Cleaning Services &
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Hiring a professional Maid Service in Minneapolis can be very affordable.
✓ 1 Bedroom & 1 Bathroom Apartment - $119.00
✓ 2 Bedroom & 2 Bathroom Apartment - $149.00
✓ 3 Bedroom & 2 Bathroom Apartment - $159.00
✓ 1750 Square Foot Home - $179.00
✓ 2000 Square Foot Home - $209.00
✓ 2250 Square Foot Home - $239.00
✓ 2500 Square Foot Home - $269.00
✓ 2750 Square Foot Home - $299.00
✓ 3000 Square Foot Home - $329.00
*Prices are for standard cleaning only. Additional services such as cleaning inside fridge, inside oven etc are priced separately and serviced upon request
The average price nationwide for cleaning service is $152.00 per visit. This price can sometimes be lowered by signing a contract for regular service. More visits often will lower the cost per visit by $5.00 or $10.00. On a first-time visit, a cleaning service may charge by the square foot. This helps them get an idea of how long it will take to clean your house and to get an idea of what requires special attention (high ceiling fans, antiques, etc.). For the typical home, this comes out to around $130.00.
Cleaning services in Minneapolis also are available on a one-time basis. You might consider this service for a move-in or move-out cleaning, or you might need help cleaning up before or after a holiday party. This can cost around $200.00 to $300.00.
Sometimes you can hire a service to do a particular task or group of tasks. Perhaps you don’t need your entire house cleaned; maybe you just have a bathroom that’s gotten out of control or a living room that looks like a hurricane has blown through. Here are some average costs for individual tasks you might have a cleaning service handle.
Typically, a maid service provides a basic cleaning. These are the ongoing tasks that get done on a routine basis. This normally includes:
Tubs and showers
Maids may charge extra for some services, especially if they involve hard-to-reach areas or require special cleaning methods or solutions. For example, some antiques may be harmed if modern cleaning chemicals are used on them. They may require certain organic mixtures to avoid damaging wood or designs. High shelves or fixtures suspended from cathedral-type ceilings may also cost extra. Cleaning the insides of appliance can also cost extra.
We service the following zip codes in Minneapolis, MN
55401, 55402, 55403, 55404, 55405, 55406, 55407, 55408, 55409, 55410, 55411, 55412, 55413, 55414, 55415, 55416, 55417, 55418, 55419, 55421, 55423, 55430, 55450, 55454, 55455
We service the following zip codes in Saint Paul, MN
55101, 55102, 55103, 55104, 55105, 55106, 55107, 55108, 55113, 55114, 55116, 55117, 55118, 55119, 55130, 55155
What kind of condition is this?
How soon do I need the cleaning service?
What type of cleaning is needed?
For recurring services, how often does your home need to be cleaned?
What is the square footage of the house that needs cleaning?
Whatever schedule you use for hiring a maid service, the less time they spend cleaning your home the lower your cost will generally be. It may not make sense to you to hire a maid service and then spend your time cleaning your house so they don’t have to work so hard, but there are little things you can do that don’t take much time but can save you a bit of money.
Remember that the cleaners are there to focus on doing a thorough cleaning job. This means that you can take a few moments to wipe down a surface and make it “basically clean”.
Cleaning up spills and doing the dishes means that the maid will spend less time getting your countertops sparkling clean.
Pick up any and all clutter. While this can be a major chore if you have small children, you can still teach them early to put away things they’ve brought out. Many cleaning services won’t pick up clutter because they don’t want to be held responsible for broken or missing items. By keeping it picked up, they won’t have to wait for you to do it.
Sweeping takes less time than you think. Especially if you live in a high dust area like California’s Central Valley, dust from outside can coat your floor in an almost undetectable layer until you try to mop. Routine sweeping takes a few moments and ensures that mopping takes less time.
Have everyone make their beds and throw dirty clothes into the hamper.
Do a quick wipe-down of your bathroom once a week including the tub, tiles, and shower. This keeps mildew and soap scum from building up so easily, which means the cleaning service will spend less time sanitizing your bathroom.
