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5 Reasons to Hire a Home Cleaning Service

Everyone’s reason to hire a home cleaning service is different. It may be your busy professional life, or your extensive traveling schedule that keeps you from maintaining your home. Or your reasons may be very small, and all under the age of 5. Your reason may be your entertaining schedule, or the constant inflow of guests you expect at the cabin this summer. Our former colleague’s reason was very big, and sometimes grew as tall as her: her laundry pile from her family of 5 that never shrunk because of her busy professional schedule. Whatever your personal reason, we’ve compiled 5 of the most common general reasons our clients hire a home cleaning service, and keep coming back:

  • An organized and clean house is a more efficient house to function in. Even if it’s just psychological, most families can function better in a clean house. Part of that is the fact that it’s easier to find what you need (such as that shirt for your kid’s concert) and stay organized when you don’t have to wade through the piles of dust and stuff.
  • Allows you the time to devote to your top priorities. Whether your priorities have names, or are hobbies, you don’t always want to spend all your spare time cleaning your home. Hiring a home cleaning service gives you the freedom to spend you off-time off. If you travel for work, having outside cleaning help means a clean home, and someone to check in on your home (to make sure the pipes haven’t burst!), when you are away.
  • A cleaning service gives you more time to work—and make money. This is your classic profit versus cost evaluation. Will you make money cleaning or working on your next project?
  • You don’t have to stress about entertaining—specifically about preparing for company. Entertaining should be a pleasant experience, not an “I-didn’t-clean-my-house-and-I’m-stressed-about-what-they’ll-think” kind of event where you are paranoid about every speck of dust that you didn’t have time to clean.
  • You’re not around that much. If you’re thinking of hiring a cleaning service for your up north cabin, your reason may be that you are half a state away. That’s when a cleaning service makes sense so your cabin is ready for your guests, or renters that come up to your cabin all summer.

One of the best reasons to hire a home cleaning service is that they only do what you want. A professional cleaner can fold your laundry, clean your floors, or take on the spring deep clean that didn’t happen. Contact a home cleaning service. Give your cleaner specific instructions on what you do or don’t want done in your home, and discuss a schedule for cleaning. You can hire a home cleaning service to come every week, every month or whenever you have company coming over or a renter coming to your cabin. Whatever the reason, the results are the same: a clean, organized home without sacrificing all your spare time.

5 Common Cleaning Mistakes You’re Making

Cleaning your house is as simple as…cleaning your house, right? Unfortunately, the answer is no. We’re all guilty of making small mistakes in our cleaning routine that don’t achieve the clean, sparkling goal we set out with. Or worse, we damage surfaces because we don’t know any better, and make these common cleaning mistakes:

  1. Washing windows on a sunny day. It’s so tempting to wash those windows when the shining sun reveals the dog noses, fingerprints and streaks that you don’t normally see. Unfortunately, the sun is also the enemy as you wash windows. The sun dries out your cleaner before you get the job done.
  2. Scrubbing carpet stains. Do you apply some serious elbow grease into scrubbing those pet stains, spilled juice or muddy footprints? You may be damaging your carpet fibers. Next time you need to clean up carpet stains, don’ scrub. Blot at your carpet with a moist cloth to remove the spill.
  3. Mopping your wood floor with water. Repeat after us: water and wood do not mix. Sitting water is the enemy for wood floors, causing water damage and warped floor boards. To clean your floors, use a cleaner and soft dust mop to clean up spills and give your floors a new shine.
  4. Being unintentionally abrasive. Is that sponge the right tool for your cleaning? What effect will that cleaner have on the surface you’re working on? Don’t go into a cleaning job without knowing if you are going to damage that flooring, counter top, table or other surface you’re cleaning.
  5. Stressing out because you can’t do it all. This is one of the worst cleaning mistakes: not taking time for yourself, or spending all your free time trying to keep up with the daily and monthly cleaning tasks around your house. Contact a cleaning service to arrange a schedule that works for you, giving you a clean house so you can keep up with your busy schedule and still have a clean house.

Remember, hiring a cleaning service does not have to mean that you give up cleaning your house. If you need a cleaning service only before you entertain guests, contact a local, reliable cleaning service. Another option is to give your cleaning service a specific task, such as laundry or bathrooms. It’s easy to do: just call the cleaning service and give instructions about what you want done. The cleaning service will send out a cleaner who won’t make common cleaning mistakes, and you can have a brand new home.