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.
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.
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.
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
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.