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Add Two Weeks of Fun to Your Year: Use a Cleaning Service

By Jeffrey Anderson
We all have busy schedules and the day never seems long enough. The federal government did a survey in 2003 breaking down the average adult American's daily schedule and they found that an average adult American spends 1.8 hours a day doing work around the house. They defined household work as cleaning, cooking, yard work and other daily chores. If half of that 1.8 hours a day is spent doing household cleaning then you are spending almost 14 days a year cleaning your home.

Do you really want to spend 14 days a year cleaning or could you think of a few better ways to use that 14 days? If you use a cleaning/maid service to do your household cleaning, be prepared to add 14 days of fun to your year.

What Exactly Does a Maid Service Do?

A professional cleaning/maid service tries to be accommodating and set up their scope of work based on your needs. These services are thorough and have the tools and supplies to accomplish just about any cleaning task around your home. A cleaning/maid service can give estimates of their service prices and you can adjust the services to meet your budget. You may only need something as simple as:

Twice a month cleaning:
  • Vacuuming
  • Dusting
  • Floor cleaning
  • Bathroom cleaning
  • Kitchen cleaning

Or as thorough as once a week with all of the above and:
  • Laundry
  • Windows
  • Kitchen appliances

Where Do You Find a Good Cleaning Service?

One of the best ways to find a good, reliable cleaning/maid service is to ask your friends or neighbors if they are using anyone they are very happy with, or if any of their friends are. Internet contractor services can also help in your search. Always get a list of references and estimates of costs prior to hiring a contractor and once you have hired a cleaning service, you can start thinking about how you are going to spend those extra 14 days.

About the Author

Jeffrey Anderson has a Degree in English from V.M.I. and served as an officer in the Marine Corps. He worked in Residential and Commercial construction management for 25 years before retiring to write full time.

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