Deciding whether or not to hire a cleaner for a home can be difficult.

Is it an unnecessary extravagance? Will they be able to clean up to expectations? Can the cleaner be trusted and will the relationship be awkward? Is it affordable?

These are all important questions to consider before hiring a cleaner. However, there are two factors that stand out – is it affordable and is it necessary?

If the answer to these two questions is yes, a house cleaner is probably more than a luxury or simple a convenience. Consider the following:

Is it necessary to pay someone to do something you can do?

We can all fulfill basic tasks like cooking but that doesn’t mean that it isn’t more convenient to eat out or order in. No-one frowns upon hiring someone to fulfill other tasks that we may be fully capable of performing ourselves. So why is it different when it comes to house cleaning?

Mostly it comes down to privilege and class as well as the fact that cleaning up after someone else seems like an undesirable task. But like all types of employment, it is a job – and hard work at that. Hiring a cleaner provides someone else with employment and an income making it a mutually beneficial relationship.

Will specific cleaning expectations or standards be met?

In most cases, a professional and experienced house cleaner will do a better job in less time. This doesn’t mean that they will always clean in a particular way that is preferable in a specific household. However, this doesn’t prevent cleaning before or after the cleaner in the way that is preferred. Also, it may be a simple matter of letting the house cleaner know what the preferences are. Remember that they are making the job easier either way.

Can a house cleaner be trusted?

Of course not all house cleaners are trustworthy. But that can be said for people in general. There are a few factors to consider before hiring a professional house cleaner.  Taking the time to check recommendations and referrals is essential. Go online and check for reviews. Alternatively, use a reputable service provider like Ansley Home Cleaning who run background checks on every cleaner and provide insurance.

Is it affordable?

There are two factors that should be taken into account when evaluating affordability – time and money.

How much time is available to clean and how important is it to have a clean home? If cleaning house is eating into valuable time with family and friends or preventing partaking in valued projects, activities or hobbies, then it should be factored into the equation. If work leaves little time for cleaning, then this should also be taken into account.

Even though time is an important factor, the choice to hire a house cleaner often simply comes down to income and other expenses. Draw up a budget to see how much is affordable. Remember that there are many different options available when choosing professional house cleaning. If daily cleaning is not affordable, perhaps having a cleaner once a week will better fit the budget. How often your home needs to be clean comes down to a variety of factors and your professional cleaning service can help you determine what is best for you.

A messy house is not necessarily a dirty house and a tidy home is not necessarily clean. A professional cleaner will ensure hygiene and cleanliness rather than just tidying a mess.

To find out more about whether a professional house cleaning service is necessary and what services are available to suit specific needs, contact Ansley Home Cleaning today.