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Cleaning Your Own Home vs. Hiring a Professional: What You Need to Know

Written by Nicky Tomboulides .

Before we start talking about the actual step-by-step cleaning of your home, let’s decide who will be doing the routine/weekly cleaning.  Are you the chosen one?  Do you need to hire someone to do the dirty work?

Let's talk about the pros and cons of cleaning yourself versus hiring someone. The obvious fact is that very few people enjoy cleaning. You may be the exception. Indeed, it's a chore. You need to motivate yourself and your family. Here are a few motivational mantras.

Reasons to clean your house yourself

1. Cleaning is great exercise! Today we spend long stretches of time sitting in the office at home and in traffic! Cleaning gets us off the chair and on the road to burning calories. ‘Exerclean’ is a triple win, helping you to live in a clean home while creating a trimmer, healthier you!  

Ultimate Guide to Hiring a Cleaning Service

Written by Nicky Tomboulides .

Honda is still working on perfecting ASIMO the robot. As they like to say, one day he could actually help with household chores! While we wait for ASIMO and perfection, let us make the best of what is available today. I’m going to teach you how to maximize your investment in a cleaning professional.

Where do I find a cleaning service or housecleaner for my house?

Talk to your neighbors and friends. Check your local paper, the Yellow Pages or search online. If you have a limited budget, consider posting a flyer or an ad in the school paper at your local university. As a college student, I started cleaning homes for extra pocket money. I offered reasonable rates and gained a loyal following. Don’t underestimate the power of a referral. To this day, I rely on referrals and I often tap into my network of friends.