Having spent several years managing a residential maid service business, I know the hesitation that homeowners have when thinking about employing a house cleaning service or professional.  There’s a concern that it may be an indulgence or luxury, maybe a hassle with contracts to sign and taxes to pay, or that there will be confusion about who will be coming into the privacy of your home.

But times have really changed for the house cleaning service industry, and the shift has been on serving the customer and their unique needs.  So not only should you not need to sign a contract, but a great professional will help you find options to fit your budget and family’s needs. If you’re still on the fence, here are three reasons why you should seriously consider hiring a cleaning pro.

1. Nobody can clean everything

Frances Herrera Interior Design - clean 3Photo courtesy of Frances Herrera Interior Design

Maybe you do a great job of keeping the kitchen clean, but struggle with the showers and tubs. Or maybe it’s the dusty baseboards and door frame moldings that never seems to get done, while making the bed every day is a cinch.

We all have some cleaning task in our home that tends to get behind, no matter what we do. In today’s busy world, it’s okay to do the cleaning that you’re good at doing, then call in a professional to handle the stuff you hate. How much more would you love life if you never had to clean a toilet again?

2. Keeping things clean saves money in the long run

Frances Herrera Interior Design - clean 2Photo courtesy of Frances Herrera Interior Design

Your home is probably your single largest investment. Maintaining its surfaces is essential to maintaining its overall value. Tiles, countertops, furniture, floors, walls, baseboards, and built-ins–all of these surfaces need regular cleaning to stay fresh. The longer you allow dirt and oils to build up on these surfaces, the more likely you are to need severe actions, such as sanding and refinishing, to undo the damage.

If you don’t provide maintenance, you risk incurring higher costs for repair or replacement later on. Regular cleanings prevent wear and tear from progressing much faster than it normally would.

3. Your time is more valuable than the cost of a cleaner

Frances Herrera Interior Design - cleanPhoto courtesy of Frances Herrera Interior Design

Many cleaning services offer customized cleaning for a minimum time and charge. For less than you spend on coffee each month, you could get that time back. If you generally spend every Saturday cleaning, then think about how you could spend that Saturday if it was given back to you.

The time that you budget for a cleaning service is time that you give back to yourself and your family. That time isn’t just valuable–it’s priceless.

Hiring a housecleaner may seem like a luxury, but it’s actually a smart, money-wise decision in the long run. What do you think?

 All images courtesy of Frances Herrera Interior Design

 Is your house as clean as it could be? Do you think it’s worth it to invest in a housecleaner?