No one wants to sit in a dusty, disorganized house, but keeping things neat and tidy can require a lot of work — particularly if you’re getting older. Seniors living on their own may no longer have the energy, physical ability, or interest in keeping up with all the work that goes into housekeeping. Fortunately, there are some low cost house cleaning services for seniors that are both good and affordable.
Still, finding s company you can trust and afford might be challenging if you don’t know where to look. So, here are Savetastic’s picks for keeping your home squeaky clean while fitting that senior’s budget. Quick links are down below.
One of the best places to begin your search is Care.com. The website is known for connecting families with babysitters, but it can also help you find local senior care and housekeeping.
All you have to do is provide your location and Care.com will show you a list of housekeeping services in your area. Each result comes with the cleaner’s name, their rate, their years of experience and a short resume so you can learn more about their background in the field. Plus, Care.com allows users to rate and review their housekeeper, so you can see how satisfied previous clients have been.
A quick glimpse of the results page shows that most cleaners on the site charge between $20 and $30 an hour.
Like Care.com, Yelp is an excellent resource for finding the best local businesses. Simply type “housekeeping” and your zip code on the top of the page, and you’ll find pages of local businesses, with reviews and photos of their work.
Yelp can also help you get a quote from a local housekeeper with the simple click of a button, so you can easily compare prices between local competitors. You can even filter your search based on price, as well as by specific cleaning needs, like carpet cleaning, laundry service, or home organization.
While most housekeeping services are regional, there are a handful of national franchises. Take Molly Maids, a brand that employs contract cleaners in 450 locations across the United States. Since Molly Maids has a national reputation to uphold, you can expect them to be honest while providing satisfactory service.
And, according to the stats, the vast majority of customers have received just that. Their website claims, “Last year, we performed 1.7 million cleaning services, 90 percent of which were for repeat customers.”
When visiting their website, provide your zip code to find the Molly Maids affiliate closest to you. You can book online or call for an appointment, and expect a housekeeper in a Molly Maids uniform to arrive promptly. The company also provides a 24-hour satisfaction guarantee, which means you can get your money back within a day of your housekeeping if the job is not up to your standards.
Another national cleaning service, Merry Maids operates franchises in almost every state, plus the District of Columbia. Their franchise model allows local enterprisers to open their own cleaning business, with housekeepers trained in the Merry Maids process. That means, no matter where you live, your cleaner will be held to a national standard set by the brand. You can even read about their highly specific cleaning process on their website, where you can also find client reviews.
While rates will vary based on your location and the assignment, you can currently take advantage of some great savings. Check out these special offers — one will save $100 off your first five cleanings (that’s a $20 discount on each appointment) while another will save up to $400 on service fees for a full year of bi-weekly cleanings.