The key to making your Minneapolis House Cleaner work is to not worry about getting it perfectly clean. Leave that to the professionals. They can also handle the harder areas. In fact, less time working on the easier places gives them more time to focus on harder areas to clean. They can also dedicate more time to getting those easily-forgotten places:
Ceiling corners (a haven for cobwebs)
Behind the toilet
Behind major appliances (Some stoves are installed in a nook that has a two-inch or so ledge against the backsplash. This keeps the stove from being shoved up against the wall, but it’s also a place for grease and dust to collect. Also, dust collecting on your refrigerator’s coils can make it run less efficiently and overheat the compressor.)
Tops of cabinets and tall furniture
House Cleaning For Families
As a company, we believe that having a clean home is equally important as being environmentally responsible. This is why we are fully committed in using eco-friendly cleaning products that will leave your home looking pristine while keeping the Earth safe.
Method cleaning product is designed to green clean your home with style. Derived from natural products, it is non-toxic, biodegradable and the company considers carbon footprint through entire manufacturing chain.
Mrs. Meyer's Clean Day is made from essential oils and other plan-derived ingredients. It is aroma-therapeutic and will leave your home smelling wonderfully clean
Nobody likes to clean – that’s why we do it for you! But we know cleaning services aren’t free. You made a calculated decision to hire a cleaning service to improve the health and productivity of your workplace. So, we want to make sure you get a great return on your investment.
Here’s how you can get the most out of your Minneapolis cleaning service, and your hard-earned money, in 2018:
Don’t clean before the cleaners arrive. Trust us, we’ve seen worse, and cleaning is what you hired us to do. There’s no need to clean up to impress us.
Do tidy up your space before the cleaners get there. You are paying for us to clean, not to put away clutter. That’s money wasted if we have to spend time moving things around or can’t get to a spot that needs to be cleaned.
If you want a particular area to be given special attention, make it easier for us! Be sure to point out the spot and move any large furniture that might be in the way before we arrive. This will save our time and your money – everyone wins!
Inform your cleaning service of any special instructions before they get there. Got office allergies? Do certain areas require specific cleaning products or guidelines? Cleaners aren’t mind readers. Let them know what you want and they will be happy to accommodate your request.
If you’re starting a new service, have someone there for the first cleaning, especially if there are specific instructions to be explained. It’s better to explain things face to face rather than through a note that can be misunderstood, forgotten, or not even noticed at all.
Warn your regular cleaners of what to expect if there is a particularly daunting mess to clean up. Surprises can be fun, but not this kind, and nobody likes to be unprepared for a stinky, sticky mess without the proper cleaning products. If we aren’t prepared, we can’t clean your space as thoroughly as possible.
Remember to thank your cleaners. A little gratitude goes a long way. After all, your cleaning service is an integral part of keeping a healthy, well-running workplace. Keep your cleaners feeling appreciated and you’ll be sure to always find your workspace nice and clean. We all like some credit for our hard work, right?
We’ve been in the cleaning business long enough to know that hiring a cleaning service isn’t for everyone. Some people like to do it themselves. Some people aren’t comfortable having someone else clean their bathrooms (although these folks are in the minority—most people would LOVE to give up that job). And some people think it’s an expense they should best do without.
The many people who decide to use a cleaning service, do so for the opposite reasons. They hire a maids service because they hate to clean (especially bathrooms). They use a cleaning team because they don’t have the time or energy to tackle necessary housework on top of their busy lives. They choose the bi-weekly or monthly expense because of the value it offers them; it gives them the ability to focus on their other commitments that can’t be outsourced.
For those that decide to use a cleaning service, choosing the right one is a thoughtful and personal process and one that usually includes these five tips.
Ask the right questions Most reputable cleaning services will offer a free estimate of services over the phone or in person. Before you get to this point, use the initial phone call to ask them the questions that are important to you. Things like the number of people on the cleaning team, the length of time required per housecleaning, the type of products used, their license and insurance information—all of this information is important not only in making sure you are comfortable with the company, but also to outline your expectations for the services provided.
