Keeping our home clean is one of those things that happens in the background, unnoticed. The key word here is background because many of us don’t realize that not keeping the house clean can have some subtle but slowly growing and eventually problematic scenario. A clean house is considered hygienic and this includes not just the floor of the house but the sheets on the bed, curtains, utensils and cooking equipment in the kitchen.
In most household, each and every person who can potentially clean the house is otherwise engaged. Children will have school and friends to take care of and adults will have work to manage. Weekends are no go for everybody since they will have a variety of things to do. Toss in the fact that most people don’t really enjoy putting on cleaning gloves and going through the house dusting everything, house cleaning is not a fun activity by any measure.
We have come to a conclusion that home cleaning is important but doing it on your own could be challenging. This explains the existence of so many cleaning services in every neighborhood and every city. Cleaning services fill an important gap in list of activities that we have to do on a regular basis. Unlike other services, cleaning services are an ongoing set of activities. They are almost like a utility and they should come with similarly reliable services.
Cleaning services provide different types of services and they also provide different billing methods as well. The services they provide can be full-fledged services where every home cleaning activity is included. You are looking to get the floor cleaned, clothes washed, household items dusted and of course kitchen cleaning. You could simply buy the full package services which include all of these items.
Since not everybody wants all of these things to be done, you can choose to go with individual cleaning services. For instance, you could only opt for ironing services. All of us have our own washing machine and with the speed and ease with which they work, washing clothes is hardly a time consuming activity. While machines can wash our clothes, ironing is still very much a hands on activity. So, you could find the right balance between these two activities. You wash the clothes yourself, may be once a week and have a cleaning service company person come and do the ironing for you.
There are two types of billing methods that all cleaning services offer. Some offer a month billing service where you list out all the services you want them to do. Next, you fix up a schedule of their presence in your home. You could have them assist you four times a month, or twice a week. You can also specify the exact timings when you want them taking care of your house. Taking into account all these factors, the cleaning company will negotiate a fixed fee which is your commitment to them every month.
An alternative to this scheme is to opt for a one time cleaning service. A onetime cleaning service once again depends on you to decide the services you want to be done at your home for that day. Depending on the included services, you are charged a per day fee.
In pure monetary terms, the single instant billing for cleaning services is always expensive but your risk is zero since it is a onetime thing. With a regular monthly billing, you are looking at a lower per instance bill. Here your commitment will be longer. The way to choose the type of billing you want depends on your lifestyle. If you wish to have help taking care of your home all the time, then the long term commitment method works just fine. Or else, the second more expensive but one off option works best.
Engaging a cleaning service involves allowing an outsider to come and take care of your home. This is why you should be very careful with the cleaning service you chose. It is in your and your family’s best interest that you are absolutely certain that the cleaning service company comes across as a trust worthy partner. Do not hesitate to ask any questions and ask for documentary proof to verify their credentials.
Home cleaning will ensure that your indoors are always hygienic and pleasant to live in. You should also spend some time outside and an excellent way to make your home outdoors pleasant is to add home improvements such as conservatories. These are almost like living rooms, except they are a breath fresh air with gardens to go with.
The author is a long time users of house cleaning services. He also owns conservatories Glasgow that was procured by the local home improvement company, which he likes getting cleaned properly.