It can be very difficult to find time to clean when you have a lot on your plate. Whether that be because of kids, a job, or just a busy schedule, sometimes it gets to the point where it feels impossible to keep up.
Even if you are able to keep up with the everyday tasks like washing dishes, picking up clutter, and making your bed, deep cleaning can be a whole new ballgame that can feel like a massive weight on your shoulders.
At a certain point, the best option can be hiring help. So how do you know when it becomes that time? Here are a couple ways to know if it might finally be time to call up a cleaning company.
You work a lot
If your job is one of your top priorities and you are working tirelessly, having someone else do your cleaning can take something off your plate, giving you more time to dedicate to expanding your business or striving for that promotion.
Let’s say you clean for about 3 hours a week. Imagine if you spent that time investing in yourself and your career instead. The time and energy you can save from having someone else do your cleaning can be well worth it if it means you can pursue things that will benefit you in the long run.
You deserve to treat yourself to a clean and relaxing place to come home to, especially if you spend all day working hard in the office.
You want to spend more time with your family
One of the best reasons to hire a cleaning company is to give you the time to spend on things you feel are truly important.
Imagine if you were able to be there to help your child ride a bike, create inside jokes with your family, or have a romantic date night with your significant other. If family is one of your top priorities and you feel like you barely get to spend time with them because you are so busy, then why not delegate tasks to someone else so that you can free up your time? It will be worth it when you are there to share those special moments with your loved ones.
You want your home to be spotless
One of the best parts of hiring a cleaning company is that they are professionals with experience. They often have the experience of doing tasks hundreds or even thousands of times. They are also well versed in what products to use and how to use them.
Certain surfaces, such as granite countertops and hardwood floors, require special cleaning, and professional cleaners will know which products to use to get the best long-lasting results.
You like to be cost-efficient
This one may seem counterintuitive, but the cleaning industry has changed in the past few years. While it used to be uncommon for anyone except the wealthy to have a housecleaner, now there are so many different options out there that cleaning services are much more affordable. Now, the average national cost of cleaning is $25 to $90 per hour and according to Home Advisor, a single family home usually costs around $120 to $150 total.
That means if you are willing to make coffee at home instead of buying it out, you could afford to have your home cleaned once a month. Or, instead of spending your time cleaning, you could put in a little extra time at work, possibly earning you that big promotion or extra client, and use your overtime money to hire someone to do your cleaning.
Also, if you think about how much cleaning supplies cost, cleaning services are a pretty good deal. Especially because it can feel like wasted money if you are only using the products a few times a year. Professional cleaning companies will have almost all the products you need.
You avoid certain tasks
Everyone has those certain tasks that they absolutely dread. You probably are not a huge fan of cleaning the toilet or washing your windows. I’m guessing kneeling on all fours scrubbing your bathroom floor probably isn’t at the top of your list for your weekend plans. In this case, it can be well worth it to pay someone else to take care of those tasks that you really hate doing.
You just need an extra hand
Even if you feel like you have a pretty good grasp on your cleaning, you could still probably benefit from getting help with just a few tasks.
A lot of cleaning companies now have customization options where you can choose a package based on your needs. You can customize which rooms you want cleaned, how thorough of a job you want done, and which individual tasks you need. Even just having someone come once a month can be really helpful to ease stress.
You might be the type of person who cleans when they see that something is dirty. Or maybe you have a task list but you can’t keep track of the last time you cleaned certain things.
A great way to keep track is to use an app like Dirtfree in which you can create a list of tasks and then export whichever ones you want to a cleaning service for them to check off. This will not only help you keep track of what needs to be done, but it also allows direct communication between you and your housecleaner so you can see exactly what has been done and still needs to be.
You can also include notes if you like things a particular way. If you want to know more about this feature, read the blog post about it here.
It can be difficult to find time to clean if you have a busy schedule. Sometimes it feels like the last thing you want to do. While hiring help used to only be an option for the wealthy, now there are many affordable and practical ways to do it.
If you read this article and decided that it might be time to hire someone, try using the Dirtfree app to choose which tasks you want help with and then make a list that you can export to your cleaner.