Stick with the professionals We don’t just say this because we’re the professionals. Using a cleaning company that is bonded, insured, dedicated to quality service, and held to those standards is beneficial for a number of reasons, including a personalized cleaning plan, an always-available team, consistent quality standards, thorough yet efficient cleaning, and a trusted reputation.
Be honest about what you need When doing the initial walk through, many people make the mistake of cleaning their homes before The Maids gets there. Commit to your “normal” so that the cleaning team knows exactly what to expect every time they walk in, and they can budget their time and staffs accordingly. (This also lets you get the full-service treatment you want in a cleaning service. You don’t want to have to get into the habit of always cleaning before they come because that kind of defeats the purpose).
Reviews. Ask cleaning companies to provide you with past client reviews who can vouch for the quality of their service. Many keep Written recommendations from their clients on file.
Experience and training. Experience is critical, but it's far better when backed by specific and ongoing training. Ask for information about the training staff cleaners receive, who trains them, and how often their training is refreshed and updated.
Certifications. Cleaning Industry Management Standard (CIVlS), Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) compliant, and ClMS Green Building -- these are all things that are going to protect you and your company and, in some cases, save you substantial money. Ask for a list of all certifications related to your business.
Insurance. Make sure any commercial cleaning company you consider is fully insured for the safety and security of you, your company and your facility.
Availability. Ask your cleaner about blackout times in their schedule. Do they have any? What is their policy on emergency requests or issues that arise outside of regular business hours? Get real-life examples of how they've come through for specific clients.
Accountability. Find out how the cleaner Will measure and track their success on your job site. How will you provide feedback and what will they do with it? is there a formal complaint procedure? Can they provide you with tracking tools?
Green cleaning. Green used to be the next big thing, but now it's solidly today's big thing, and it's definitely here to stay. Find out what green cleaning products, processes, and certifications the cleaner has-and whether they can help your business get the kinds of green certifications that will help meet your environmental goals.
Customizable plans and programs. Don't get cornered into a cleaning program that provides too much or not quite enough for your facility. Ask the cleaner if they offer any add-on services that could streamline your processes and improve your bottom line.
Safety. Make sure any company you Work with is compliant with OSHA laws, provides uniforms and/or badges to make their staff easily recognizable, has established processes and procedures for protecting confidential records and keeping doors locked, and will otherwise keep your staff, facility, clients, and cleaning personnel as safe as possible.
Supplies and equipment. Ask about the products and equipment the cleaning company uses. Are they environmentally friendly? Do they buy local? What's the quality of their products and equipment? How much are they spending on supplies, and do they actively look for ways to save?
The people factor. Ask to meet the person who will be managing your account. Find out what procedures are in place for replacing cleaning personnel that aren't getting the job done or otherwise aren't a fit for your facility.
1. A house cleaner forces us to keep it together.
We don't have a housekeeper, someone who does it all, right down to folding and putting away all the socks. As lovely as it sounds, paying someone to take care of us full-time is out of our price range for sure.
What we do pay for is cleaning the tough stuff. And that means that the night before Melissa comes, the house has to be tidy, with everything in its place, so nothing stands in the way of things that need a good cleaning.
If she wasn't coming, who knows how messy it would get? Me! I do! It would get very, very messy.
2. It's easier to get the family involved.
I have three sons, one husband, and a dog in the house, and, without Melissa, it's highly likely that most of the cleaning or the nagging would fall to me. Melissa makes it easier for us to share responsibility equally. I still have to nag a little, but I'm just asking people to clean up after themselves, and it's hard to argue with that. (And before you jump on my kids: They're actually good about cleaning, but they're kids, and they don't like doing it any more than the rest of us do, so I have to nag. The husband, on the other hand, you may feel free to shame a little bit.)
