With the amount of preparation that goes into hosting holiday events, house cleaning is one task which you can hire help. Whether you need an overall deep cleaning or need a spare bedroom cleaned up for holiday guests, hiring a housecleaning service can be a wonderful opportunity for you and your family to open up free time amidst your busy schedules.
Angie's List, the nation's leading provider of consumer reviews, asked highly rated house cleaners for advice on hiring.
Common housecleaning services:
While there's no "standard" set of cleaning services, most house cleaners will include basic tasks such as vacuuming, dusting, toilet and shower cleaning, general kitchen cleaning and tidying up. Once they've run through the list of typical tasks, many will ask for an additional list from homeowners -- for example, cleaning blinds, tackling tough soap scum stains, or dealing with stained carpets.
Some professional house cleaners bring tools (vacuum, mop, dusters) with them, while others ask homeowners to provide what's necessary. Similarly, some bring their own cleaning products and others want homeowners to provide a set of products for their use.
Individuals versus companies:
Consider the distinction between individual cleaners and companies.
Angie's List Tips: Hiring a house cleaning service