After being a SAHM for the past 8 years, I just started back to work as a Special Education teacher, and now, I don't have the time to keep my house clean--like I did when I was home full-time.
I am considering hiring a professional cleaning service to come in weekly/bi-weekly to "deep clean" the high-traffic common areas--like the bathrooms, kitchen, and family room/basement, but I'm leery about letting people in my home when I am not home.
I wanted to know from those of you who have or currently use a cleaning service:
1.) Are you required to be home when the service is cleaning up, or do they have a key or some other way of gaining access to your home when you are not (if that is an option)?
2.) Do you lock up your valuables?
3.) If something of value were missing, how would you prove it?
4.) What is the cost (average) for "spot cleaning" a home versus "top to bottom" cleaning? I'm in eastern PA
Answer by auroura at 2:51 PM on Sep. 12, 2009