Hosting Family This Year in Portland?
Thanksgiving is right around the corner, and families all over Portland are busy getting ready for loved ones to visit from out of town. But on top of work, school, routine housework, and those other nitpicky things that come up and eat time out of the day, it’s hard to find the time or motivation. Consider saving time and energy (and stress!) and hire a professional cleaning service to prepare the home for the holidays.
Reasons To Hire a Cleaning Service for the Holidays
No one wants to have guests over when the house is a mess, but there’s only so many hours in the day. Even if this is the first time using a cleaning service, it’s a worthwhile expenditure to avoid the stress of the ticking clock.
Hosting Family and Friends
If family and friends come from far away to spend time together during the holidays, no one wants to waste any of that time picking up the house. By hiring a professional maid service, families can focus on enjoying that time instead of cleaning. Additionally, hiring a maid service can get the house into tip-top shape, impressing hard-to-please in-laws, or family members.
Hosting a Holiday Party at Home
Even if no one is coming to stay at the house, hiring a professional cleaning service before and after the annual holiday party is a great idea. Not only can homeowners and hosts focus on their guests and party, but that dreaded clean-up is taken care of! Many maid services provide event prep and event clean-up services. Party on!
Hosting a Holiday Party at the Office
Most companies that provide residential cleaning services also offer commercial cleaning services, particularly when it comes to event preparation and clean up. If the office requires a clean before a corporate holiday visit, make sure to hire a professional maid service to clean up and help prepare for the event. Most companies will provide post-event cleaning, as well.
It’s much easier to decorate for the holidays if everything is already clean. Hire a cleaning service a few weeks before Thanksgiving to ensure a blank canvas for that work of art.
Vacation from Cleaning
Many homeowners don’t get much time off from work for the holidays. Instead of spending that precious vacation cleaning, gift yourself a break from household chores. Hire a cleaning service and relax, take time to do other projects sitting around, or sit and watch Disney Plus while a professional cleaner spruces up the house. The possibilities are endless, and extra time is priceless.
The House Needs It
When was the last time the house had a good, deep clean? If the answer is more than a year ago, hiring a professional cleaning service now can kill two birds with one stone. Not only will the house be picture-perfect for the holidays, but a spring chore is already taken care of.
Factors to Consider When Choosing a Cleaning Service
Not all cleaning services are equal. Here are a few things to consider when choosing a cleaning service to beautify the home for the holidays.
Perhaps the most crucial element of any cleaning service is the trustworthiness of both the company and its employees. A home is a private space, and to have someone come inside and touch priceless heirlooms, sentimental items, and personal belongings is an exercise in trust. One way to examine the trustworthiness of a cleaning company is to look at their reviews from past customers. Additionally, ask the company whether they perform background checks on their employees, especially if the service will be coming to the house when no one is home.
Stay away from cleaning companies with hidden fees. Reputable maid services will provide accurate and thorough estimates. Ask questions such as: How do they charge? Is it an automatic debit, or will there be an invoice? Do they charge per hour or by square footage? Compare quotes from a few different companies and choose the best one. Keep in mind that just because a company is cheapest does not mean it’s the best choice.
Quality of Work
No one wants to hire a professional cleaning service just to be disappointed in the quality of the work afterward. Pay attention to past customer reviews concerning the quality of work.
If there are pets in the home, make sure to ask the company if they provide pet-friendly services. It may not be feasible to leave an animal in a locked bedroom or crate while the cleaners come in to do their work. Ask about their policies concerning pets before hiring them.
Insurance, Licenses, and Certifications
Ensure that the cleaning company has all of the proper paperwork that a legitimate business would have. Ask the company about their coverage, licenses, and any additional certifications their staff possesses. These sorts of things will save homeowners a massive headache down the road should anything come up.
How Can PDX Cleaning Help?
PDX Cleaning is a woman-owned and operated business that has served the Portland metro area for nearly twenty years. Pauline Perez (owner and operator of PDX Cleaning) is dedicated to providing comprehensive cleaning services to residents and business owners throughout the area. Perez knows that part of a thorough cleaning service is trust, and she aims to build trust with all of her customers throughout their working relationship. Call today for an estimate and answers to all of your cleaning service-related questions!