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Living in a clean house surely is nice. However, cleaning it isn’t a task to love. You have to invest many hours every week in dusting, washing, vacuuming and other similar chores that can leave you exhausted. Besides, if you have to go to a regular 9 to 5 job every day, you need to choose either your Saturday or your Sunday to clean the house. Of course, you can ignore it for one or two weeks, but your home is going to slowly turn into a mess, thus making cleaning an even more tedious task. If you live alone, you may be fine with cleaning everything once a month and do a minimum weekly maintenance. However, if you have pets or small children, things change dramatically. You may need to vacuum every other day.

Under these circumstances, you should consider hiring a professional cleaner to come and help you once a week or as often as you can afford. This is not a luxury, so even if you think you can’t afford it, you should do the math prior to making your final decision.

Since keeping your house clean is a task that could eat up four to five hours of your time every week, it’s worth calculating how much you’d make if you were to work all this time at your regular job. If the total pay is more than what you’d need to pay for cleaning services, you should go ahead and hire someone to help you, as your time is more valuable than theirs. Moreover, if you fancy the idea of taking time off work in order to do the home cleaning, you should give it up, as it doesn’t bring you any savings. You could spend your time in a more productive way and leave the cleaning to those people who are happy to do it for cheaper.

The other reason why one would pay for cleaning services is the quality of the result. Cleaning companies have professional equipment which has the power of cleaning even the most stubborn dirt. Besides, many of them use the steam power, thus giving up all harsh detergents and potentially toxic chemicals. If you have pets and small children in the house, you should seriously think about their safety. By choosing these environmentally friendly, non-toxic cleaning methods you also protect the members of your family. If you were to buy such advanced equipment in order to clean your home yourself, you would need to invest a crazy amount of money. This is simply not worth it, as you may not use these devices as often as to make the investment worth it. Besides, you are going to need to find storage space for relatively large appliances. If you live in a small home, this would drive you crazy, as you may not have enough storage room for your clothes, shoes, pans and pots, so why would you bring additional stuff in?

If you don’t believe it, just try to find several cleaning companies in your area and ask them for a price quotation. Should you find it expensive, try to see if you can get a better price by giving up a few services. For instance, you can hire a cleaner to help you only with the heavy stuff such as vacuuming and cleaning the windows. You can do the dusting by yourself, as that only takes a few minutes.

While paying for cleaning services won’t ruin your family budget, it would bring you the convenience and the comfort of living in a spotless house without having to clean it by yourself. You can enjoy the fresh, dust-free air, the clean floors, the shiny fixtures and the spotless windows each and every day, all year round. If you were to maintain this level of cleanliness, you’d need to rub and scrub for very long hours. You can find more lucrative ways to spend your time. For instance, you can use it to play with your kids or to learn how to play bridge. You could also invest these hours in one of your favorite hobbies or in learning a foreign language. This is why everybody should pay for cleaning services.