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Times have changed and are changing at a pretty fast pace. There was a time in history when the arrangement in most homes saw one parent staying back home to take care of all domestic affairs. This has changed as in a lot of cases both parents now actively pursue a career.

In this article in Forbes, the challenges faced by working mothers are examined and it is clear that with all they have to deal with, having to add house cleaning or even supervision of the cleaning is practically impossible. You can read the article here.

With all the many commitments at home and work, how then can folks keep their houses clean? This does not only have to do with couples. Even a lot of single folk also have this problem. Many professionals in highly demanding fields of endeavors find themselves spending more time out of their homes that they do there.

Whether or not you are in the house at all times, the house requires some care which many upwardly mobile individuals do not have the time to offer. So as with the busy couple or parents, many single individuals do not also have the time to take proper care of their residences. What therefore is the solution?

The Solution

Given all that we have looked at above, there appears to be just one real solution that homeowners can consider. We are talking about a home cleaning service. Home cleaning services are professionals who are trained to thoroughly clean your home. For these ones, home cleaning is not a chore but a job.

We can agree that there is a big difference between the way a person will approach a chore and the way they will approach a job that earns them their paychecks. Approaching your home cleaning with a professional outlook will most certainly also result in a more thorough cleaning job.

This is an obvious solution to this quagmire but one that comes with a few challenges of its own. One writer discusses their experience, picking out a few pros and cons. You can read about it here:

While the article linked above addresses some important issues, one highly critical area appears to have been left and that is security. You shouldn’t just be giving any and every one access to your home. To this end, we want quickly look at some steps you should take to ensure you get the right service.

We can consider a company to be right if they possess the following qualities:

  • Professionalism in their cleaning.
  • Have a strict hiring process to ensure their staff are well-vetted and pose no security risks.
  • Have fully insured workers to ensure any damage to property is will be covered.
  • Flexibility, allowing you to use their service in a way that is convenient for you.
  • Competitive pricing.

Given all of the above, let’s now quickly look at how you can find such a company.

Choosing the Right Cleaning Service

Ask for Recommendations

One of the best ways to find the right company to handle the cleaning and care of your home is by asking friends and family members for recommendations. If they can make some recommendation, you will be in a better position to find a company you can be confident about.

Search Online

If you are not able to get any recommendations, your next option will be to search online. Remember to perform a local search so you will only get those in your location. For example, if you want to find a cleaning company in St Albans, you need to use a search phrase like “cleaning companies in St Albans”. This will ensure that search engines only recommend companies that operate within that location.

Read Reviews

The next thing to do is carry out some investigation. Remember that you do not just want to allow any kind of person into your home. Since you do not have the time to monitor them which is why you are looking for a service such as this, you can find out a lot about a company by reading through the reviews that their past clients have written about them. From these reviews, you will be able to determine if they are the kind of company you are looking for.

Compare Quotes

When you have shortlisted a number of companies, get quotes from them to enable you to find the best deal.

Try Them Out

Try to see if you can give them a trial run before committing to a long term deal. A trial run will allow you to have firsthand experience of their service.


One thing you can be sure of is that with the right cleaning company, your home will always be in the best of states regardless of your schedule. Follow the process above to find yourself a company that will get the job done for you.

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