How Hiring A House Cleaning Service Can Actually Save You Money
In today’s world, it seems like there is a company that will pretty much take care of any tedious, time-consuming or just generally unpleasant task that your household may need, from taking on your yard work to delivering lunch and all manner of things in between.
Yes, it’s great that we have all of these time- and energy-saving options for managing our busy lives here in Mukilteo, but when it comes down to money, are these services really worth it? Some people may argue that anything that makes your daily life easier is worth the money; others, who are more cautious about where they direct their funds, may feel that doing it all DIY is the best way to go.
When it comes to house cleaning, what’s the best option? What if we told you that outsourcing the toilet scrubbing, dusting, and vacuuming can actually save you money in the long run? Here’s how.
Consistent Household Maintenance Prolongs Lifespan
If you ask any carpet, countertop, tub, and tile, or appliance expert, they will tell you that consistent upkeep will keep your home looking newer longer, and make your carpet, bathroom fixtures, and appliances last longer. Dirt, dust, grit, and animal hair that isn’t cleaned up regularly will get worked down into the carpet fibers. There, it can damage the backing, acting as an abrasive and wearing it down prematurely.
Likewise, dirt and hard water deposits on bathroom fixtures can etch into the finish, making them appear older than they are. Regular, professional house cleaning will keep your home at a consistently clean state, saving you money in the long run as you won’t have to replace or refinish pricey household fixtures and carpets as frequently.
Time Spent Cleaning = Money
Sure, you could spend every Sunday cleaning your house, but is that the way you really want to spend your valuable time off? It’s no secret that there’s plenty to do and see in and around Mukilteo, so enjoy your weekends outside instead of cleaning inside. When you consider hiring a house cleaning service, think about the time you spend cleaning on a weekly basis. How much is your time worth?
Investors and budget experts refer to this as “opportunity cost.” (What are you missing out on by spending your time cleaning? Job opportunities, priceless time spent with friends and family?) Mopping floors, vacuuming carpets, scrubbing toilets, and wiping away dust is a time-consuming project, even in a small home with no kids or pets. A professional house cleaning team can efficiently clean your home in a few hours while you are away at work – or play.
Save on Supplies
Professional house cleaning technicians, like those from Clean and Simple will be properly trained and prepared to work with the proper cleaners for each surface in your home. Instead of wasting your money on ten or more different cleaning products that may or may not work, you can rely on your professional cleaning technician to come armed with the right tools for the job.
Hiring house cleaning service with trained technicians who know how to clean effectively with the right tools for the job can not only save you money on supplies, but also save you the replacement cost of furnishings or appliances that become damaged with ineffective or incorrect use of cleaning products.
“Buyer Beware” – Not All House cleaners Will Save You Money
While it’s true that having someone else take over your cleaning tasks will save you time and money overall, you’ll want to be sure the house cleaning company you hire is actually going to save you money and not end up costing you more. What does that mean?
Well, in today’s social media culture, anyone can make a post stating that they are a housecleaner and start taking clients. This person could be fantastic— a knowledgeable cleaner with good ethics who just happens to not have insurance or licensing— or they could be an opportunist looking for easy access to your trust and your valuables. They could be a careful and consistent cleaner, or they could be accident-prone and sloppy.
If you’ve hired a cleaner without proper licensing, training, or insurance, any mishaps resulting in an injured worker, broken belongings, or missing items will be your responsibility. You’ll be responsible for providing medical care, repairing, or replacing belongings by filing a claim under your own homeowners’ insurance policy, where you will pay your full deductible.
If accidents do occur, a properly licensed and insured cleaning company will assume all responsibility and cover any damages caused by their employees. They’ll also provide worker’s compensation for any injuries that an employee may suffer while on the job.
Hiring a trustworthy, licensed and insured house cleaning company with great reviews that performs background checks and provides training for all of their cleaning technicians may be slightly more expensive than hiring Regina Random from Facebook, but in the long run, it is a money-saving choice. Training, trustworthy technicians with clear background checks offer you something truly valuable: Peace of mind. An insured and bonded company doing work in your house while you are away can save you thousands upon thousands of dollars.
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Ready to start spending more quality time with friends and family and less money on cleaning supplies? Request a quote from Clean and Simple for your regular, weekly cleaning needs (and beyond!)