Maintaining a clean and tidy living space is essential for a comfortable and healthy lifestyle. From experience, if you can find a great cleaner, this can be a magic key to returning your sanity.

However, if you’re anything like me, with a busy schedule and numerous responsibilities, making time to find a great cleaner can be a challenge in and of itself. 

If you’re wondering how to find a great cleaner in the UK, look no further. In this blog post, I’ll guide you through the process. I’ll highlight some of the best places to look for reputable cleaning services.

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  1. Recommendations from Friends and Family
  2. Local Newspapers and Community Notice Boards
  3. Online Platforms
  4. Social Media
  5. Cleaning Agencies
  6. Apps for On-Demand Cleaning
  7. Local Business Directories
  8. Professional Cleaning Associations
  9. Reputation Based Organisations like the Living Wage Foundation

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Recommendations from Friends and Family

Firstly, one of the most reliable ways to find a trustworthy cleaner is by seeking recommendations from your friends, family, or colleagues. Their personal experiences provide valuable insights into the quality of service you can expect. Also, word-of-mouth referrals often lead to dependable and efficient cleaning solutions. This worked for me. I stalked my wonderful helper and observed how she cleaned in the home of a close friend over several months.

Local Newspapers and Community Notice Boards

So, don’t underestimate the power of more ‘retro’ methods like local newspapers and community notice boards. Many reputable cleaning businesses still advertise their services through these channels. Check the classifieds section or community boards in your neighbourhood for contact details of cleaning companies offering their services.

Online Platforms

Undoubtedly, the digital age has revolutionised the way we find services, and cleaning is no exception. Online platforms and directories offer a convenient way to search for cleaners in your area. Websites like Gumtree (a personal favourite), Yelp, and Check-a-trade allow you to read reviews, compare prices, and directly contact cleaning professionals.

Social Media

Social media platforms, particularly Facebook and Instagram, have become powerful tools for connecting with local businesses, this includes cleaning services. Look for local community groups or pages where people share recommendations and reviews. You can also use hashtags and location tags to narrow down your search.

Cleaning Agencies

All in all, cleaning agencies act as intermediaries between cleaners and clients. They offer a range of cleaning services to suit your needs. Many agencies typically vet their cleaners and provide insurance coverage, giving you an added layer of security. simple online search for “cleaning agencies in the UK” can lead you to a plethora of options. As ever, I would exhort you to only search for an ethical cleaning agency

Apps for On-Demand Cleaning

In recent years, there has been a surge in the popularity of on-demand cleaning apps. So many of these apps allow you to book cleaning services at your convenience, often offering same-day or next-day appointments. The downside is that you can’t guarantee the same cleaner each time, and I always worry about the level of vetting that goes on via these apps. You may need to think of this in terms of the Uber cleaning option.

Local Business Directories

Furthermore, Local business directories, both online and printed, are valuable resources for finding cleaners in your area. Websites like Yell or Thomson Local can provide a comprehensive list of cleaning services along with their contact information.

Professional Cleaning Associations

Reputable cleaners often belong to professional cleaning associations or organisations. These associations uphold certain standards of service quality and ethics. For instance, the British Institute of Cleaning Science (BICSc) is a renowned organisation that promotes excellence in cleaning practices.

Reputation Based Organisations

Lastly, If strong ethics are your thing, then head over to organisations such as the Living Wage Foundation or B Corp to help you find a list of providers that feel the same way about people, planet and profit as you do. So often,this is often my starting point.

In conclusion, when it comes to finding a cleaner in the UK, you have a variety of avenues to explore. Whether you prefer traditional methods like word-of-mouth recommendations or modern digital platforms, there’s should be a solution that suits your preferences. 

Remember to consider factors like reviews, prices, and the range of services offered when making your decision. For that reason, I personally love Trustpilot.

With the right approach and a little research, you’ll soon enjoy the benefits of a spotless and organised living space. Move over stressful weekends. Hello freedom!

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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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