3. I get to spend more time on household tasks I enjoy, like cooking and ironing
Cooking is more fun than mopping, ironing is more fun than making a bed, and organizing a cabinet is more fun than vacuuming — at least for me. Paying Melissa to do the things I enjoy least makes the time I spend doing the other things more pleasant. (And, yes, I do like to iron. Or at least I don't hate it. I usually watch a movie or catch up on my Real Housewives, who incidentally never iron, while ironing on a Friday night. I'm fun!)
4. We don't have to make decisions about cleaning supplies
I never know what to get in the cleaning aisle. Well, that's not totally true. I reach for the brands my parents used, like Pledge, Windex, Bon Ami, and Soft Scrub. But then I worry that I should buy more natural versions. But then they don't work. And I learn that some of those old-school brands are pretty close to the all-natural ones. Or I buy some tile cleaner, but it runs out and I forget to replace it until the toilet overflows and we need it right that second.
Melissa brings all her own supplies, they seem to work well, and they smell fine. Although we obviously keep cleaning supplies for the days in between, they don't run out very quickly and I'm rarely left without. Hooray!
5. Monday feels like a fresh start
Before Melissa, Alice cleaned our house. She came on Wednesdays, because a mid-week clean seemed like a nice idea and my parents had a house cleaner on Wednesdays.
But Monday is so much better! Coming home to a clean house and cooking something I love, then sitting around the table talking about the week ahead makes me happy. It feels like an extension of a relaxing weekend. No matter what happened last week, no matter how busy the weekend was, Monday is a new day. Coming home to a little sparkle and a fresh smell and sitting down at a clean table helps me look forward to the rest of the week.
6. We really appreciate what we have
I know, I know — but stick with me. There are times when Melissa can't make it; either she's sick, or on vacation, or doing any of the other things that make us miss work every now and then. In her absence, our home is a lot harder to maintain, and we know it. I've spent a lot of time talking to the kids about how lucky we are to be able to pay someone to clean, and how important it is to pay fairly. It's a hard job, one worth paying for.
Clean Homes Happy Families
A housekeeping service may be worth it if it can help prevent self-induced stress.
If you've ever wondered if you should hire a cleaning service, the answer is almost a no-brainer. Of course you should. Who wouldn't want to have someone come in and clean their house or apartment?
But cleaning services aren't cheap. Angie's List members pay between $120 to $150 for biweekly house cleanings, according to company data. The average cost, per HomeAdvisor.com, is $151. RedBeacon.com, another site that helps people find home-improvement professionals, puts the average cost at $121. Care.com suggests around $100 to $175 per cleaning. What you pay, of course, depends on how many rooms you're asking a cleaning service to tackle.
So, again, it's more than obvious that a cleaning crew would be nice to have, but should you get one? Is it worth the money? Here are some reasons to consider enlisting professional help to clean up your life.
It may reduce stress brought on by your family. Maybe your spouse is a neat freak, always complaining about your slovenly ways. Or maybe your in-laws often visit, and you think a cleaning service might curb the catty remarks.
Meghann Timmins, a 24-year-old public relations professional in Atlanta, hired a cleaning service for family-related reasons.
Six months ago, her parents were coming for a visit, and while she was happy to have them over, she began to fret; she'd been away for a weekend and had been busy with work.
"I desperately needed someone to come clean according to their impossible standards," says Timmins, who found a cheap but effective service through an app called Handy.
The cleaning crew charged $85 to clean her two-bedroom town house, and since Timmins and her roommate were splitting the cost, they decided it was definitely worth it to keep the cleaners coming every four weeks.
"They take the time to clean things that I don't have to touch and that my other roommate doesn't think about. It is absolutely worth the money and saves us so much time," Timmins says.
It may reduce self-induced stress. Maybe your family isn't giving you grief for your messy house. Maybe you're the one berating yourself.
Graeme Seabrook, a vacation rental manager in Charleston, South Carolina, says she hired a cleaning service after her second child, a daughter, was born.
"My time is worth more to me than the cost of the service. I also had dealt with postpartum depression and anxiety after my son was born, and we were looking for ways to make the transition to a family of four as smooth as possible," says Seabrook, who now blogs about maternal mental health.
