5 Tips to Consider When Hiring a Housekeeping Service

As the lack of spare time goes bigger and bigger, some people find impossible to keep up with their daily household duties, besides the daily jobs, and therefore they go for the services of a housekeeping company.

Though, not every service of this type is reliable, as despite the pretty high price that they ask for, not every housekeeping agency acts like a professional one.

Therefore, how to make sure that you’ll get a professional housekeeping service?

Here are some tips.

First of all, you should consider the price that is being asked per month/week/day. Don’t offer them pretty much, and try to negotiate until the last drop in order to get a good price. On this crisis, most of the agencies don’t have anymore the clients that they used to have in the past, therefore they will gladly give some discounts. As well, don’t go either for the low prices, as a low price when it comes to services can only mean one thing: bad quality.

Now, you should also consider to find some feedback about the agency you are about to work with. Ask your friends, relatives if they’ve ever used it or heard about it, and what is their impression about these type of services. Now, if the agency is professional, no negative feedback should appear – ok, maybe 1-2, from the crazy people that are always unsatisfied -. Therefore, if the majority of the feedbacks are ok, then you can go for their services without being afraid that you might be treated unprofessionally.

Next, you should also check their list of services. What if you sign a contract with them, and right after you see on the contract that they don’t do a task that you are in need of – ab absurdo, let’s say walking the dogs or something similar-? Therefore, when it comes to the contract, pay 100% attention, in order to not regret your decision right after.

Fourth, respect their services and they will respect you. Even if it is told that the client is always right, try to not make the housekeeping team feel not comfortable or bad, as the housekeeping company might cancel their contract with you. Be nice, but firm, and you will get good services.

Last, but not least, always make time to give all the necessary details. After all, it’s your house, then they must respect your rules. But for this, you must tell them all the details, or otherwise, they will do their jobs in their own style, even if you may not like the manner.



Published by in How To, Tips, and Advice, on September 10th, 2010

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