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Hiring a Cleaning Service

by Angelique Platas

Jul 27, 2019

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Travel Tips

While it might not be in the budget to hire a cleaning service every week or two (as helpful as that would be), it can definitely be an expense worth making. Hiring a cleaning crew doesn’t have to be as unobtainable as it may seem — once you shop around and find a reasonable price, it’s a great way to multitask and prep for specific occasions.


For Parties

If you’re having guests over and have a whole slew of prep to do before they arrive, take cleaning off your list. While the professionals clean your home, you can continue prepping another room, get yourself (or the kids) ready, run easy errands and do any last-minute touches you now have time for. Having the place organized is a plus, but let the crew get to the dusting and vacuuming.


Check out price-compare sites like Angie’s List and find a nearby cleaning service that works with your budget and timeline, or do your own research and call a few services in your area that can work on specific trouble spots in the home.


For Moving

Moving in and out of a new place typically requires a deep clean. This is best accomplished by a cleaning crew, who typically come with two or more cleaners to tackle the space. You’ve already done the work of moving, so leave the deep cleaning to a trusted service. Most bring their own supplies, but you should have a few staples they can work with, if need be, like a mop, vacuum and trash bags.


Check out Handy, Merry Maids and The Maids to compare prices (and maybe score coupons using Retail Me Not and Honey) or search your area for an affordable service.


For a Big Vacation

For when you’re heading on a family vacation, coming home to a clean house can be the cherry on the sundae. While you already have a house sitter lined up, coordinate with a cleaning service to come in and take care of all the possible items you might have missed on your rush out the door. You’ll be relieved to come home to a clean place after a long trip away.


Find a local service you trust and work out a time with friends and family watching your house while you’re away. If you’re new to the cleaning service world, search local services and compare reviews and prices, enlist the help of Angie’s List or a similar service, or check out cleaning service apps like Tidy and Properly. This apps lend well to rental property use, meaning this crew understands the get in, clean and get out service traveling families may require.


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