Years ago, if you mentioned that you had a cleaner come into your home and take care of all the things that you either did not have time to do, or simply did not want to do, then you would have seen a lot of raised eyebrows and people around you thinking that you were either very rich or very lazy.
Of course, move forward to the modern age of work, work and more work, and the use of a domestic cleaning company is no longer a privilege reserved for the wealthy few, in fact, more and more people now use cleaners in their own home on an ongoing basis. We now live in a world where we rush around so much, that when we do get five minutes to sit back and spend time with our family or friends, we simply have no inclination to use that down time to hoover, polish and clean the bathroom.
And to be honest, when the kids are young and the business person in you wants to really succeed, why should cleaning be the priority?
And therefore, so many private cleaning companies have now extended from their normal commercial work of cleaning offices, factories and canteens to also come to your own home and take care of that as well, with many smaller, independent cleaning firms also doing the same thing. Like anything in life, if the demand is there, then the supply will soon catch up, which in simple terms means that because more and more people now use domestic cleaners for their own property, there has been a surge in people offering this service.
Hiring a cleaner does not make you posh and it is no longer a luxury that only the very wealthiest of people can indulge in, in fact, when you look at the cost of hiring a company to clean your home for a few hours of the week, compared to how much money you might lose by not working those hours, especially if your self-employed, hiring a cleaner can actually save you money! And, if nothing else, spending two hours with your kids rather than dusting the display cabinet is surely worth the investment, even if you’re not directly making money.
Rather than look at a house cleaner as money wasted, as you could be doing it yourself, you need to turn your thinking into looking at it as an investment. It can save you time, which therefore means more time spent with the ones that matter, and if you run your own business it means you can spend more time working and therefore it really is an investment. It is also important to get away from assuming you cannot afford a cleaner and start researching the local area for cleaning companies, as you may just be surprised how affordable it can be.
And, the final argument for hiring a cleaner is the results they will bring, as if you hire a really good house cleaner then you should not only be able to see, feel and smell the difference, but they often do such a thorough job that the results last longer than a quick clean would normally bring. This means that you might have to spend a few minutes every day doing bits and bobs, but a cleaner coming in once a week can do the hard work, and to a much better quality as they have the time and equipment to invest in getting the best result.
This article is based on an interview with leading cleaning company Vapor Clean, a domestic and commercial cleaning company covering the South West, offering a wide range of services for their customers.