Are Home Cleaning Services Necessary? | Anyclean

updated: 19/11/2023


With prices of everything on the rise and income levels failing to keep up with the increase, people start to think of cost cutting measures to reduce the strain on their domestic budgets. One item that is frequently considered is the cost of home cleaning services. After all, the common argument goes, there is nothing high tech about it and one can easily spare a few hours a week to keep the house looking good. Why spend all that money that could be used for more essential expenditure? This argument is fallacious. While cleaning the house is not a high tech operation, it does require some specialized knowledge and skills. Keeping the house clean is essential. And surely there are more important things, perhaps even revenue generating things, you could be doing it the time you propose to devote to house work.

Think about all these things when evaluating the need for home cleaning services. Cleaning the house often requires special tools – mops, sponges, brushes etc. and special materials, cleaning chemicals that you may not have. Buying them for occasional use may not make economic sense. Also, using the cleaning chemicals properly requires some expertise to ensure that these chemicals do not do any damage to your furnishings. Are you sure you want to get into this and that you are competent to use the cleaning chemicals?

The world is moving fast enough as it is. You need a home to relax in. If each time you enter it you are plagued by thoughts of the cleaning that is either pending or is due to be done, how much relaxation will there be for you in your home? And of course, doing the actual cleaning yourself rather than getting the home cleaning services do it for you can be physically exhausting.

Then there is the question of time. You may save money by not using home cleaning services but what is the value of the time you will be spending on house cleaning? Does it really make sense to use your time on house cleaning? Could it not be put to better use?

And even if you feel that you have the time, what happens to your rest and relaxation? Remember, it is the rest and relaxation that keeps you in peak condition for your work periods and letting the relaxation time suffer can affect the quality of the work you do.

So maybe using home cleaning services is not just a luxury. Perhaps, if you need to cut expenses, there are other areas you can economize on that will not have such far reaching consequences on your life as cutting back on home cleaning services will have.

About the author 

Nick Vassilev

Nick blogs about cleaning. He is a cleaning expert with more than 25 years of experience. He is also an NCCA-certified carpet cleaner. Founder and CEO of Anyclean.