In today’s little chat, I’d like to shed light on some often overlooked aspects of getting a cleaner in the UK. 

Keeping your living space clean and organised is a priority, and making the decision to hire a cleaner comes with its own set of considerations. 

In this post, we’ll explore some key points that might not immediately come to mind when thinking about hiring a cleaner.

Maybe you’re not hesitant.  And just want to jump on it. Maybe you think to yourself I can hire someone to do this!

This sentiment resonates with many people who have recognised the value of professional cleaning services. Taking the step to delegate cleaning tasks allows you to:

  • regain control over your time
  • focus on what truly matters to you
  • end relationship disputes
  • create mental balance and headspace
  • increase your feeling of well-being

It’s easy to believe that you can manage this task yourself, especially if, for example, you’ve gone from working 50/60 hours a week to being a stay-at-home mum. Many individuals initially believe they can handle household cleaning on their own, especially during transitional periods. Newsflash! We can’t do or have it all.

However, as circumstances change and responsibilities grow, the need for assistance usually becomes evident. 

Is This True For You? 

Did things change when you moved? Did it all became a bit much? Do you want to be doing other things rather than cleaning? Are you already busily involved at your daughter’s school, your mosque/church/temple? Are you the president of your darts club? You get my drift.

Balancing various commitments alongside maintaining a clean and orderly home can be overwhelming. Embracing the support of professional cleaners can alleviate this burden and allow you to engage in activities that truly fulfil you.

Now, let’s delve into the key aspects of hiring a cleaner that go beyond the surface:

Personalised Cleaning Plans: 

Cleaning needs vary from home to home. Reputable cleaning services take the time to understand your specific requirements. Whether it’s focusing on specific areas or using eco-friendly products, a personalised cleaning plan ensures your home receives the care it truly deserves. It can often take between 2-3 cleans to get the measure of you and your home. Give your cleaner a settling in period. That said, you should still feel hopeful and excited after their first clean.

Getting a Cleaner Who is Trustworthy: 

Your home is your haven, so trust is paramount. Reputable cleaning agencies carry out thorough background checks on their cleaning staff. This provides you with peace of mind, knowing that your home is in capable and trustworthy hands. It is more than reasonable for you to ask for references, DBS checks, proof of ID and address. Better to be safe than sorry.

Getting a Cleaner who has Insurance Coverage: 

Accidents can happen, even in well-maintained spaces. Professional cleaning agencies provide liability insurance to cover potential damages or injuries during the cleaning process. This added layer of security helps safeguard you from unexpected costs. Make sure that your cleaner is covered for accidental damage and loss of keys. I recommend Hiscox or any company who are underwritten by them.

Flexibility and Convenience: 

Life is unpredictable, and schedules can change abruptly. When considering a cleaner, it’s worth noting their flexibility in scheduling. A reliable cleaning service understands the demands of your busy lifestyle and offers flexible cleaning options that seamlessly fit into your routine. Flexibility cuts both ways though. Do remember that your cleaner is a human being with their own business to run and occasional family emergencies.

Equipment and Supplies: 

Many professional cleaners come equipped with their tools and products. This not only saves you time and money but also ensures that the right products are used for various surfaces. Be prepared for this to elevate your price – rightly so!

Getting a Cleaner who is Consist in Their Cleaning: 

Ensuring a consistent level of cleanliness can be challenging with individual cleaners. Professional agencies ensure that you receive a consistent service, even if your regular cleaner is unavailable due to unforeseen circumstances. If you hire your cleaner direct, ask them what their contingency plans are for when they are on holiday or unwell.

Deep Cleaning Expertise: 

Regular cleaning tasks are essential, but occasional deep cleaning is equally important. Professional cleaners possess the expertise and equipment to tackle those hard-to-reach areas that may have been overlooked. An oven clean or internal window cleaning might be things you ask your prospective cleaner about.

Time and Energy Savings: 

Beyond the visible cleanliness, hiring a cleaner allows you to reclaim your precious time and energy. Imagine spending weekends or evenings doing things you enjoy, rather than cleaning.

Customisable Frequency

Perhaps you don’t require cleaning every week, or maybe you need more frequent assistance during busier periods. Professional cleaning agencies offer customisable options to suit your needs.

Community Support: 

By hiring a local cleaning service, you’re contributing to your local economy. It’s a mutually beneficial arrangement: a clean home for you and support for local businesses.

The decision to hire a cleaner encompasses more than just tidiness. From personalised cleaning plans to insurance coverage and time saved, there are several factors to consider when choosing a professional cleaning service. 

We hope this post has provided valuable insights to help you make an informed decision when it comes to maintaining a clean and inviting home. If this all feels a bit headachy, then you could let a reliable cleaning service be your ally in keeping your home a refreshing and stress-free environment. Good luck out there!

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I’m Antoinette and the CEO of Just Helpers Cleaning Agency. I’m passionate about social justice and empowering people to find their joy, work from a place of strength and positively impact the world around them. When not trying to save the world 😉 I love cooking up a storm in my kitchen and eating and chatting around a table with friends. Find me at

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