How much do Merry Maids cost?
Does anyone know how much Merry Maids cost? I am thinking that my life would be a lot less stressful if I could hire someone else to do the cleaning for me!
they charge a lot more than I would and don't do all the stuff I would. I treat my client homes like my own, so I look to see what needs done even if its not apart of my routine. I have worked for cleaning services and they r always rushing the girls. not me I can spend time on ur house and leave feeling good about a job well done.
With a cleaning company you have two or three people or more coming into your home with an independent person you only have one person and it's a little more personable and you can pay a little bit more attention to detail I like to get to know my clients and then I can help them with other things later on if they need it
An obscene $100/hr with a 2-hr minimum, and I live in a small town, not NYC. I'm a doctor with years of education and multiple advanced degrees and I'm not paid $100/hr despite popular belief. I also doubt that very little of that trickles down to those wielding the mop.
As another person here said, with the large cleaning companies, very often they are rushed to get to another job. Most "decent" individual cleaners will tend to space their clients more so that they are not so pushed. I know that, I personally, like to try to leave each room as "MAGAZINE-PICTURE-PERFECT" as possible. Such as....arranging bathroom counters, dresser tops etc. so that when someone walks into the room it looks MORE THAN JUST CLEAN!!!! (Almost like a fancy hotel bathroom....with the folded hand towel placed decoratively next to the sink). And I always tell prospective clients that I DO tend to go through the paper towels, as I'm a "shine-freak" and like all the chrome to sparkle. And I absolutely CAN NOT stand dried water streaks on counters, sinks, stovetops, toilet seats etc. So I dry everything off after I scrub it!!!! Even the stainless steel kitchen sinks.
They often charge close to $100/hr, and maybe more on the first visit to deep clean everything. It's a lot less expensive to find an independent housekeeper on Care.com!
I do not know how much you would pay a merry maids company but I do know because they are a contractors-business, you will pay far more than you would for an individual-housekeeping service advertising, locally. You would be much better off pay-wise & not pay extra for their gas & taxes(worked into their prices).
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