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A Few Things to Think about When You're Considering Hiring a Cleaning Person

Since 2009 I have been cleaning professionally. One thing that I have noticed is that most people who are hiring this work out for the first time aren’t sure what they want. They know that there is a cost involved and they know that there is work to be done.
In our area a cleaning person can charge a flat rate by the job or by the hour. The hourly rate can be anywhere from $10 to $25. Of course there are a few exceptions to that rule. Those that charge by the job usually take into consideration the square footage of the home.
When you are thinking about hiring someone you have to have a budget in mind. Most of the homes that I clean take about three hours and I charge fifteen dollars an hour for my services. After doing the math you can figure that it would cost $45 each time I come. I have had clients have me come every week, every other week, every three weeks and once a month. Then there are the ones that call me every now and again with a special project. That adds up to between $45 and $180 a month cost to my clients.
Now you have to decide what you want to pay to have done. If you hate doing laundry then you can add that to your list. If you don’t want to pay someone to do the dishes don’t add that in. The majority of the time the list of items I’m asked to do includes: sweeping, mopping, vacuuming, dusting, thoroughly cleaning the bathroom(s), clearing cobwebs and organizing. Some cleaners will wash windows, some will not.
There are some clients that clean before I come to clean. Sounds crazy when you see it in writing but it happens more than you think it might. There are some clients that clean right beside me. They use me as motivation to get more done. Some clients hire only the work that they cannot physically do themselves. Sometimes they only need help while they recuperate from some type of surgery.
No matter the reason you are hiring someone to help you, think about what you really want. Try to convey what you want to the person you are considering. If you have questions or concerns convey them/ They can’t fix what they don’t know they are doing that you don’t like.

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