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Hiring Me vs Big Cleaning Company

When hiring someone to clean your home it can be difficult to decide whether to go with an independent contractor or a home cleaning company. Shannon recommends that consumers understand the difference between hiring an independent house cleaner and a cleaning company. Each offers advantages and disadvantages based on the specific needs and concerns of the client. Selecting the right one for the job can save money and worry. Shannon would like to help acquaint people with these basic differences and offer advice on how to decide.

I Am Flexible

Home cleaning companies and I usually have very different policies on minimum cleaning hours and cancellations. This is due to the number of people that typically work on a site. When companies use multiple cleaners, minimum cleanings can be required to be at least 4 hours due to offsetting transportation costs. I can afford to be more flexible with your minimum cleanings.


A big concern with hiring a house cleaner is turning over the security of your home to a complete stranger. With Me, it can be easier to build trust since it is always the same person cleaning your house. Companies may not assign the same cleaners every time, instead relying on their own security systems to ensure safety.


My cleaning standards are vastly higher than several large cleaning companies. On the first visit, a deep cleaning lasting longer than subsequent visits brings the house to the level it is meant to be maintained at. Companies may not always have as high initial standards. I have more set standards, and also eager to satisfy. Some customers may feel more comfortable dealing directly with the me, while others would rather deal with managers… personal preference.