When you choose to hire a maid, you will find the benefits go far beyond having someone else do your cleaning. The reduced stress and extra time you now have for other endeavors are invaluable. However, before you can reap the benefits of a professionally cleaned home, you want to feel confident that you are selecting the right person or service. You want someone who will work hard, is trustworthy, and who will clearly understand your needs and preferences. Check out our tips below if you are looking to hire a maid for the first time.
- Insurance. Something that is especially important, but many might not think of, is to ensure that the individual or service you choose to hire a maid from is insured. This will protect you if, heaven forbid, the person you hire is injured on the job.
- Cleaning supplies. You also want to know upfront who provides cleaning supplies. If you have a preference, identify that ahead of time. Some people like to provide their own supplies to ensure they are not getting charged extra. Others prefer the individual or company to include supplies in their bid for cleaning services. In addition, if you have any special requests (including eco-friendly, pet-friendly, organic, etc.), keep these in mind as they will help you in your search.
- Use referrals and reviews. One of our best recommendations is (if possible) to get a referral from a friend, family member, coworker, or neighbor. Referrals are an amazing tool to have a much better feel for what you will be getting when hiring a maid if the referral comes from someone you trust. You can also look for online reviews to see how other customers have evaluated the service you are considering.