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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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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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The best cleaning service in the west valley az
Amount: $120.00 per cleaning
Posted by: Mary karry in 1500, AZ.Posted: October 1st, 2013 06:10PM
SQ Ft of Home: 1500Cleanings per month: 4
Firm: Jeannettes cleaning service
She was on time brought all the equipment got in places I never thought to clean. Bathrooms and kitchen shinned. She even vacuumed my couches in and out.. got all the window sills. She cleaned every thing so well. Now I have more time for me. She very friendly and trust worthly. One time she seen a water leek and called my plumber before it got worse and flooded my house out. She's a keeper. Call Jeannette at 623-523-2222
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Professional and Affordable House Cleaning
Amount: $200.00 per cleaning
Posted by: Ulanda in Pasadena, MD.Posted: September 28th, 2013 03:09PM
SQ Ft of Home: Cleanings per month: 2
Firm: Lisa\'s Cleaning Service
Very reliable, punctual, professional and dependable... Very Affordable! A must contact if you are in the Maryland area. 609-851-1200..
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Cleaning Outs & Organizing
Amount: $687.00 per cleaning
Posted by: Kristie M in Poughkeepsie, NY.Posted: August 20th, 2013 03:08PM
SQ Ft of Home: 1800Cleanings per month: one move out cleaning
Firm: JeanMarie Professional Cleaning & Organi
I have to say first "God Send" Jean Marie not only help by doing a fantastic cleaning where I got my FULL security back, *Plus* she organized my things that made moving easier and more efficient. I even hired her to unpack and organize my new place... My prior landlord has even hired her for his others properties.. Hire her, she is very professional and knows exactly what she is doing.
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House Cleaning
Amount: $250.00 per cleaning
Posted by: Lisanae Hall in Houston, TX.Posted: August 14th, 2013 09:08PM
SQ Ft of Home: 2500Cleanings per month: 2
Firm: Spotless Cleaning Biz
Spotless Cleaning Biz is a small company. Sheila deep cleaned my house excellent. She even cleaned things that was not on the list to clean. She is very trustworthy. I left the key for her to go in my house without even meeting her. Now she cleans my house bi-weekly. I never tell her what she have to do. She just clean my house like it is hers. What I really cold not believe is that she calls me back every time she clean to see that I am happy. I will always use her.
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So Happy I switched!
Amount: $110.00 per cleaning
Posted by: Maria Ruiz in Williamsburg, VA.Posted: July 12th, 2013 09:07AM
SQ Ft of Home: 2876Cleanings per month: 2
Firm: No Sweat Pet and Home Care
I received a post card in my newspaper box and I currently was not happy with the large franchise company that had been cleaning my home, they rushed thru my house, and were in and out in 1 hour. I called "No Sweat pet and Home Care and spoke with Sherri the Owner, she answered all my questions and was wonderful with my pets. Sometimes i am leary about the small local companies but I am glad I gave her a chance. Sherri and her employee were both very professional and went above and beyond what any cleaning company has ever done for me ( I have had many as I have moved a lot)I have vaulted ceilings in my home and she even got up on a 12 ft later to clean my lights. The price is by far more reasonable than other companies and they never rush, After she leaves there is not even a dog hair left behind. I highly recommend.
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OMG!! I LOVE THEM
Amount: $300.00 per cleaning
Posted by: enasense.d@Yahoo.com in Detroit, MI.Posted: July 7th, 2013 04:07PM
Firm: SPOTLESS TO THE"T"
DOWN RIGHT THE BEST CLEANING SERVICE..I USED THEM BIWEEKLY@ $150 PER VISIT..AND ITS IMMACULATE EVERYTIME
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THE BEST CLEANING I EVER HAD
Amount: $125.00 per cleaning
Posted by: Grace K in Wilmington, DE.Posted: June 11th, 2013 07:06AM
SQ Ft of Home: 1500Cleanings per month: 2
Firm: heavenscentcleaners2011@gmail.com
I have had trouble with cleaning services because they rush, there is always new faces and I am just never satisfied. I hired a girl off a social network who is just getting her business up and running(bonded, LLC). I have never been so satisfied, I recommend her every chance I get. She specializes in deep cleaning and the first clean was 200$ but she deep cleans every time, she gets the fridge, oven, baseboards, shampoos my carpets, makes her own "green" cleaning products that smell amazing. Shannon really cares about creating harmony in my home, she made me some natural air freshener with essential oils and she even does laundry for an extra 25$ using her own amazing laundry detergent, which she leaves for me. It is well worth every penny, I have paid more and gotten way less. She works with my budget, gives me a preferred customer discount and will even barter! She cleans for my mother and gives her a senior rate that she can afford. If you need any type of cleaning in DE email her!
