What a fantastic question!
There a lot of factors to consider, but here are some things I have noticed that our clients at Clean Affinity House Cleaning choose:
Weekly Cleaning Service
The people who choose this are ones that usually request us to do more than just cleaning. They may ask us to do a load of laundry or washing dishes. This is a service for the ultra-busy who do not have time for even wiping down counters.
Biweekly Cleaning Service
This is the best for most busy families. It’s a really good clean of the whole house every other week. This is great for people who are good at keeping on top of daily tasks such as wiping down counters and doing dishes, but things such as cleaning the toilet or wiping off the stove are just too much to ask.
Monthly Cleaning Service
You might be surprised to know that we have a lot of stay at home moms for clients. Most opt for monthly cleaning. That one delicious day, once a month, when the entire house is cleaned! This is great for people with either a high tolerance to their dust and dirt OR they are fastidious cleaners themselves, but want someone to do it for them at least once in awhile.
Martha Stewart says it depends on how often you should clean…..
Things to consider:
Budget – how much are you willing to spend on house cleaning? If you value a clean home but don’t have the time (or energy) to do it yourself, biweekly or monthly might be a good match for you. If money is no object and you would rather have a magic house that seems to clean itself, then weekly is for you!
Dirt Tolerance – some people (like myself) have a very high tolerance to dirt – especially when it’s their dirt. (Don’t judge me! I’m just too tired after cleaning your house I can’t see the benefit of cleaning my own!) Others have a meticulous eye that looks to make everything in the world beautiful and perfect. If you have a large family or lots of pets, you may want to think about weekly or biweekly cleaning. If it’s just you living in the space, then maybe all you need is once a month.
Schedule – this can be huge when deciding how often to have us come clean. If you work from home, it might be super inconvenient for us to be in your space – maybe not – it depends on how you roll. Maybe your kid’s schedule changes frequently, in which case monthly might be easier for you (and us) if you need to change your schedule often.
It’s up to you!
We’re more than happy to offer options. During your in-home estimate, you can let us know everything you want to be done and we can tell you what the price will be if our schedule can reasonably accommodate, and all that. Let us know what your concerns are, and we can tell you where we can help.