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How Much Does House Cleaning Cost?

 
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House cleaning service (sometimes called maid service) varies in cost according to frequency of service, condition and size of home. Prices are generally based either on the number of rooms, the square footage or by the hour.

Typical costs:

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What should be included:
  • A typical regular cleaning includes vacuuming, dusting, scrubbing sinks, floors, countertops and range hoods. Some services include loading the dishwasher and changing bed linen. Generally, a cleaning service will bring all the cleaning products and tools.
  • MaidPro[1] in Boston, Massachusetts bundles cleaning into 3, 5 and 7-hour packages varying from $129 to $266 for a one-time service. Biweekly jobs take 2-3 hours per visit and run $50-$70. Rates vary greatly across the country, according to a MaidPro sales representative. In Boston there are many more apartments and smaller homes than in Texas where the average home is 3,000 square feet.
Additional costs:
  • Major tasks like window and wall cleaning are generally not included.
  • Oven or refrigerator cleaning runs around $25. Dusting mini blinds averages $20.
Discounts:
  • Signing up for more frequent service often means a discounted rate. Biweekly cleaning versus one-time means a savings of $50-$200, depending on the size of the home.
Shopping for house cleaning:
  • When choosing to hire an individual through a classified ad or personal referral, The US Department of Labor[2] outlines the regulations. Although house cleaners who work as independent contractors are generally not considered employees, the IRS provides tax information[3] .
  • Tip: Before hiring a cleaning service, ask the company for references and make any special cleaning requests upfront so workers will be prepared
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IM so pleased with the services that i received
Amount: $350.00 per cleaning
Posted by: leeza thredgill in memphis, TN.Posted: December 9th, 2014 12:12PM
Firm: French Connection Cleaning Services
Detailed, trustworthy and thorough. She is by far the best. Cleaned my home from ceiling to floor & I've never had my home feel & smell so clean. She dramatically changed my home environment for the better. She completed cleaning in two full days. Well worth the $ and I am going to call her again and have recommended her to all my friends, associates, and family.
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FRENCH CONNECTION CLEANING SERVICES
Amount: $300.00 per cleaning
Posted by: Keiasha Ruffin in Germantown, TN.Posted: December 9th, 2014 12:12PM
Firm: 3000sq ft
I hired French connection cleaning services they are the best very detail I didn't have to say anything I would refer them to everybody they are very friendly they respected own home I just love them lol thanks Ms.Towanda
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Above and Beyond Professional Cleaning Services
Amount: $75.00 per cleaning
Posted by: Joseph Young in Rockport, MA.Posted: December 5th, 2014 04:12PM
I was a little apprehensive about hiring this particular cleaning because it was only one person but the biggest issue was she didnt have a car. WELL, let me tell you this girl does the work of three people and has never had a transportation issue. It ended up turning I.to a wonderful partnership and she really does go Above and Beyond without having to be asked. I would recommend her to any and everyone.
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Excellent Cleaning Service
Amount: $100.00 per cleaning
Posted by: Tashaka Gayden in Dallas, TX.Posted: November 24th, 2014 08:11PM
Firm: Ms Redds Cleaning Service
This lady is an awesome cleaning person. She has cleaned my houses I have several. Two of my own and some 4 that are rental properties. She has a team. She also cleans alone. Her services are very detailed. Bathrooms are her specialty. She has her own cleaning supplies, carpet cleaners , vacuum cleaners mops, everything you could imagine. She does laundry also. I recommend her services.
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UNBELIEVABLE!
Amount: $525.00 per cleaning
Posted by: Jen Jenkins in Mt Laurel, NJ.Posted: November 21st, 2014 08:11PM
SQ Ft of Home: 3000Cleanings per month: 1 time
Firm: Jonjenscleaning.com
They cleaned my Mt. Laurel home so good I couldn't believe how good it looked. And it smelled great too! Call them. Their number is (609) 456-1999
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Happy it's clean.
Amount: $100.00 per cleaning
Posted by: Deidra in Spokane, WA.Posted: October 20th, 2014 08:10AM
I wasn't sure which cleaning company to hire at first. I saw these ladies ad on Craigslist. The name of the company is Iron Maidan Services. They were on time, worked well as a team. Very detailed you can see they like to clean. Very friendly,& trustworthy. I purposely left money in my kitchen and my great Grandmothers diamond ring in my bedroom. All there and the lady reminded me to put it up so I wouldn't loose it. Would recommend Iron Maidans to anyone. Thanks ladies.
