This is a question I am asked almost every day. We have learned the hard way that most people will say, “It’s not too bad,” when they really mean to say, “If it wasn’t that bad, I wouldn’t be calling you to clean it.” For this reason we do not guarantee our estimates until we see your home.
Something to consider: While the size of your home is a factor in the cost of the cleaning, the current state of cleanliness and clutter are the BIGGEST factors. If you haven’t cleaned your house in a few months (or years!), your first cleaning is going to be a doozy. I wish we had a magic wand that made toilet rings disappear and dust to vanish off baseboards and window blinds, but the honest truth is that it takes scrubbing, a lot of scrubbing, and that takes time.
For those of you who like concrete numbers, here are a few examples of costs for weekly cleaning services. These cleanings include baseboards, window treatments, linen changing (and washing!), along with all the standard sanitizing and dusting. Please keep in mind that we do complete some tasks on a rotating basis, so if we come less frequently, the price per visit will be slightly higher because we have to accomplish more tasks on each visit. And remember, these are examples, not guaranteed pricing:
1000 square foot apartment (2 bedroom/2 bath) – $80-$90ish
2000 square foot home (3 bedroom/2 bath) – $120-$150ish
4000 square foot home (4 bedroom/4 bath) – $180-$220ish
For your first visit, you can expect the cost to be anywhere from 1.5-2x the cost of your normal weekly visit.
We can also structure our visits to stay within a specific time (ie-$$) amount too. Instead of doing a whole house cleaning, we would ask for a list of your priorities and we work quickly to check off as many items as we can. This works very well for people who are on a limited budget, but are going crazy in their home.
We are always happy to answer questions. Information and consultations are always free, so if you are not happy with the current state of your home, give us a call.