Some people just don’t like doing housework. Some people just don’t have time for it. Not everyone can afford or have the space for a live-in maid. Some people might be able to afford a maid service. But how to find a good Home Cleaning Company? In Victorian England, they’d hide a shilling in a room as a test. A maid who never found the shilling while cleaning was sloppy. A maid who found the shilling but kept it was dishonest. A maid who was thorough enough to find a hidden shilling and honest enough to return it was a keeper. Today, there are other things to look for in a maid service. (Though thoroughness and honesty are still in the top ten.)
Do Your Research
What do you have that the upper class of Victorian England didn’t? I’ll give you a hint. It’s right in front of you. The internet is a good way to find a home cleaning company. Look for a place that has many good customer reviews. Don’t just count stars. Read the reviews. Do keep in mind some people may be pickier than you are. Look at the details. If someone complains “They don’t know how to clean leather” it may not matter if you don’t have leather upholstery. Look at their own website. The company will, of course, talk themselves up, but a good company will give a full list of all the services they provide.
What Kind of Products Do They Use?
Would you believe Victorian maids used organic cleaning products? Vinegar was a popular cleaner, often mixed with eggshells for a little scouring power. Potatoes and rhubarb were natural stain removers. Buttermilk killed mildew. Modern organic cleaning agents might not smell as strongly as vinegar but still do the job of cleaning your house without the use of poisonous chemicals. If you have pets or small children in the house, nonpoisonous cleaning supplies may mean a lot to you. Even if you don’t, they’re better for the environment in general.
And In Conclusion…
There are many things to look for when hiring a maid service. You may want to sit down and think about what traits are most important to you. Writing down a list might help you think. You do of course want a good line of communication with your cleaning service. You will also want to make sure they’re bonded and insured. Above all, trust your gut and you will have confidence in who’s cleaning your house.
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