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Why You May Need to Hire a House Cleaner

Many think of a house cleaner as an extra and unnecessary expense, while others see it as an opportunity to make time for themselves and relax a bit. For those who see having a house cleaner as a luxury, read on, as it may actually improve the quality of your life greatly, to those who already have a house cleaner in the first place, you can take a second look and see if you really need one, especially in these hard and difficult times. In the end it is you who will decide if a house cleaner is for you, this is just a guide to help you decide on what to do.

Now it is time for you to decide as to whether or not you should hire a house cleaner. First and foremost should probably be your financial capacity. Can you afford to pay for a house cleaner in the first place? Are you willing to set aside a part of your monthly budget to specifically pay for this service? Are you the type of person who has a lot of spare time, or is all your time spent working, and once you get home you are spent?

Answer these questions first, and if you finally decide to hire a house cleaner you have to choose which type of house cleaner you want.

House cleaners come in two varieties, first those who are part of a company where it is possible to have different cleaners each time they provide their services. This can be a double edged sword, because if there is a cleaner that you particularly like, you cannot request for him or her, you usually are bound by whom the company decides to send you. On the other hand, if you dislike a particular cleaner, it is easy to complain about their service, and they can send a more acceptable replacement the next time they come.

There are those house cleaners who own their business and go solo. They are not beholden to any company but themselves. The good thing about this is that their reputation is at stake with whatever they do whether good or bad. This means that they are usually more careful in providing their services and you can generally get good results. But before anything you should check if they are bonded or insured, so you can decide beforehand if you are willing to take this risk.

You should also do prior research, compare rates, services included, who provides what? There is no harm in canvassing to get the best bang for your buck, after all, it is your hard earned money.

Homemade Cleaning Wipes

Did you know that you can save money by making your own cleaning wipes? It is very easy to do too. All you need to do is get your favorite cleaning product and a roll of very stronge paper towels. You will also need an airtight plastic container to hold your wipes.


Take your roll of paper towels and tear off 12 sheets
Divide these sheets into two
(You now have 24 wipes)

Place the paper towels in your plastic container

Pour your favorite cleaner onto the paper towels
(Do not over-saturate the towels)

Surprise!!! You now have cleaning wipes.

Types of Cleaning Wipes

Dusting wipes
Glass cleaning wipes
Sanitizing wipes
Baby wipes
(Be creative)

Ideas for keeping your wipes handy

Use decorative containers to store your wipes
(Keep them in all of your rooms throughout your home)

If you decorate them carefully, no one will ever know that you have cleaning wipes so handy throughout your home

Keeping your wipes in decorative containers will benefit you in a couple of ways. First, you will not have to worry about storage issues and secondly, they will be easy to get to. This will encourage you to clean more often.

Examples of handiness

You may be watching television in your living room. At a commercial break, you realize that there is some hand prints on a light switch nearby. Go to your handy container and grab a wipe. Presto!!! The hand prints are gone and you didn’t even need to drag out all of the supplies.

You are in the restroom and realize that the mirrors are dirty. Grab your glass wipes that are handy. Wallah!!! Your housework just got easier.

Homemade baby wipes are great to have around the house also. It is quick and easy to grab some for the dirty little hands and faces. You won’t mind sharing them with the rest of the family because they are so cost effective. Have fun making all kinds of different scents too.

Cost Effectiveness

Once you realize how many wipes you can make out of one roll of paper towels, you will be amazed at how much money you will be saving. These wipes will also not go to waste. Only make as many as you need at a time. This way you will ensure that they do not dry out like some of the products on the market.