The average cost for house cleaning for a 2 bedroom 2 bathroom home ranges from $80 to $150. An individual housecleaner is more likely to charge by the hour ($25–$40/hour) and cleans approx. 750 sqft per hour. A fairly good average to expect is $20 per room. Get free estimates from house cleaners near you.
House cleaning is not something that many people enjoy doing on their own, but our homes need to be kept organized and have some sense of order. Our living spaces are our sanctuaries. We go home to escape the stress of work life, and clutter and disorder there can make us feel stressed out and overwhelmed. We need a place that’s clean and comfortable where we can relax and unwind.
The professional cleaning industry is highly competitive and lucrative, because many people work long hours, and cleaning often becomes a problem that would be better off solved by professionals.
This level of competition makes it easier for consumers to get affordable pricing.
There are several different types of cleaning services available, depending on your needs.
Standard cleaning for an apartment or home usually includes basic services like vacuuming, making beds, dusting, polishing, mopping, sweeping, etc.
Deep cleaning often includes standard cleaning as well as cleaning and polishing fixtures, cleaning windows, scrubbing sinks and tubs, cleaning grout and tile, etc.
Apartment cleaning/move-out prep is another form of cleaning that often gets overlooked until it’s the last day of your lease ... and you end up trying to do everything at the last minute to secure that deposit you paid when you moved in. This is probably the most dreaded form of cleaning, because it’s usually done when most people are already past the point of exhaustion from moving.
After party/event cleaning can be a hassle because it often follows a long and busy day, but it must be done, especially in a rented event space that’s often on a cleanup deadline.
Cleaning service providers look at many different parameters when it comes to assessing a job and how much they will charge the client. Things that are often considered in the cost of cleaning are the:
The price in any cleaning job will also take the following into consideration: supplies, effort, time, equipment, cleaning products, insurance/bonded/licensed, type of flooring, pets, clutter.
Different rates can be charged based on these factors, depending on the company’s policy. Some charge by the hour, while others charge based on the size of the residence.
As far as how many cleaners will show up, it varies from company to company. Often, cleaners work in teams of two and share the work and profits in order to make the job go faster and more efficiently. Sometimes an entire fleet gets hired, in larger companies, in order to keep up with customer demand.
Tackling an entire house alone can be a big undertaking, and it’s often done better when more than one person can assist in the process.
Most cleaning businesses want to be competitive while still remaining profitable.
Some cleaning companies operate on a larger scale or franchises—local, state, or nationwide—while others are privately owned and employ just a few people who work together in teams, potentially at a lower cost, depending on services offered and going rates in the area.
The going rate for cleaning a one bed/bath starts at about $60 and increases with each additional room.
A team of two will double the price but, hopefully, halve the time taken. Additional services may add on an additional $15–$20 per room or per hour, depending on the service and time needed to complete the extra work.
|1 bed / 1 bath||$50 - $110|
|1 bed / 2 bath||$60 - $120|
|2 bed / 1 bath||$60 - $120|
|2 bed / 2 bath||$80 - $150|
|2 bed / 3 bath||$90 - $190|
|3 bed / 2 bath||$90 - $190|
|4 bed / 3 bath||$140 - $300|
Hourly rates are popular because the level of attention and detail needed varies from customer to customer. Some cleaning companies are charged a listing fee on the sites they advertise on, which is something that factors into the overall cost per job.
Things like gas, liability insurance, and the cost to acquire and maintain company vehicles also factor in when it comes to pricing out cleaning services.
Alternatively, some cleaners will charge less if you have rooms you don’t use much and only need them cleaned every few months.
Briitos Maids Services in Olney, MD, says, “If you want us to skip a certain room, we do it. If you want a special service, just let us know. If you want to change your cleaning routine, simply call our office. We'll take care of it.”
Depending on the knowledge base, experience, and ability of professional cleaners, some may offer additional services to their customers as a convenience, and also as a way to gain an edge over their competitors in the market.
Some may offer additional services outside of the norm—things like ironing, laundry, picking up and dropping off dry cleaning, running errands, and other basic things like watering plants or checking on animals when a client is out of town.
Some even go further by offering carpet shampooing, pet cleanup, cabinet cleaning, or garage organizing.
More unusual services include those of Stornsja’s Room In A Box Llc & Keep It Spotless Cleaning in Riverview, FL, who will deep clean your home and also stage it with home decor and furniture to help you sell it faster.
There are things you can do to help defend your home against dirt and clutter, thereby negating the need for a biweekly service and possibly making it a bimonthly one instead.
One thing that many people have difficulty with when it comes to cleaning is the day-to-day clutter that can develop quickly. Below are some things you can do to address the mess in between cleanings.
These are just some examples of practical ideas for cleaning and decluttering your home, which will ultimately create less stress for you, making the actual cleaning process seem much less intimidating and also save money, even in the event that you need to hire cleaning help.
You’ll create a more comfortable space for you and your family, which will make home sweet home seem even sweeter.
You need to be choosy when it comes to hiring the perfect cleaning business to take care of your home. Just as people interview for many different kinds of jobs, it’s important for those seeking professional services to also interview and get to know a company before hiring them for services that take place in the home.
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