If you’re a DIY type of person – the type of person that refills their own oil fixes their own garbage disposal, and puts the new finish on your own furniture – then hiring a professional housekeeping service probably seems pretty ridiculous. Why spend the money on somebody else cleaning your home when you could do it yourself? It’s a valid question – and one we think we have several answers to. Read on to find out why you should hire a professional housekeeping service.
Before we continue, remember that hiring any service is only worth it if that service is going to do a great job. Truth be told – there are a lot of pretty awful cleaning companies out there; these companies bring low-quality supplies, don’t pay their housekeepers well, don’t do any sort of formal training – it’s not good. So, these rules only apply to luxury housekeeping services, like Highland Park Housekeeping.
A housekeeping service will get the spots you miss.
Unless you’ve spent extensive time on the techniques needed to learn how to clean your house, a professional housekeeper is likely to catch spots you’ve missed for years – or maybe even never cleaned before! Places like the tops of your ceiling fans and edges of picture frames are likely to go missed while dusting, and if you don’t have the right tools, it can be difficult to hit every nook and cranny.
If you want to try and get these spots yourself, check out our free Spot Check Guide, featuring the top 5 most missed spots in your home and how to clean them!
The time you don’t spend cleaning is time you can spend doing – anything else!
This is something we hear from our customers all! The! Time! If you work by yourself on cleaning your entire house, you’d be lucky to get a great job done in under 5 hours. Think of how much you could get done in that time! That’s like a trip to the grocery store, dry cleaners, post office, and a stop for an iced coffee. Or just a lot of time on the couch. Hey, no-judgment zone.
You know you’re getting high-quality supplies with a luxury housekeeping service.
You can find out a lot about a cleaning service’s quality by learning what supplies they use. Before you book with any company, ask about their products. What all-purpose cleaner do they use? What about floor cleaner? If they say Fabuloso, run (unless you want your home to smell like a McDonald’s floor). Are these products eco-friendly? Nontoxic? What about their vacuums? How often are the filters changed? A high-quality service that is worth your investment will know all the answers to these questions, and appreciate that you asked them!
So long story short? Booking with a great housekeeping service means getting all the spots you missed, saving yourself time, and getting a higher quality clean. Still not convinced? Suit yourself – we’ve got complete How To Clean Your House guide on our website, complete with checklists, product recommendations, and videos on how to clean your living room, bedroom, kitchen, and bathroom from ceiling to floor. It’ll walk you through how to really clean your house, with or without one of our amazing housekeeping teams.