For her, the $125 she spends every other week is worth it. "The time I spent cleaning, feeling guilty about not cleaning, worrying about how bad my house looked and stressing about how we would get it all done – I have all of that time back now," Seabrook says.
You hate cleaning. Few people would likely choose vacuuming over going to the beach, but some people claim to at least enjoy certain tasks like folding laundry while watching TV or vacuuming while daydreaming. But others can't fool themselves into thinking cleaning is anything but a grind.
Dana Todd, an executive in Chicago, seems to be somewhere in the middle of indifference and despising it.
"I hate housework," Todd says. "I don't mind keeping the house tidy, but for scrubbing and doing detail work, it would literally take me a full day because I'm inefficient at it."
You would lose money by cleaning. Todd has done the math, and she feels that she comes out ahead financially by paying for a house cleaner.
"Back when I was just starting out in the workforce, one of my female peers explained the concept of opportunity cost with respect to hiring a cleaner versus doing it myself. She asked me to do a simple calculation of how much time it would take me, and my hourly rate based on my salary versus the cost of hiring a professional," Todd says.
In other words, let's say you make $100 an hour. If it would take you five hours to clean your house, you are, in a sense, spending $500 when you clean your home. Instead, you could spend $150 for a two-person cleaning crew to do the same work, or even better work, in two hours.
But if you make $10 an hour, and it takes you five hours to clean your home, you are, in a sense, spending only $50 to clean your home for five hours, and you may decide spending $150 on a cleaning service simply isn't a good deal – even if you're just as time-starved as the person making $100 an hour.
You aren't a complete slob. It sounds counterintuitive, but for a cleaning service to work well, and for you to get the most out of your money, you have to at least be making an effort to be clean.
Now, if you completely channel your inner Oscar Madison, you risk undermining the cleaning service you're paying. But many cleaning services ask clients to do some pre-cleaning before they get there. That may sound crazy, but it makes sense. If you leave a bunch of clutter on the floor, either your cleaning crew won't vacuum or mop your floor or they'll pick it all up, which takes time – time you're paying for.
Another way to look at it: If you're spending $150 to have several rooms, or all of the rooms, in your house scrubbed, dusted and vacuumed, you probably don't want, say, a third of the time being spent on your dirty dishes.
Of course, you can undermine your cleaning service in other ways that make it less cost-effective. Amy Bates, who owns a Merry Maids franchise in Tulsa, Oklahoma, and writes a cleaning blog, DontLookUnderTheRug.com, has seen her share of rookie mistakes.
For instance, if you have an aggressive pet who likes to chase the cleaning crew around, consider having the crew come on grooming day, Bates suggests.
And you certainly want to tell your cleaning service what your priorities are or any pet peeves you have. "If you never want water on your wood floors, you should communicate that," Bates says.
If you've ever debated hiring a housekeeper, you might have come up with a list of reasons why you shouldn't: it's a luxury you can't afford or it's a sign of laziness. But have you ever thought about why you should?
Outsourcing your house cleaning is a way to manage your time more efficiently and it can be affordable, even for those on a tight budget.
Whether you're busy with a family and career, or just want some occasional help around the house, getting a cleaning service is not only practical, it be a lifesaver. Here are some valid reasons you may need to hire some help.
You Work Full Time
After a busy 9-5, using your time off from work to clean the house depletes your energy and limits your availability to enjoy other activities. You might not need a daily housekeeper, but having someone clean once or twice a month will give you more time to do the things you enjoy or need get done.
Jennifer Thomas, a clinical psychologist and single mom from Minneapolis, Minn. says that without the help of her housekeeper, she would get less done and get much less sleep: "I have a housekeeper to free up my limited time to do important activities with my son and also take care of myself: doing yoga, walking outside, reading and spending time with friends and family."
You Have a Busy Family Life
It's hard to find time or energy for family outings and date nights when you spend your time cleaning, cooking and taking care of your children. If your schedule is already overwhelming, keeping the house in order becomes a daunting task that can take a toll on your marriage, as well as your health.
