In today's day and age, when most households have at least two members who work outside of the home, it can be very trying to come home after a full day of work only to find that you've got more to do! To save time and stress, many people have opted to hire a cleaning company rather than do the extra work themselves. Because of this necessity, a good deal of money can be made with a cleaning business. If you're considering starting up your own cleaning business, you will want to keep a few things in mind before deciding on a cleaning business venture. The good news is that a private cleaning company is pretty easy to start up. You need a plan, some cleaning supplies, and transportation. The downside is that it has become a highly competitive business, so have an edge. Will you use only natural products? Do you specialize in heavy spring cleaning or would you rather do once a week residential? How willing arte you to do outside cleaning, as with a pressure washer? Having an edge will help you get the higher paying customers and the concrete bids.
First, figure out the basics – company name, company policies, and company services. The name of your cleaning business should be attention-grabbing but not too flashy; cute but to the point. You will want to make sure that it reflects your services – for example, if your company will be a window cleaning Specialty Company, you will want to include that in your name. When deciding on company policy and services, make sure that you don't over-or-under-do yourself. If you are interested in window or move-out specialty cleaning, decide on that. If you want a broader spectrum of services, make sure you keep this in mind when considering inventory. When actually cleaning, make sure you only do what you and the customer have agreed to on the work order.
Remember that, as a housekeeper, you are entitled to sole proprietor status in terms of taxes and tax write-offs. Everything that you buy and every payment that you make in regards to your business may be written off on your taxes, so you save money yearly. Also make sure to get insurance if you want to stand out among the substantial amount of housekeepers working today. Being able to advertise that you are insured and/or bonded can mean the difference between getting the long term contracts, and the bigger ones, such as office buildings. Remember, fewer and higher paying cleaning contracts will save hundreds on the cost of gas to get you around town, a real consideration in today's economy.
An untapped source of revenue is construction cleaning. These companies go in after all construction has been finished and clean the house or building before it goes on the market. It's heavy work sometimes, with all of the dust that accumulates during construction, but the upside is that the houses are empty-you don't have to worry about accidentally breaking that antique vase or run the risk of an angry teenager not wanting you in their room.