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4 Reasons to Hire Someone to Clean Your House

by | Apr 11, 2020 | Home

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My boyfriend and I hate doing chores. Who doesn’t? By the time we get home after our 9-5 jobs or have a free weekend, the last thing we want to worry about is cleaning. Back in October 2019, we hiring a cleaning service to clean our house every 3 weeks, and it has been a godsend. We love being able to come home to a clean house and not have to worry about doing it ourselves.

Here are some of the benefits of hiring help to keep your house clean:

It saves time

My boyfriend and I each used to work about an hour away from where we live. In addition, we work and volunteer for a local community theatre, which leaves us little time to clean the house. And any time we do have, we don’t want to clean. By hiring someone to clean, it makes it easier for our lives because we don’t stress about having time to clean the house ourselves. Even though we’re working from home now, we’re still working a full day and we don’t always want to clean our house after a long day.

It helps the economy

One of my favorite reasons/excuses for paying someone to do the work I don’t want to do is saying it helps the economy. Hey, it’s true! Paying for services you cannot do yourself/do not want to do yourself helps the economy and supports local businesses. Think of it this way: if you don’t want to cook, you order take out or go to a restaurant and pay to eat. If you need to rotate your car’s tires and cannot do it yourself, you take it to a car shop and pay them to do the service for you. Why not think of hiring someone to clean your house as the same thing?

They know what they are doing

I was able to find our house cleaning service through Yelp. They’ve been in the business since the mid-2000s, and each time I come home after they clean I’m always satisfied. Cleaners go through extensive training to make sure they are cleaning correctly and efficiently. Our house has granite countertops in the kitchen, so we have a special cleaner. Our cleaning service requires us to provide our own cleaning supplies, paper towels, and trash bags. Knowing that there is someone able to clean our house the right way with the right tools and chemicals makes the price worth it.

You pay for what you want them to clean

At the time we hired the house cleaning service, we didn’t have our own dishwasher. So on top of our normal chores, we also had to carve out time to handwash dishes. When we hired the house cleaning service, we requested that they do their normal services but we did not want them to clean our dishes or do our laundry. That saved us an extra $20 per visit, and it still gave us something to do ourselves. Now, we have our own dishwasher so cleaning dishes go by much faster! You can customize how much or how little you want them to clean; if you want to add or reduce services, you may need to renegotiate with them since the price could change, so a heads up is always appreciated.

We found our cleaner through Yelp, but anywhere that has a search bar (Facebook, Google, etc.) will be a good resource for finding a cleaner. Your friends or family may have suggestions as well, so don’t hesitate to ask them!

Did I convince you to hire someone to clean your house? If yes, here are some things to consider in order to find the right cleaner:

  1. What is your price range?
  2. How often do you want your house/apartment cleaned?
  3. Do they have positive reviews?
  4. How will they access your home to clean your house if you are away?
  5. Do their services cover the area you’re located in?
  6. Does the company offer a one-time cleaning service or do you need to pay for recurring services in order to use them?
  7. Do you have to provide your own cleaning supplies or will the house cleaner bring their own?

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25 Comments

  1. Puja

    These are genuine reasons why we should hire someone to clean. Thanks for sharing!

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  2. Maria Black

    Absolutely, I think hiring a cleaning service is amazing self care when you’re just not a chores person! Thanks for the tips smile

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  3. Artemiseats

    Actually, my family has been hiring Cleaners for as long as i Can remember. It’s very common in my country and i intend to keep that godsend of a tradition !

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  4. Stephanie

    I love this, especially the helping the economy bit grin. I do this with my laundry and it has totally changed my life!

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  5. Heidi

    As soon as I can I am doing this!

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  6. Ellis

    I completely agree with all of this! It’s one of the best things to do and if someone can afford it, please do! So many positives

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  7. Melissa

    It’s seriously the best money I have ever spent!

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  8. caressa walker

    I have been seriously considering hiring someone to clean my home every two weeks because I am exhausted trying to keep up with everything

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  9. Hallie

    I have never thought about this before- your post was very insightful!

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  10. Nishtha

    I agree, getting a professional cleaner does help a lot. Agree with saves time and they know what they are doing!

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  11. Tana

    I really didn’t need to be convinced on this one!! 🙂 The price is the only thing ever keeping me back. That’s a great point on paying what you want them to clean. Something to really consider!

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  12. SoniA

    Cleaning and cooking, while completely essential, are a complete loss of time. I live in a small flat and keep it clean and intend to live in a small one precisely for this reason. I would however need help with deep cleaning,coyrtains and stuff like that, that can indeed take all day!

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  13. Sas

    My family always had a house cleaner come once a month to do a deep clean when I was growing up, now that I have my own house I totally understand why my parents paid for someone else to do all the hard work!!

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  14. Katelynn

    I never thought about all these reasons. This is such a good idea.

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  15. Kelly

    Everything on your list is sooooo true!

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  16. Jen @Jenron Designs

    We have been thinking about hiring a cleaner to come in once a month to do an over all maintenance cleaning on our home or a quarterly seasonal clean to catch things like baseboard dusting and such.

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  17. Nkem

    I’ve really never been someone to have someone clean my space until a few years ago when I moved into a service apartment. As a kid, I was brought up cleaning all the time so it was something I became so used to as an adult. I agree with your reasons, I am just reluctant about having someone in my personal space.

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  18. Hannah Siller

    I struggle with chores that involve me on my knees so I’ve wanted to hire someone for a one time super deep cleaning just to reset the house….but then my cat got very sick and vet bills added up. So I might just have to wait for Christmas.

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  19. Marta

    I’ve attempted to hire a housecleaner a few times- mainly when my husband was deployed. I always found myself cleaning before they got there, so I decided it wasn’t for me. LOL!!

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  20. Renee | The Good Hearted Woman

    One year, a group of my friends bought me a three-month cleaning package for my birthday. I had four young children at the time, and I think it was one of the most thoughtful gifts I’ve ever received.

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  21. Tisha

    Definitely something to think about. Would definitely make my life easier!

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  22. Sharon

    It would be so nice to have this task taken off my plate, there are so many great benefits to it!

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  23. jenna

    I’ve never hired somebody but it would be nice once I get everything unpacked and organized! I think it could be a fun treat for my birthday haha

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  24. Madi Rowan

    I love these reasons! I’d love to utilize a cleaning service one day! I agree, it saves so much time & I truly believe they do such a better job haha!

    -madi xo | http://www.everydaywithmadirae.com

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  25. Amna

    We haven’t had our cleaner come visit because of the pandemic and I really miss her. I think it is so worth the money — you save so much time and mental energy!

    Reply

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