If you want to romanticize some aspects of life, you’d say the best things in life are free, but the harsh fact is, most things in life do have a cost, whether it’s an emotional, physical or financial cost. When it comes to professional house cleaning, probably the most cited reason for not hiring a service is that it’s too expensive. But is it, really? You can do a little bit of math to figure out just how expensive – or inexpensive – a cleaning company will actually cost you. Let’s go through some numbers and factors to see if cleaning professionals are worth the cost.
We don’t know how much you earn, but we do know the average monthly salary in Australia is around $1500. We also know for a fact that Australia is on the top ten list of the highest average salaries worldwide, where the minimum yearly wage is approximately $23,374. Not bad, not bad at all.
Average Cleaning Rates:
The average cleaning rate is a bit less than AU$25.00 per hour. Like any other salary or wages, experience plays a role and the price can go up according to how much experience a house cleaner has. A small home wouldn’t probably take more than 2 to 3 hours to get it professionally cleaned. That would be a basic cleaning that doesn’t include extras, such as inside the fridge. It’s not easy to come out with a very accurate average, this covers the general idea. It can show you that even those who are on minimum wage, can still afford to get their homes professionally cleaned.
Average Amount of Products:
We spend a lot of commercial cleaning products. There is always something new to check out and something for specific areas and items for your home. You can wind up with products for floors, counters, stoves, ovens, and more. Then you have products for wood, metal, tiles, fabrics, etc. Then there is also: aerosol, wax, cream, and liquid products, you get the picture. Supposedly, you’re planning to use all those items to do the cleaning yourself. This becomes a separate budget all on its own and one that could easily cost you a lot more than a cleaning service, even though the best house cleaning service will always come equipped with their own products.
Their products are usually eco-friendly which is not something all commercial products put in mind. A cleaning service will also use products that are safe for children and pets. It has become everyone’s duty to keep the environment in mind when purchasing and using house cleaning products. Commercial products can be too harsh and some weaker products might not get the job done. At the very least, with a professional cleaning company, you’ve insured safe products and a thorough clean that only professionals know how to do. If you’re still on the fence about hiring a cleaning company, here are a few questions you can ask yourself.
How Valuable is Your Time?
If you’re like most people, your time is very valuable. Even for the simple reason that most of us have very little of it. Between work and obligations, we don’t have much time to enjoy, and the little time we do have, we sure don’t want to spend it cleaning the house. It seems to make perfect sense to spend a little bit of extra money and hit two birds with one stone; go home to a clean house every day and spend your free time doing something you really enjoy.
How is Your Health?
House cleaning takes a physical toll on people. You need pretty good physical strength to move around furniture and put it back, to get to hard to reach places, go up and down a ladder, and more. If you’re not that agile or suffer from certain medical conditions such as a bad back or knee pain, chances are you shouldn’t be doing any sort of work that can elevate your pain.
How Clean Do You Want Your House?
It can really boil down to this. If you want a clean house and a clean environment for you and your family, then a cleaning service is one of the best financial decisions you can make. It’s a very small price to pay to have a clean and healthy home to live in. It’s not the financial burden that you might think it is to h
ave professional cleaners. The real burden comes with having to clean the house yourself, spending on a bunch of cleaning products, and spending your free time on something that others can do better.