The decision to hire a housekeeper can come about for many reasons. Some busy, career-oriented homeowners simply don’t have time to clean a house themselves. Parents of young children can get busy and overwhelmed and find that cleaning house gets pushed lower down the priority list. Maybe an upcoming party calls for a thorough household cleaning, or one half of a couple gets tired of doing all the work. Whatever the reason, if you decide to hire a housekeeper or cleaning service, there are a number of things to consider. One of the first things you’ll need to decide is if you’re looking for an individual or for a larger cleaning service or franchise. Some people prefer the individual touch and find that hiring an individual is less expensive, others prefer to work with a larger business because they feel it keeps things purely professional.
Many people begin their search for a professional cleaner by asking friends or family members for referrals. Task Tusker and other online service listings are another possibility, as are the Yellow Pages or an online search engine. Whether you decide to work with a single person or a business, below are some of the questions you should ask or consider before you hire someone to clean your house:
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