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Awesome!!! recomend to everyone!!!
Amount: $120.00 per cleaning
Posted by: heatherann000 in Sugar Land/Angleton, TX.Posted: May 29th, 2013 08:05PM
Firm: The Cleaning Lady
She is amazing!!! Did an immaculate job on my house I will recommend her to everyone! She is very detail oriented and didn't miss a beat! She is efficient and trustworthy is the thing i liked best!!! Her prices are affordable and even the things she charges more for are very reasonable.. Give her a try!!! She is willing to travel to you!!!:) 713-294-0945 cfarquar89@gmail.com if no answer leave her a message!!! Or email her! She is quick to respond. And best part She is a one woman show! Don't have to worry about a bunch of people in your house!
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housecleaning
Amount: $120.00 per cleaning
Posted by: charityspence50@gmail.com in goodyear, AZ.Posted: April 26th, 2013 04:04PM
SQ Ft of Home: 1800Cleanings per month: 4
Firm: Contemporary Cleaners
They were very professional and always on time. Did an excellent job and have referred them out to family and friends. The initial first cleaning was 200 but they got places I never knew were there and each additional time was 120 per cleaning. Great rates and great attitude! There number is 602-359-5497
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amazon maid green llc
Amount: $90.00 per cleaning
Posted by: mr, souza in bethesda, MD.Posted: April 14th, 2013 03:04PM
SQ Ft of Home: 1400Cleanings per month: 2
Firm: yes
I have used several cleaning services in the past couple of years. Amazon Maid Green was by far the best. This husband and wife team did an excellent job cleaning every nook and cranny in my home, they used green cleaning products that smelled clean and fresh, and last but not least, the service was AFFORDABLE!
their phone numbers is 240-723 1337
www.amazonmaidgreen.com
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Great Job, Consistent, Professional
Amount: $120.00 per cleaning
Posted by: Joan Smith in Medway, MA.Posted: April 13th, 2013 02:04PM
SQ Ft of Home: 1200Cleanings per month: bi-weekly
Firm: Finn's Home Cleaning
Great job consistently, fair price and a pleasure to do business with. This is not a maid service (no dishes, laundry or windows). This a small cleaning company that does a great job and is detail oriented. We love this cleaning service and would highly recommend it.
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good cleaning
Amount: $125.00 per cleaning
Posted by: mrs.strickland in Marrero, LA.Posted: April 9th, 2013 11:04AM
SQ Ft of Home: 1100Cleanings per month: 2
Firm: yes
they are really good at everything they do your house always smell and look good sometimes she cook for us her gumbo is to died for .
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CHECK-MAID! Custom Cleaning Pros
Amount: $250.00 per cleaning
Posted by: JoJo's Nonni in Norwich, CT.Posted: April 8th, 2013 02:04AM
SQ Ft of Home: 1500-2000Cleanings per month: $125/ wk
Firm: CHECK-MAID! Custom Cleaning Pros
This is by far THE BEST cleaning svc Ive had. They use a checklist, so I decide what gets done each time (plus 1 'freebie' item/ wk.). They're a professional, friendly, dependable, on-time, high-quality cleaning svc... I HIGHLY recommend CHECK-MAID! 4 home/ office/ RV cleaning in SE CT!!
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Move out cleaning
Amount: $175.00 per cleaning
Posted by: Kelly King in Jacksonville, FL.Posted: March 26th, 2013 07:03PM
SQ Ft of Home: 1200Cleanings per month: 1
Firm: G&G Inc
I was moving out so I hired G&G to clean up after I removed my property and they did a great job!! Behind the fridge, under the stove, windows and blinds... they even got behind the dryer!I got my deposit back and completely satisfied!
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Amazing Cleaning
Amount: $110.00 per cleaning
Posted by: Angelica Cerdas in Short Hills, NJ.Posted: March 26th, 2013 12:03PM
SQ Ft of Home: 1850Cleanings per month: 4
Firm: Top Notch HMS
Susan is friendly, honest and hard working. She does an amazing job every week. My son has severe allergies and many things need to be taken into consideration. Susan always pays careful attention and is diligent in her efforts. I will recommend her to all friends and family.
