaner can benefit you and your family/friends/pets, but let’s turn the tables and talk about the individual coming to clean your home. As with all things in life involving people, everyone has their own story to tell. When you hire a house cleaner, you hire a person that goes beyond being “just a house cleaner”. You’re hiring a family man, a single mom, or a young college student trying to find their way. These people are put to the test and judged on many different levels depending on the personalities of the home owners they clean for. When you’re kind and open with your cleaner, it let’s them know what they need to change and what they don’t. When you get upset that they missed your dining room table and drop services, you’re both losing out. We have to remember that our cleaners may miss something on occasion, not because they’re being lazy or untrained, but simply because they are human. I encourage you to let them know what they missed before getting upset so they can have a chance to fix their errors. Letting your cleaner know what you like about the job is a great way for you and that person to develop a relationship that leaves you both smiling at a job well done. When your cleaner is comfortable talking to you and feels appreciated, they will go above and beyond to keep you happy with your cleaning.