Hiring a home cleaner for the first time?
Thinking about hiring someone to take charge of your household cleaning so you can focus your time elsewhere? It can seem like a daunting process if it’s your first time but well worth it if you have more pressing matters to attend to. Even more so if, in the past, you’ve handled all the vacuuming, mopping, scrubbing, sanitising, wiping and general home cleaning duties yourself and are now struggling with the mindset shift to better managing your time and potential judgement on outsourcing some of these menial tasks.
Fortunately like many industries the internet has revolutionised the way many of us view traditional tasks. It's broadened our options and made access to services more convenient and acceptable. With pricing all transparently visible online, it’s much easier today for you to quickly assess if hiring a professional domestic cleaner fits your budget whilst allowing you a lot more freedom in other areas of your life.
But if it’s your first time hiring a cleaner you probably have a handful of other questions you need answered once value has been established. Herein are some of the most common questions we’ve heard and the answers.
Expert cleaners will bring all the equipment and supplies needed to complete the job unless of course you’ve specified to use your own supplies as before.
How long does it take to clean my home?
This depends on three factors. How big is your home? How messy is it? How many cleaners are sent? Professional home cleaners value your time and their own so they will request enough information to gauge the size of your residence and the number of team members needed to efficiently and effectively clean. Typical homes around Sydney would require a team of two to three cleaners with one cleaner being enough for your smaller studio or one-bedroom apartment. What about mess? Well if it’s been a few months then you’ll need extra time and a deeper clean to restore it to status quo so please factor that in. Also, if you’re moving in or out then more time and effort is needed to reach the nooks and crannies of your home and/or to satisfy the landlords in getting the property ready for the next tenant. You’re probably itching for a rule of thumb now so here’s one: 1 hour for every one bedroom and one bathroom. Take this with a grain of salt as your kitchen or living rooms may need some extra work or could be in quite good condition