Profitt Report: Looking to hire a housekeeper? Here's what to ask first

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While working full-time, raising kids and trying to cook healthy meals, that doesn’t leave a lot of time for housework. You can hire someone to do the work for you – but you need to figure out how much you’re willing to pay and if it’s someone you can trust!

We checked in with Mom’s Cleaning in Saginaw and owner Joseph Girardin says most of his clients have one thing in common: no time!

In a world where you can order Meijer groceries straight to your door or have Amazon deliver just about anything, Girardin said this is one more chore people are looking to get out of their hair.

“We do everything from apartment turnovers to deep cleans to, all the way to simple light cleaning,” he said.

So how much will this cost you? It depends. At Mom’s Cleaning, they evaluate your needs, the size of your space and it’ll run you anywhere from $75-115 per cleaning, on average. That’s on par with what Home Advisor estimates as the Saginaw average: $105-152.

“I do encourage them to shop around, get a few different quotes, see if you like the people,” Girardin said.

Angie’s List helps break down a few more questions you should ask:

  • How do you set your rates – by the hour? By the project?
  • Do you conduct background checks on employees?
  • Are you insured in case something is broken or goes missing?
  • And which services are included?
  • Be clear about expectations up front.

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