Cleaning can be an unwelcome and thankless job: mopping floors, vacuuming carpets, scrubbing mold and mildew out from the bathroom. Who wants to do that?
Worse yet, you can slave away to make the house spotless, then the dog runs in from a mud bath and you have to clean up all over again. It’s enough to make you tear your hair out.
Have you considered hiring a house cleaner? Most people have given the idea some thought.
Do you think hiring a cleaning person is too expensive, though, or that you really don’t need the help?
Whether you’re a stay at home mom or a single person living in your own apartment, you NEED help cleaning your home.
Here are seven reasons why hiring a housekeeper can be an excellent idea:
Reduce your stress level when you get help with cleaning
There are tons of things to do when cleaning a house. Dusting and wiping surfaces, vacuuming and mopping the floors, changing the sheets … the list goes on and on, and so does the list for the amount of cleaning supplies you need to acquire.
What to do? Ask for help. Hiring a cleaning service makes the job much easier. A good housecleaner can do within hours what often takes you a day to do, and you won’t have to lift a finger!
That gives you have more time to relax, some very important me-time or family-time, and you’ll still be able to relax in a newly-cleaned home.
Get a deeper cleaning when you get professional help
Let’s face it, how often do you think of cleaning the baseboards? Once a week, once a month, maybe even just once a year, during spring cleaning.
Baseboard cleaning is a chore, especially if your mouldings are light-colored and have grooves. Baseboards collect dust by the day. The more intricate they are, the more they accumulate dust and grime.
Though baseboards only take up a small percentage of your house’s surface area, they’ll soon make a big ugly difference if you don’t look after them. That means getting down on your knees to dust them, wipe them, and sweat and cry over them until your back hurts and you throw the rag out of the window.
A good cleaning person stops all that nonsense from happening.
Avoid mold, mildew, and all sorts of allergenic problems when you hire a cleaning person
Mold and mildew are notoriously hard to remove, particularly between tiles, on ceilings, and on your shower curtain. They’re also bad for your health: mold spores can irritate the eyes, skin, nose, throat, lungs, and can even initiate asthma attacks.
Ditto for dust and grime in general. Cleaning is a prime way to set off your allergies and feel miserable for days.
When you hire a capable and trustworthy cleaner, though, you don’t have to worry about all of that. Go shopping while the cleaner works, then enjoy the mold, mildew, dust-free environment when you get home.
This alone is way worth the cost of getting housecleaning help.
Vacuum your carpets regularly — your housecleaner saves you money
Regular carpet vacuuming improves the health of your carpet and saves you money in the long run. Most people know that you should vacuum a carpet every now and then. Housecleaners know the carpet should be cared for on every visit.
Not only will your rugs last longer, but they’ll smell better too.
Get a professional cleaning job when you choose the right housekeeper
This is self-explanatory. A pro cleans homes every day. They know all the tricks, and they know what to look for. They’ll have better cleaning supplies, check areas you may neglect, and do a better job of cleaning, leaving your home feeling like a home should feel.
Save money when you hire cleaning help
Think about this: hiring a cleaning service actually saves more money than it costs.
Let’s say you earn $40 per hour and clean five hours, you would be costing yourself $200 in work time as opposed to the maybe $100 you would need to hire a pro housekeeper to do the same work.
Even though your cleaning duties don’t interfere with your work hours directly, they still have an effect. You may not have as much energy left for your job, you may end up with allergy problems, and your attitude might not be as good as it could be had you hired a cleaning person.
Save time when you hire a housekeeper
You’re simply too busy to clean … and that’s NOT a lame excuse.
Just picture it: you’re coming back home from a long day at work. It’s an ungodly hour to be getting home and you haven’t eaten yet. You slump into the kitchen, cook you and your family some supper, and plop onto the nearest seat … exhausted.
Is that a familiar scenario? Imagine having to clean house after all of that.
If you hate cleaning, for the love of all that’s good … hire a housekeeper!
Your time is important, your health is important, and your mental wellness is important. If you’re stuck doing something you hate doing, that’s can have a subtle, yet ultimately profound effect, on your temperament and general attitude towards life.
It sounds pretty basic, but that’s because it is: Want to be happier? Avoid doing things you hate.
Most families can afford a cleaning service. Cut back on one cup of drive-through coffee each day, put that money aside, and you can probably more than pay the cleaner.
Of course, there’s another side to this argument too. There are some people who would rather clean their own houses. If that’s you … congratulations!
If that’s not you, here are some tips on hiring the right house cleaner:
- Don’t hire based on price alone. Low-price cleaners probably won’t be insured. One accident can cost you thousands, even hundreds of thousands of dollars. It’s not worth the few dollars you can save by going cheap … not by a long shot.
- Always ask for references and call those references. Call more than one.
- Find out if the person you’re speaking with will be cleaning. You may be speaking with a front person, someone nice and able to speak English. You may get cleaners, though, you’re almost afraid to let in your home, and who speak a language you don’t know. That makes for a tough day.
Of course, the best bet for a cleaning service, if you live in Bend, Redmond, or nearby in Central Oregon, is to call Vanessa at Cleaning Maid Easy.
Vanessa will treat you right and get more done in a few hours than others can do all day.
Call Vanessa and stop worrying. She can take care of your cleaning needs: (541) 639-1756.
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