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Great Service and Very Efficient
Amount: $145.00 per cleaning
Posted by: Robin A, in South Bend, IN.Posted: October 16th, 2014 10:10PM
SQ Ft of Home: 1500Cleanings per month: 2
Firm: Renee's Cleaning Service
I hired her to clean my home to get it ready to put it on the market for sale. Boy, was I glad that I did, she cleaned from top to bottom and really made my home sparkle. She even did the little extras that I asked her to do, windowsills, and basement. I was very very pleased, and I will refer her anytime, Call Renee, 574-520-1538
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Tenant House Cleaning
Amount: $200.00 per cleaning
Posted by: Dynamic Properties in Baltimore, MD.Posted: October 14th, 2014 02:10PM
SQ Ft of Home: 975Cleanings per month:
Firm: M & R Cleaning
As a property manager I used M & R which is a family owned company and I was amazed. You can really tell they are a family they all work together, on time,professional, honest, and always throwing in extras. I use them on all of my move out properties now.
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Lydia's Cleaning Service's
Amount: $120.00 per cleaning
Posted by: Lydia Castillo in lakeland, FL.Posted: October 14th, 2014 01:10PM
SQ Ft of Home: 1500Cleanings per month: 1
Firm: Clean LLC
I have a daughter and we we are a good team we clean not only Houses but office and building we my company is very important for me actually window from out side Ext
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Wow Cleaning Team
Amount: $180.00 per cleaning
Posted by: David J in Philadelphia, PA.Posted: September 19th, 2014 02:09AM
Firm: Wow Cleaning Team
They are a very professional team and cleaned my house to the max. A team of two cleaned my home and I was overly satisfied. They bring their own supplies and are always on schedule. I always feel like a king in his castle when they finish my home. I would recommend Wow Cleaning Team to anyone who wants a awesome cleaning job. The number is (267) 225-0854
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Deep Cleaning
Amount: $138.00 per cleaning
Posted by: PG 11 in Denver, CO.Posted: August 28th, 2014 08:08PM
SQ Ft of Home: 1600Cleanings per month: 1
Firm: Maids Envy
Wow, I needed my house deep cleaned and hired Maids Envy. I knew what I was getting going in, but these cleaners went above and beyond. They took my dog kennel apart and cleaned the inside cleaned inside of washer & dryer. Amazing I will recommend Maids Envy Inc. to everyone
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AMAZING and personable!
Amount: $117.00 per cleaning
Posted by: Nia in Sugarland, TX.Posted: August 26th, 2014 02:08PM
SQ Ft of Home: 2400Cleanings per month: twice/mnth
Firm: Happy Housekeeping #1 Eco-Friendly
I love this Eco-friendly maid company. I've been using Happy Housekeeping since 2012. They are so professional and they even have great reviews by others on Yelp! My personal maid is assigned to my home and she is always on time and communication is wonderful. I don't like rotating maids in and out of my home. She gets every spot in the house clean. Never misses an appointment, always on time or early and accommodates all my requests. I'm ultra picky! She's just so lovely and takes her time and is very good with my dogs. Professional appointment set up from the start and confirmations are sent on all my dates and times to my email address. I'm well informed and a happy camper since 2012!!You will not be disappointed! Do not hesitate!
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House cleaning
Amount: $150.00 per cleaning
Posted by: Melissa P. in Princeton, NJ.Posted: August 17th, 2014 11:08AM
SQ Ft of Home: 1500Cleanings per month: 2
Firm: Michelle Leigh Cleaning Service
They are great!!! On time, polite and always had a smile. They left my home feeling and smelling so good. You know your home has been cleaned with care. That's why I recommend them to all my friends and family.I found them on Thumbtack. Their number is 609 331-5414
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Feel Good Cleaning Services, in my home!
Amount: $120.00 per cleaning
Posted by: Hugo Del Luz in Philadelphia, PA.Posted: August 15th, 2014 03:08PM
SQ Ft of Home: 1500Cleanings per month: Weekly
Feel Good Cleaning Services, great Company the cleaning. Cleaning detailed, trustworthy and thorough. they are the best. Cleaned my home from ceiling to floor & I've never had my home feel & smell so clean. Feel Good, dramatically changed my home environment for the better. I appreciate Feel Good Cleaning Services, per have reliable people to clean my house.. Well worth the $ and I am going to call again and have recommended her to all my friends, associates, and family.
