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Guide to Hiring a House Cleaner

By Katie

Updated: July 24th, 2019

Just the thought of spending all your precious free time on the weekend cleaning the house is enough to make "Guide to Hiring a House Cleaner"

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Just the thought of spending all your precious free time on the weekend cleaning the house is enough to make you want to not get out of bed on a weekend at all.

But that’s no attidue to have, and besides, who said you have to clean your house anyway?

Why not invest in a house cleaner? They can do all the hard work while you enjoy your weekend. Of course. the difficult part is finding a house cleaner who is reliable and will leave your house looking spick and span. Luckily there are plenty of Airtaskers with an abundance of positive reviews and experience.

airtasker vacuuming house cleaning

This makes hiring a cleaner simple and fast, however there are a few things to consider before you post a house cleaning task.

Here’s our guide to hiring a house cleaner:

1. Size does matter
The amount of time it takes to clean your house will change dramatically depending on the size of your home. For example, if you have a 5-bedroom, 2-bathroom house it will cost you more for cleaning than a one bedroom apartment..

Before booking an Airtasker, describe the general size of the house in the task description so they are prepared.

2. Cleaning products
If you can supply the Airtasker with your own cleaning products then it makes it a lot easier (and cheaper) for the work to be completed. That said, many Airtaskers can bring their own cleaning products and tools, just make sure you specifically tell the Airtasker what they need to bring. You can even add additional expenses to the task so it is clear what the Airtasker will need to budget for.

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3. Set your standards
Communicate how you would like your house to look at the end of the task, you could even write down a checklist for them.

airtasker cleaning task

4. First meet-up
On the first time they come over to tidy up your place, allow for a bit of extra time to show them around, where they should and shouldn’t clean, and where everything is kept. Making them feel comfortable is key.

5. Price guide

Here is an example of pricing that is from the Airtasker Pricing Guide.

Routine clean: $20/hr
– Weekly clean e.g. vacuum house and wipe surfaces
– Supplies provided

Deeper clean: $22/hr
– Thorough clean e.g. skirting boards and windows
– Most supplied provided

Spring clean: $30/hr
– Major clean e.g. sorting wardrobes and pantries
– Specialist tools required

airtasker dusting house cleaning

Just remember that at the end of the day what it all comes down to is communication – be clear and upfront in the cleaning task description and you’ll have your place looking fantastic in no time.

ABOUT THE AUTHOR

Katie

I've loved interior design for as long as I can remember and I'm currently about to renovate my first home. So as well as being the Content Lead at Airtasker, I'm also on the lookout for the latest design trends, backyard ideas and anything to do around the home. I'm also trying to use low-tox cleaning methods and work towards being more plastic-free!

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Comments

  1. Sophie Russell

    Thanks for share, these tips are really helpful for us

  2. i need help for sprino clesner as soon as possible

  3. Ginni Seth

    Hi There,
    I am looking for some to clean my house. Its a two bedroom house with one bathroom. I am live in Brisbane. Please let me know as i need to get my house clean asap

  4. Im looking for someone to clean my home. Kitchen dining, lounge room plus 4 bedrooms.
    Regards
    Mick