Author Melanie Bowden from Davis, Calif., has her hands full between writing, teaching and being a mother of two. Housework was the main issue she and her husband fought over. "I felt very frazzled when I had to keep up with all of the cleaning without outside help and I grew resentful toward my husband that he wasn't doing more," she says. Hiring a housekeeper not only lowered her stress level, but also kept her marriage intact. "I just love coming home to a clean house on those days -- particularly when the bed sheets have been changed -- that's my favorite part," she adds. According to Bowden, having a housekeeper is a valuable time-management tool that everyone should consider.
You Enjoy Entertaining
Whether you're putting on a large event or just having company over, you don't need to add cleaning to your to-do list. Save your time -- and your energy -- for the party by hiring someone to clean your home before and after the event. Even if you're just having people over for dinner or to spend the weekend, knowing your housecleaning is taken care of takes the load off of you, and leaves you time to prepare for their arrival and enjoy the visit.
You Don't Know How to Clean
Remember all those times your mom tried to teach you how to clean? Good. Now, do you remember anything she actually said? We didn't think so. Cleaning isn't as easy as just turning on a vacuum. There are tips and tricks you learn with time or experience. Don't know how to clean your home? Hire a housekeeper to show you. She can clean it a few times and demonstrate the best methods. But be careful; you may like just having her do it -- and that's okay too!
You Don't Like Cleaning
Who does? But some people are better at it than others. Just because cleaning isn't your forte, doesn't mean you're lazy. Why waste your time and efforts doing something you're not good at, when you can have someone else do it? If cleaning takes you hours and you hate every minute of it, hire a housekeeper and devote that time to something more productive. If hiring someone to clean weekly strains your budget, find someone to deep clean once a month. That way, you'll be better equipped to keep the house tidy the rest of the time on your own.
You Have Elderly Family
You might not want or need someone to clean your own home, but your aging parents or other relatives might need help. As people get older, it becomes harder to take care of daily chores and housekeeping tasks. A disorderly home is a health hazard for the elderly. A cluttered floor can cause them to fall and eating from dirty dishes can make them ill.
Barbara Berta of Colorado Springs, Colo., hired a housekeeper to tidy her father's apartment once a week. "My dad had diabetes, so between his illness and his age, it was hard for him to keep his home as clean as he would have liked," she says. "I already had my hands full with chores around my own home, so the housekeeper was a huge help when it came to making sure my dad had a comfortable and clean living space."
You Have a New Baby
A new baby in the house means lots of extra cleaning and laundry -- more than exhausted new parents may be able to handle. A housekeeper can help pick up the slack while you get used to your new routine. Family or friends want to pitch in and get you a gift? Instead of flowers, suggest they chip in for a housekeeper to help you out for a few weeks.
You Deserve a Treat
Sometimes you just need a break. Manicures and massages are great, but you can also pamper yourself by hiring someone to clean every once in a while. It's a nice luxury that will give you some extra time to yourself. Go ahead, you've earned it!
It's also smart to really think about what day is best for your cleaning service to come over.
"A lot of people like cleaning services to come on Fridays, but for me, I like Mondays," Bates says. "There are a million children at my home every weekend, and if I can start the week with a clean house, that's a game-changer. But if I have someone come on a Friday, and the kids make it a mess over the weekend, by Monday, I might feel that's a waste of money."
And how you feel about the money is really the best way to tell if the cleaning service was worth it, just about anyone who has ever used a cleaning service will tell you. If within hours or days, you regret spending the money (and especially if that's how you feel after the second and third time), a cleaning service isn't for you. But it's probably money well spent if not only your house is clear of cobwebs, but your mind is, too.
Today, most families keep very hectic schedules. Work, school, classes and sports all take up all the precious hours of the day and the week. Often house cleaning takes a backseat to more enjoyable activities, and that’s a good thing for most families. If you find that you have less and less time for housekeeping, consider the benefit of hiring professional house cleaners to take care of these tasks.
1 – Cleaning Done on the Schedule You Want
Hiring professional cleaners allows you to set the schedule you want to have your home cleaned on a regular basis. You won’t have to wait to “get around” to doing these chores yourself. Just tell the cleaners what you want done, and it will be taken care of, quickly and correctly.
