House cleaners are a true godsend, especially during those days when you’re struggling to wake up properly and when you just want to rest, relax, and enjoy a good book or some time with your family. However, it’s always wise to first consider the costs. While hiring a professional cleaning service in Fort Collins is not so expensive that you couldn’t afford it, why not take a look at some advice on how to keep the cleaning service costs lower than usual.
How do I reduce my house cleaning service costs?
Hiring a house cleaner is not outrageously expensive, nor is it just for the wealthy like it is usually depicted in the media. However, if you are on a budget sometimes the usual routine needs to be changed in order to fit your comfortable price range. Here are our best suggestions for reducing your cost of house cleaning services!
Leave off the kids’ rooms
Whether it be by a chore chart or a quick “ten-minute” pick up rule, it is one room that can usually be maintained by your child without outside help. Explain to your child/teen that only they know where everything goes and keeping a clean personal space is an important skill to learn.
Apply the “10 minute pick-up” rule
Do this before the cleaner arrives. Tidy up! Set the time and get your house scrambling! Take 1-2 minutes to go from room to room and pick up all personal belongings and put them back where they belong. Most likely, your house cleaner will not know where you like to keep your games, bills or other personal out of place items).
Doing so creates the opportunity for your cleaners to focus on the more thorough cleaning (a.k.a. the stuff that makes us want to hire a cleaner: floors, walls, dust, grime etc.). Less time picking up before scrubbing=less money spent.
Rotate your cleaning service
The whole house takes some time to clean. Yes, it gets easier if the house stays moderately maintained, but it is still a large area to cover each visit. Consider areas that are easier to maintain and can skip clean, and leave one session for the high traffic areas, for example bathrooms and floors during one week before tackling your whole house the next week. Give it a try and see how it suits your home (and your wallet!)
Cleaners should tackle your less-used rooms only upon request
Depending on the size of your house and how many occupy it, there are rooms that are less used than others and that do not necessarily need to be cleaned each time. With a little notice you can add these areas on request.
Exclude the basement
If you haven’t already, leave the basement off the check list unless it is used often (assuming it is a finished furnished basement and not a cold cement one). Once or twice a year have a full clean to dust out any spider webs and clean window sills.
Don’t go for various add-on offers
Your cleaning service may also want to do your dishes, laundry and linens–at typically pricey add on charge, increasing the final cost noticeably. It sure seems like a dream to come home to a clean house, clean dishes, and folded laundry on the foot of your bed and I can relate completely, but it is a lot cheaper to just fit it into your daily routine.
The ultimate money saver
Shortening your cleaning service from weekly house cleaning to bi-weekly or once a month doesn’t set your house up for disaster, it will still be cleaned but you must take the responsibility to maintain your house in between cleans. That may include adding bathrooms (scrubbing tubs/showers/toilets) and kitchen (sanitizing counters/appliances) to your weekly chore chart.
Which cleaning service do Fort Collins residents recommend?
Combining a few or all of these options above will help reduce your service bill while still keeping a clean home! If you do not have a cleaning service and are considering please browse our website and see what our wonderful team has to offer! We guarantee our services and know you will be confident with our All Stars in your home!
We’re here to provide advice on how to get rid of all your excess stuff quickly and help you vacuum all of the most important parts of your home. Why not go off and spend the day at Horsetooth Reservoir with your family while we do the cleaning? Give us a call today!