If you’re considering hiring a cleaning service for the first time, you’re probably wondering how often you’ll need to have your house professionally cleaned. Asking this question is an important part of planning – and budgeting – for your new cleaner. But the answer isn’t always straightforward. How often you require house cleaning services will depend on the size of your house (and your family), your individual health needs, and several other factors. Learning to clean isn’t as easy as people think, so hiring a professional is generally worth the investment if you can afford it.
To help you create a cleaning schedule that works for you, we’ve outlined the five major points you should consider before hiring one of our house cleaners in Milwaukee. You can also consult our FAQ for more information or reach out to us directly for personalized advice. We also asked the good people at FreshSpace Cleaning for help when preparing this article.
5 Questions to Ask Before Hiring a Cleaner
Are you willing to do maintenance cleaning in between visits from your cleaner?
For health and safety reasons, there are some areas of the home that need to be cleaned frequently. If you would prefer to have a cleaner visit bi-weekly or monthly, you’ll need to clean your entryways, tidy and disinfect your kitchen and bathroom, and stay on top of clutter in between visits. You’ll also need to vacuum your home 1-2 times per week. As long as you’re comfortable with handling these tasks, there’s no harm in having your cleaner visit less frequently than once a week.
If you would like to avoid housecleaning as much as possible, on the other hand, it’s better to have a cleaner visit at least once a week. A weekly cleaning plan will take care of virtually every household task you’d normally have to manage on your own, with the exception of small daily duties like washing the dishes, doing the laundry, and taking out the garbage.
To ensure these weekly visits are as convenient as possible, our maids can clean your home while you’re at work, out running errands, or enjoying the outdoors – the choice is up to you.
Do you have special health needs?
People with allergies, respiratory issues, or reduced immunity need to have their homes cleaned more frequently than average to maintain optimal indoor air quality and eliminate bacteria. However, because the fumes from cleaning products have been shown to trigger allergies, asthma, and COPD symptoms, many people with the aforementioned health concerns are advised to avoid using chemical cleaners, including disinfectants. In fact, some highly sensitive individuals must leave their homes while cleaning is taking place, even if they aren’t handling cleaning products themselves.
Our flexible cleaning services are ideal for people with health concerns, along with being a great choice for pregnant women and elderly individuals. Our professional cleaners have the training and expertise needed to greatly reduce the amount of lung irritants (e.g., dust, pollen, and pet dander) and bacteria in the indoor environment while simultaneously eliminating the risk of chemical exposure for our clients. If you have special health needs, let us know and we’ll help you fully understand your options.
Do you have children or pets?
Children and pets bring a lot of joy into our lives, but there’s no denying the fact that they create extra mess. They also make cleaning more awkward – If you’ve ever tried to clean your home while simultaneously keeping a toddler or puppy busy, you know how difficult it can be to juggle housework with family commitments. As such, we typically recommend weekly professional cleaning appointments for people with large families or multiple companion animals.
What level of cleanliness do you prefer?
Though some weekly cleaning tasks are necessary for your family’s health, others are purely optional and offer mostly cosmetic benefits. Unless you have allergies, you probably don’t need to have your entire home dusted every week, for example. Ultimately, deciding how often you want to tackle non-essential cleaning tasks is a matter of personal preference: If you absolutely love the look and feel of a freshly cleaned home, or you frequently entertain guests, a full weekly clean is probably your best option. If you don’t mind your home looking a little “lived in,” a bi-weekly or monthly clean might be perfectly sufficient to meet your needs.
To determine what level of cleanliness you prefer, think of how often you typically clean your home from top to bottom. If you feel compelled to scrub your kitchen and bathroom, dust and tidy common areas, and vacuum your home every weekend, you’re almost certainly a good candidate for weekly cleaning services.
How large is your home?
Big houses are famously difficult to keep clean. If you’re living in a home that’s larger than 2000 square feet, hiring a maid can make the difference between enjoying your home’s ample space and feeling completely overwhelmed by it. However, it’s important to also consider your budget when deciding on a cleaning schedule for a big house: Though housecleaning services are more affordable than ever before, large homes can still be costly to clean due to the amount of time cleaners must spend at these residences. If budgeting is a concern for you, bi-weekly or monthly cleans might be the best way to keep your home manageable without incurring significant costs. Alternately, you can do some preliminary tidying before your cleaner shows up to reduce the amount of time he or she needs to spend cleaning your home.
Ready to Create a Cleaning Schedule? Contact the Experts at BetterCleans
At BetterCleans, we pride ourselves on offering a wide range of flexible, affordable cleaning services in Milwaukee. Our cleaners are happy to accommodate different schedules, budgets, and client preferences. Whether you need help with yearly spring cleaning, monthly deep-cleans, weekly chores, or anything in between, our team of courteous, conscientious maids can make your home a healthier, more beautiful place – on your terms.
Contact us today to book an appointment with our licensed, bonded Milwaukee maids.