2 – Professional Cleaners Have the Experience To Do It Right
One of the biggest benefits of having professional cleaners caring for your home is their ability to use the best products and techniques to get the job done right. You don’t have to purchase a wide range of products that may or may not do a good job. Professional cleaners know what works and will provide the right products for your home’s needs.
3 – More Time To Do What You Want
If you want more time to spend with family, having professional cleaners for your home will allow you to enjoy experiences and make new memories. If you want a little time for your own pursuits, having professional cleaners will free up the time you need to spend on hobbies, classes, educational pursuits or volunteering.
4 – Less Fatigue
If you are like most families today, keeping up with the demands of work and children keep you exhausted. Professional cleaners will allow you to get a little more rest so you can enjoy your time off with family and friends, instead of spending your energy on housekeeping chores.
5 – Consistent Results
Professional house cleaners will ensure that your home is sparkling clean, week after week, regardless of the other events that are going on in your life. Your home will be cleaned consistently and will be ready for company, unscheduled guests or other spur-of-the-moment activities, regardless of how busy the rest of your life is.
6 - For Move-in/Out Cleanings or Real Estate Cleaning you will receive a professionally cleaned inside refrigerator/freezer, oven cleaning and window cleaning for your rental property or selling property. Also, for these types of cleanings we clean inside all cabinets and drawers and inside closets.
Make sure you have all the supplies and equipment needed before you start.
all purpose cleaner
stainless steel cleaner
micro fiber mops
micro fiber pads
supply caddy (home depot or Target has some nice caddy's)
cleaning cloths (terry and micro fiber cloths)
Start at the top of the home and work your way down. This cleaning routine is for a one person cleaner just starting out. Of course the routine changes with more cleaners. When you have more cleaners in the home each person is responsible for different tasks.
Empty all trash and replace trash bags
Pick up/straighten/make beds if needed
Remove cobwebs, dust baseboards
Dust ceiling fans
Clean window sills and wipe down doors
Dust all furniture including bottoms and sides
Clean all glass surfaces including smudges on windows
Clean and disinfect bathrooms (dust light bulbs and wipe down cabinets)
Sweep, Vacuum, Mop all floors
Clean kitchen (including inside microwave, top of refrigerator)
Wipe down kitchen cabinet facings
Polish all glass surfaces and stainless steel in kitchen
For initial cleanings, include all the above plus the following:
Wet wash all baseboards and doors
Clean all light fixtures
Clean all wall hangings
Clean all knickknacks
Remove books from book shelves and clean
Add on Services These services can be added on to your regular cleaning on an as needed basis for an extra fee:
Pet Friendly Cleaning Service
Minneapolis House Cleaning Services has been providing local residents with flexible and reliable residential cleaning services since 1981. We’ve cleaned hundreds of homes a week for nearly three decades! By now, we’ve perfected our formula for great cleaning services.
We know that you’re an individual with circumstances that are entirely unique to you. We help you identify what your needs are, and then we provide you with services that have been specially tailored just for you.↑ Back to Top
How do I know I can trust the people you send to my home?
We are very particular about who we hire.
Every house cleaner undergoes a rigorous screening process that includes extremely thorough criminal background checks. Additionally, all house cleaners are fully insured and bonded.
Our house cleaners are all given top-notch training to meet our demanding standards, and we regularly conduct quality inspection checks.
Trust is a vital component of our business. We pride ourselves on having earned the trust of hundreds and hundreds of customers throughout the many years of our company’s success.↑ Back to Top
Will I have any liability or need to pay any taxes if I hire a housekeeper?
No. Our goal as Minneapolis' highest rated cleaning service is to reduce the number of your responsibilities in life; certainly not add to them!
Most homeowners are unaware of the risks of hiring independent cleaners, who often pass the liability for work-related injuries and the responsibility of payroll taxes onto their clients.