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house cleaning
Amount: $200.00 per cleaning
Posted by: brain in pasadena, TX.Posted: July 27th, 2014 06:07PM
SQ Ft of Home: 1500Cleanings per month: 2
she was great she's hard working mom and cleans like she at her own home. She does extras for a little extra but no disappointment at all. Pasadena tx /deer park tx (832)754-0128 great job
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House Cleaning Services
Amount: $500.00 per cleaning
Posted by: Robert Ford in Houston, TX.Posted: July 23rd, 2014 04:07PM
SQ Ft of Home: 2500 sq.ftCleanings per month: 1
Firm: Everlasting Cleaning and Maintenance
Everlasting Cleaning and Maintenance have provided a reliable and professional service. I thought I would never get my home back to normal but they did an amazing job in just one day. I would highly recommend Everlasting Cleaning and Maintenance to anyone looking for a cleaning service. Dr. Robert Ford, Houston, Texas
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Deep cleaning
Amount: $180.00 per cleaning
Posted by: karen mu in chesterfield, VA.Posted: July 20th, 2014 07:07PM
SQ Ft of Home: 2000Cleanings per month: one time clean
Firm: Xclusive Cleaning Solutions
I needed my home deep cleaned before my family from out of town arrived and Xclusive Cleaning was recommended to me by a coworker. They arrived on time, actually a little before they were scheduled, they were very professional and courteous and they did an outstanding job. I was very impressed with their work and I will definitely use them again. They are listed the owner's name is linda and can be reached at 804-368-4523
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House Cleaning
Amount: $150.00 per cleaning
Posted by: Mercedes in New York, NY.Posted: May 29th, 2014 12:05PM
Firm: J and F Cleaning Services
I've had this girl Jackie clean my 2-bedroom apartment for years. She is polite, reliable, energetic, responsible, detail oriented and trustworthy. She does a spectacular job cleaning everything and does extra work as well. She is great and I would recommend her to anyone. If anyone would be interested #347-812-7841
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Wee Kare
Amount: $200.00 per cleaning
Posted by: Gwen cook in Sarasota, FL.Posted: May 23rd, 2014 11:05AM
SQ Ft of Home: 1200Cleanings per month: 1
Firm: Wee Kare
Wow I had a deep cleaning done and the girl was great. She took 6 hours but she didn't leave any dust. One girl one happy family. The price is way to low but I am good.
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Ironmaidan cleaning services
Amount: $60.00 per cleaning
Posted by: Dannie Dodd in Spokane, WA.Posted: May 18th, 2014 06:05AM
The girls were on time , great attitudes and my house hasn't been this clean in awhile. The first clean was the most expensive, however it needed some tlc . I'm still noticing things i have been meaning to get around to, already done .Thank you for a great experience ladies.
Dan
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Posh One Cleaning Services
Amount: $125.00 per cleaning
Posted by: T.Tate in Houston, TX.Posted: March 13th, 2014 06:03AM
SQ Ft of Home: 3000Cleanings per month: 2
Firm: Posh One Cleaning
I was so impressed with such a great a cleaning service. My wife and I were moving into a home these two ladies come in and made ready our rental home in order for us to get the deposit back. Well needless to say the rental home was cleaner when I moved out than it was when moving in.She left it emasculate. She is now doing our new home. Honest Trustworthy Dependable Attention to Detail and White Glove Cleaned Professional 832-877-0596..Gail
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Housekeeping Services
Amount: $135.00 per cleaning
Posted by: DASHU in Honolulu, HI.Posted: February 24th, 2014 10:02AM
SQ Ft of Home: 1600Cleanings per month: 2
Firm: CPP Housekeeping Services LLC
Laurie was referred to me by my good friend. She came for an interview prior to set up a cleaning day. She has my home key and she came in according to the schedule set. Good thing about her is she emails/text me reminders. I like her cleanings, she does extras each time. She offers to change the bed sheets and at times she sweep my garage and front yard. She has so much energy and she knows cleaning. Her philosophy is to clean my house like how she wants her own house to be cleaned. When we were away, I hired her to pet sit my old dog. She makes my life much easier.
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