A few years ago, I realized that I didn't really know how to keep my house clean. There were always dishes sitting in the sink, and I couldn't keep up with laundry if my life depended on it. However, a friend of mine suggested working with a professional maid, and so I took her advice. As she worked, I watched her methods, and I learned a lot. This blog is dedicated to my cleaning studies. Here, you will find information on how to clean your house more effectively, so that you can stop wasting time on certain jobs. My plan is that this website could help you to live better than ever. Thanks for reading!
Housework can be sheer drudgery for most people, even those who live alone. Not many want to spend their precious free time vacuuming and dusting. Once you add a few children and a family pet, housework can become a time-consuming chore and a definite point of stress. Like many, you may have considered taking some of the burden off yourself and hiring some professional cleaning help, but were deterred by the five myths below. Read on to learn why these myths are just myths, and how a maid service could help free up your personal time.
Getting a maid means you're lazy.
While it's true that your mother may not have needed to hire extra help in the home, your life is likely very different from life in her day. Your day probably moves at a faster pace and time to clean is at a premium. Having a maid service is no longer a luxury, but is instead a requirement for those too busy to clean but who still want a nice, clean home.
You will be opening your home up to a virtual stranger.
You can rest assured that using a professional cleaning agency means that your maid will be insured and bonded. The insurance covers the worker who might get injured in your home, and the bonding means that you will be reimbursed for any accidental damage or theft of property from your home. You will need to take care of the bonding and insurance yourself if you decide to hire someone on your own.
I am concerned about the illegal immigrant issue and want to make sure that I hire only authorized workers.
Illegal immigration may be a hot button political issue right now, but for those who are seeking maid service in their home, there is another issue; payroll taxes. You are required to take payroll taxes (Social Security and Unemployment) out of your home-workers' paychecks. With the hiring of a professional cleaning service, you can leave the details, paperwork and authorizations to someone else.
I am concerned about the cost.
Maid service prices vary depending on where your live, what you want done and the size of your house. You can normally choose to have the level of service that you need and is affordable for your situation. Services generally charge a one-time initial cleaning fee, then per cleaning. The national average cost per cleaning is about $175.00. When considering the expense of household help, it may be beneficial to keep in mind that time spent with your family, your career, recreation and hobbies cannot be compared to dollars and cents. Hiring someone who will help free your time to enjoy your life and family more is priceless.
You'll have to clean before the maid arrives.
Professional cleaners are far too busy with their work to notice or care about the state of your home. You can make some parts of the house off-limits to the cleaner if you really need to hide clutter, however make sure that your cleaner can do a good job by keeping the surfaces that are to be cleaned free of belongings.
Don't let these common myths stop you from using a professional cleaning service.
3 December 2015