As a professional, Karen’s Green Cleaning service, we are responsible for all elements of our staff’s employment, including payroll taxes and Workman’s Compensation in the event of an injury. The only thing you ever need to worry about is how we can best serve you.↑ Back to Top
How do I get started with my Sparkly Cleaning Services?
It’s as easy as giving us a call (612) 299-1918!
You can talk to our customer service concierge and get a free quote. We will provide you with a comprehensive list of our wide range of services, so that you may choose what you’d like us to do for you.
Together we will create a work order tailored to your specific requests, and you will be provided with a copy. This is not a contract, but merely another way to guarantee you our personalized, consistent and timely service.↑ Back to Top
How often should I have my home cleaned?
Our cleaning service offers regular house cleaning on a weekly, bi-weekly and monthly basis.
In addition, we are available for special one-time cleans. These include move-in/move-outs, deep cleans, new construction clean up, and occasional maintenance cleans for customers that just need a little extra help.
Our most popular visit is every two weeks, but we will schedule according to your needs.↑ Back to Top
Do I have to sign a contract with your cleaning company?
No. There are no contracts to sign. We are happy to earn your business each time we clean.↑ Back to Top
Do I have to be home when the cleaner comes?
You do not need to be home, although of course you’re welcome to be.
Many of our customers provide us with a key to their home and, when necessary, alarm codes. We keep your keys and access information extremely secure.↑ Back to Top
Will I always have the same house cleaner?
We want you to enjoy the kind of continuity in your service that allows you to never think twice about it. We make every effort to send the same cleaner to your home for each visit.
Our goal is to provide you with consistency no matter what; even if circumstances demand a staffing change. Every house cleaner is extensively trained to utilize the same efficient, effective cleaning techniques.
We begin our relationship with you by visiting your home and creating a customized work order for your needs, so that you can always count on receiving the same great, personalized service to which you’re accustomed.↑ Back to Top
What if something is my home gets damaged during cleaning services?
In the unfortunate event that a breakage occurs, we will promptly make every effort to have the item repaired or replaced. All house cleaner are fully insured to guarantee the safety of your possessions.↑ Back to Top
Do you guarantee your work as a professional cleaning service?
Absolutely. We have a 100% satisfaction guaranteed policy.
Our goal is to give you the best cleaning service possible each time. If something is not done to your satisfaction, call us within 24 hours and we will correct it for free, or give you a credit on your next clean.↑ Back to Top
How do I pay for my maid services?
Payment is due the day the service is performed. You may pay by credit card and we accept Visa, American Express or Mastercard.
All cleaning services require a credit card on file.↑ Back to Top
Do you offer gift certificates for house cleaning?
Yes we do! A House Cleaning Services makes a great gift, whether it’s for Mother’s Day, Valentine’s Day, a birthday or anniversary, or even to help a friend through a difficult time. Whatever the occasion, our gift certificates can be sent straight to the recipient or to you. Contact us for information.↑ Back to Top
Are you a pet-friendly cleaning service?
Pets are not a problem. We do need to be notified if you own pets, and we like to know their names. If you have any special requests regarding your pets, or there are any special circumstances we should be aware of, we will want this information to be included on your work order.↑ Back to Top
Should I tip my house cleaner?
Tips for our cleaners are neither expected nor required. Leaving them a simple note letting them know how well they did will mean a lot to them. Our cleaners want to know that their work met or exceeded your expectations. However, if you do wish to leave a tip, please place it on the kitchen counter.↑ Back to Top
What if my cleaning service appointment falls on a holiday?
If your scheduled cleaning falls on a holiday, we will contact you approximately one month in advance to reschedule. Our office observes the following holidays: New Year’s Day, Memorial Day, Independence Day, Labor Day, Thanksgiving and Christmas.↑ Back to Top
Can I hire one of your cleaning professionals directly?
Our house cleaner are not available for direct hire. A great deal of time and resources is put into hiring our staff.
Each house cleaner signs a contract with us agreeing not to solicit or accept direct employment from any of our customers for a period of two years from the date that cleaner last worked for Minneapolis House Cleaning Services LLC.