Housekeeping is undoubtedly a chore, even if you live alone. It can be an endless loop of dusting, sweeping, and doing laundry. Add a spouse, children, and a pet to the mix and you may find yourself with a challenge just to keep up with the resulting mess. If you have ever considered hiring a maid service, but were hesitant because of the expense, privacy, and other issues, read on for five misconceptions that you should overcome and then get some help with your housekeeping burden.
1. I cannot afford maid service.
What price can you put on time spent with your family, pursuing hobbies, or getting healthy? Your time is valuable, so consider instead how much time you will free up by letting a professional cleaning service take care of those thankless chores in your home. Prices for maid service varies depending on your location, how large your home is, how often you need service, and how much you need done. The national average is about $150.00 per month.
2. I don't want people to think I'm lazy.
Having household help is not a luxury for people with nothing else to do, it's a necessity for busy families who juggle work, after-school activities, travel, and more. You are far too busy to worry about what other people think anyway, right?
3. I am worried about security issues.
When you deal with a professional cleaning company, you can rest assured that the cleaners are bonded and insured. Bonding means that you will be reimbursed for breakage or theft and the insurance covers the worker's injuries while at your home. When hiring a worker not associated with a cleaning agency, you will need to ensure that the employee passes a background check and that you are covered with insurance for their injuries in your home.
4. I am concerned about hiring people who may be in this country illegally.
You are right to be concerned, since hiring an illegal immigrant could also mean that you are not paying payroll taxes, among other issues. When you deal with a professional cleaning service, they will take care of all payroll and citizen status issues.
5. I am embarrassed about how dirty my house is.
The house cleaner will likely be far too buy doing her job to notice or care about how much dust you have on your picture frames. If you are concerned about extra-messy rooms, just make them off-limits. While there is no need to clean your home before the cleaner comes, do make sure that you make it more efficient for the cleaners by keeping surfaces and floors clear.
The first time that you come home from a rough day and walk into your sparkling clean home, you will know that you have made a great decision to hire a maid service. Allow yourself to truly relax and enjoy your home by letting a professional take care of those never-ending cleaning chores.