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Deep cleaning carebear\'s cleaning
Amount: $125.00 per cleaning
Posted by: Honeygirl in Pgh, PA.Posted: March 11th, 2013 07:03PM
Firm: Carebearlane1@yahoo.com
By far I have had the best services through carebear's cleaning in pgh pa they have done an outstanding job with my home for many years and continuing with her growing buisness thank you Carrie
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Sparking blue janitorial
Amount: $459.00 per cleaning
Posted by: Jason jones in Sioux city, IA.Posted: February 27th, 2013 10:02PM
I hired them to do a move out and they cleaned it so good it looked new. They even cleaned the carpet. They charged me 450 to do a 3move bed room including carpet. I would recommend them to anybody. Sioux city Iowa.7126355990
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Outstanding service. Gal didn\\\\\\\'t miss a beat. Definatetly will refer friends & family.
Amount: $600.00 per cleaning
Posted by: Eloise_P in Fallbrook, CA.Posted: February 20th, 2013 02:02PM
SQ Ft of Home: 1800Cleanings per month: 1
Firm: Simons Cleaning Service
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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Great New business
Amount: $80.00 per cleaning
Posted by: Mrs. Bagdonas in South plainfield, NJ.Posted: January 25th, 2013 03:01PM
Firm: GIRLS AGAINST GRIME
These girls are fantastic. Hardworking honest and trustworty. They are 2 sisters who are just pleasant fun and respetful and hardworking. Girls Against Grime rn908 568 3700 or 908 361. 9999
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House Cleaning
Amount: $500.00 per cleaning
Posted by: Mary Dunn in Evansville, IN.Posted: January 23rd, 2013 06:01PM
SQ Ft of Home: 1200Cleanings per month: 1
Firm: Clean Smart LLC
Husband & wife team. 22 yrs. experience. Cleaned whole house perfectly.(I rent it out) and even refurbished old worn out wood floors in livingroom, hall like it was refinished. Oven & fridge were like showroom new! Excellent service and I use them every time I have a move-out. 5 star rating for them! Their # is: 812-604-4375.
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Detailed cleaning Service
Amount: $200.00 per cleaning
Posted by: a user in Chandler, AZ.Posted: January 23rd, 2013 10:01AM
SQ Ft of Home: 4500Cleanings per month: 2
They are really good and thorough! They show up on time with a smile and so polite. I have them come bi-weekly and they know what to do everytime. They also do pretty designs with my toliet paper, sounds silly but it just the little things that stand out.
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House cleaning
Amount: $150.00 per cleaning
Posted by: MaggieTX in League City, TX.Posted: January 18th, 2013 12:01PM
SQ Ft of Home: 3200Cleanings per month: 2
Firm: Marilyn
We have used different services before we settled for a small family owned service because of the attention to detail, reliability and personal touches to the house on each visit. The lady who cleans our home is thorough, careful and the best we have had. She brings her own supplies also. The rates in our area could go from $25 to $40 an hour and usually do not include laundry, windows, fridge or blinds. Those are usually extras and we are glad to pay for them as needed. You may find lower rates from other services, but buyer beware! They are subcontractors that bring in illegals and if something breaks or disappears you never see them again.
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housecleaning
Amount: $60.00 per cleaning
Posted by: dukemom in church hii, TN.Posted: December 20th, 2012 12:12PM
Firm: cleaning divas
Trustworthy moms do a great job..efficient.
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R & D Cleaning Services
Amount: $120.00 per cleaning
Posted by: Missy17976 in Shenandoah, PA.Posted: November 7th, 2012 09:11AM
SQ Ft of Home: 2100Cleanings per month: 2
Firm: R & D Cleaning Services
These people are not like other cleaning services. First, MUCH cheaper than the others I called. Second, SO down to earth and friendly! Third, Professional and Thorough!! I had another service clean for me last year and those ppl were rude and left dirt behind and made me feel like I got robbed after I paid the bill... NOT THE CASE with R&D. They did a wonderful job, they were so nice and when it was time to do their job, they exceeded my expectations, seriously.
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Only $.07 ft !!!
Amount: $105.00 per cleaning
Posted by: Margot Sotmal in Stockton, CA.Posted: November 5th, 2012 10:11PM
SQ Ft of Home: 1500Cleanings per month: 2
Firm: Serranos Cleaning services
They are very hard cleaning ...
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