You can’t take it anymore! The dirt, the dust…it’s all so overwhelming, and when you stand in the middle of it, you just want to scream because you don’t know where to start and company’s coming and UGH!
Deep breaths, okay? You got this.
The good news is you don’t even have to lift a finger. There are many home cleaning services at your disposal. One look online and you’ll find a plethora of them just waiting to come into your house to take care of that mess for you, but unfortunately with so many options comes another problem.
Which one do you choose?
Laura the Lemon Lady?
The Dust Bunnies?
Bertha’s Bodacious Bathroom Scrubbers?
There are so many choices, but thankfully we’re here to ease some of the burdens by giving you a few tips when it comes to choosing a cleaning service that’s right for you.
Price is Not an Option
Okay, maybe that’s stretching it a little if you’re on a budget, but bear with us, we’re going somewhere with this.
When choosing a cleaning service, don’t just choose the one with the lowest price. Sometimes it could be a scam, getting you hooked with the low low price of just $19.95, but when they show up to clean you find there are hidden service fees, add-on’s for things you never discussed, a surcharge for products used. I mean, who does that?
Also, lowest priced can also mean that their products are inferior, their employees aren’t well-trained, and do you really want the hassle of your home smelling like a cheap can of aerosol spray just to save a few bucks? Of course, you don’t.
Research, Research, Research
Checking in to the company you plan to hire is a no-brainer. A quick Google search of a service can provide you with many things such as reviews, testimonials, and complaints. See if the company is active on social media, too. Visit their Facebook page to see what others have to say. Has someone complained about money going missing from their dresser? Stay far, far away from that service!
You don’t need to hire a private investigator, but taking a few minutes to familiarize yourself with the companies that are available to you can go a long way toward making you feel comfortable with a group of strangers coming into you home.
Before a company even sets foot in your foyer, it’s important to make sure that they offer a satisfaction guarantee before they get started. Preferably in writing!
This way, after the toile ts have been scrubbed and the kitchen’s been wiped, and you’re still not happy for whatever reason, they have to come back and finish the job to your satisfaction.
When looking into which service to hire, another thing to keep an eye on is the types of cleaning products used for the job.
Mop Up Your Mess uses our own, all-natural and safe products with the ingredients clearly visible, so you’re good there, but other companies might come into your home with harsh chemicals and foul smelling cleaners with ingredients you can’t even begin to pronounce. These types of products can be harmful to not only you, but your children, and your pets.
For your own safety, and the safety of others, make sure you ask this question before you hire a service.
You Have a Voice, Use It
One of the biggest mistakes people make when hiring a cleaning service is not being clear on what they want. Don’t just say, “I’d like the kitchen cleaned,” be as detailed as possible when communicating your expectations.
“I want the kitchen cleaned, including the floors, baseboards, sinks, counters, behind the fridge, and underneath the hood of the oven.”
Most companies will do all of this stuff for you because it’s common sense, but you’d be surprised with what some people try and get away with. They might come back and say, “You didn’t tell us you wanted your floors moped, so we just cleaned the counters.”
It’s important to voice your expectations before you begin, to avoid the hassle later on if you don’t.
There, that wasn’t so bad, was it? Just a few quick and simple things to note before you hire someone to come into your home to clean. These are all things that can be done online, over the phone, or in person. When you’ve finished, you’ll have more confidence in the company you choose, and feel good about not having to worry about that mess yourself, freeing you up to sip margaritas, or take in a movie.