More people are beginning to understand how much their time is worth and want more of it. The ability to spend an extra few hours each week doing the things you truly enjoy, makes it worthwhile to contract out regular cleaning tasks to a professional maid. It used to be a luxury for only the rich to hire a maid. Now-a-days, with more dual income families working long hours, having a maid can make life more pleasant and tolerable.
Finding the right maid is a great challenge. Every individual has different needs. Most people prefer a maid that does more than just vacuuming and dusting. The greatest challenge is finding someone you can trust.
Do a google search: Google will bring up many companies to choose from. Angie’s list, Yelp, Home Advisor, Thumbtack. These companies are simply advertisers that can help you find a company or an individual to clean your home. You can check their online ratings, and see if they have a website.
The first place I would start while searching for a maid is to start with a company that has a phone number. There are many “Maid service online booking platforms,” that offer a cleaning service, but most of these platforms do not even meet with their “hired” “professionals” in person. Since their “hired,” workers are contractors, they are paid a percentage that often can fall below minimum wage.
Most importantly who do you call when something goes wrong? Who is accountable when there is no one to talk to, no one to blame. It’s probably better to work with a small local business than a large “platform.”
If you choose a local business, you should call them directly and ask questions to make sure they are the best fit for you. Are you worried about your security? Keep security cameras in the house. Make sure that the workers have been met in person and vetted.
Make sure they fit your budget. You should check to see if they charge an hourly rate or a flat rate. You may want to check that the maid company that you have discovered offers a plan for recurring service. Typically, recurring service cycles are monthly, weekly, or biweekly service.
It’s also best to see what procedures are offered to keep consistency in their work. You should check to see that they schedule the same maid each time. You should also make sure there is someone to contact in case you have an issue with the appointment.
Another way to start your search is by asking neighbors, friends and relatives for recommendations for their favorite independent cleaner or housecleaning company. You might find that there is a local favorite who doesn’t appear high up in internet search results.`