Do You Need a Professional Cleaner? The 5 Questions to Ask Yourself
Hiring a professional cleaner is more popular than ever.
With time and energy at a premium in our busy lives, we are increasingly turning to professionals to increase our own free time and achieve the best results at home.
But hiring a professional is an additional expense. Many households go back and forth on the decision-making process when wondering if it is for them.
Fortunately, there are some helpful questions you can ask yourself that will help you to decide if a professional cleaner is for you.
1 – Do You Have Time to Clean?
Perhaps the simplest but most important question to ask yourself, concerns your own personal time constraints.
Do you find that your mornings and evenings are simply too hectic to clean effectively? Perhaps you also find that by the weekend, you are so in need of rest and quality time with loved ones that cleaning is not a top priority.
This situation is a common one and can quickly become a vicious cycle. The less time we have to clean, the more the cleaning piles up, and the more overwhelming it becomes. By the time we realise what we have to do, we have no energy to do it!
In this situation, a professional cleaner can be an excellent choice. They can fit around your commitments and help ensure that your time and energy is going into more important things.
Alternatively, you may find that you have the time for cleaning yourself. Perhaps you find that you simply forget what needs to be done or have struggled to establish a routine. In this case, a cleaning routine and setting reminders could be the answer.
2 – Do You Enjoy Cleaning?
This second question may seem like a simple one, but it is important! Be honest with yourself. Do you find cleaning fun and therapeutic, or would you rather be doing other things with your time?
Some people enjoy the process of cleaning and getting their home in order. But for many others, it is just an obligation. They love the results, but not the process.
If you enjoy cleaning and feel you have an effective routine, then there might be no need for a professional cleaner in your life.
If, on the other hand, you love the thought of the extra free time, then a cleaner might be for you!
3 – Do You Have a Specific Job in Mind?
Professional cleaners are especially important if you have a specific or specialised job in mind.
Perhaps your property needs a thorough deep clean, for example, or you may have flooring or furniture that is in need of restoration.
Like many people in the UK, you may also be renting and reaching the end of your tenancy. The all-important end of tenancy clean can help ensure that your deposit is returned. That is why many people turn to professional cleaners at this time for the very best results.
Times when you might not need a professional cleaner for a specific job might be when you are excited to turn it into your own personal project. You may also have allocated time, and be confident of getting the best results.
However, if the thought of the job makes you feel overwhelmed, or you are concerned about achieving the best results, a professional could be the best option.
4 – Are You Achieving the Results You Want?
When you clean, are you happy with the result? Do you feel like you are getting a great return on the time and energy you spend?
Many people simply find that, no matter how hard they clean, the results aren’t quite to their liking. In this case, rather than pushing harder or finding extra time, why not try a professional?
5 – Are You Being Cost-Effective?
How many times have you purchased a special cleaning solution, spray, or new bottle, only to find that it sits gathering dust under the sink?
Many people purchase their cleaning supplies with the best intentions, only to find they do not have the time to use them. Some cleaners will bring their own supplies, while others will consult with you over what you have available at home.
If you have a budget and find that your waste is minimal, then you know your cleaning tasks well and have established an effective routine. Well done!
But most people will find that they can achieve greater cost effectiveness in terms of their cleaning supplies, by hiring a professional.
This is especially true when considering the time that can be saved by hiring a professional cleaner – time which can then be spent on more profitable endeavours.